The Golden Rules for a Good Plot
The Golden Rules for a Good Plot

Everyone wants to know the secret behind amazing novels. Scribendi.com's editors offer five helpful plot rules that will ensure your novel has a good plot, one that will grab and keep your reader's attention.

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Writing Short Stories: Show 'em Your Shorts
Writing Short Stories: Show 'em Your Shorts

We love short stories. At Scribendi.com, we admire the authors who produce these mini manuscripts, what with their complete plots and well-developed characters.

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How to Write a White Paper
How to Write a White Paper

A well-written white paper can increase a company's market exposure immensely, so what are you waiting for? Let us help you produce the perfect marketing tool.

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MLA Formatting and MLA Style: An Introduction
MLA Formatting and MLA Style: An Introduction

Your instructor has asked you to format your term paper using Modern Language Association (MLA)1 style. You feel confident enough to gather your thoughts in order to produce the paper, but you have never heard of MLA style—do you panic or do you research MLA style and MLA formatting?

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Ebook Publishing
Ebook Publishing

Ebook publishing may not meet everyone's needs, but don't reject the idea of making your manuscript into a downloadable product without at least considering the pros and cons.

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How to Copyright a Book
How to Copyright a Book

Once you've written a story, there are many ways it can be delivered to the world. In this article, we'll look at how to copyright a book.

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How to Format a Resume
How to Format a Resume

Following from our previous look at resume writing, we now look at how to format a resume.

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The Semicolon and Colon
The Semicolon and Colon

While the comma indicates the smallest interruption in thought and the period provides a complete break, the semicolon and colon fall somewhere in between.

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How to Use Apostrophes
How to Use Apostrophes

The apostrophe may be the most abused punctuation mark in the English language so let's examine some of the rules that dictate when apostrophes are used and where they should be placed in a word.

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