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How to Write a Dedication

You have finally completed your novel, but now you have to decide who to dedicate your work to and which style of dedication is most appropriate. This article will help guide you through the process of writing a dedication. Continued...


Does Expository Writing Have You Confused?

Maybe you find yourself on this page because your instructor asked you to write an expository essay, and you aren’t exactly sure what’s expected of you—if so, you’ve certainly found the right place. Expository writing, or exposition, is a type of discourse used to describe, explain, define, inform, or clarify. It literally means “to expose.” Continued...


Assure/Ensure/Insure

Scribendi.com's editors explain the difference between assure, ensure, and insure. Continued...


Quotation Marks: How to Format Quotation Marks

Who knew formatting quotation marks was so complicated? In order to help you navigate their subtle nuances and unpredictability, Scribendi.com has compiled a list of rules to help you properly format quotation marks. Continued...


Example of a Synopsis

The synopsis is written with the express purpose of enticing a potential agent/editor to accept your manuscript for representation or publication. For your synopsis to be effective, your writing needs to be concise, clearly organized, and evocative of both your target genre and your own unique voice. You are not only selling your manuscript but also selling yourself as a writer, so it’s important that your synopsis be free from grammatical and spelling errors. Continued...


What is Back Matter?

Just as front matter is what you find at the beginning of a book, back matter, simply put, is what you find at the end of a book—the sections that appear after the central story has been completed. These sections of back matter are often supplementary in nature, and often inform the reader about some aspect of the book. Continued...


Complacent/Complaisant

Scribendi.com's editors explain the difference between complacent and complaisant. Continued...


An Essay Introduction Example

Now that we’ve gone over the finer points of an introduction, let’s take a look at a sample introduction to see how it all comes together. The beginning of an essay sets the tone for the reader and is also used to get the reader interested in your work. Having a well-written introduction is critical when writing an essay. Continued...


How to Write an Introduction

An introduction does exactly what its name implies: it introduces the subject of the paper to readers. But most importantly, it provides readers with a map to the overall paper. A good introduction captures readers’ attention, tells them what the paper is about, and provides an outline of what is to come. Continued...


Affect/Effect

Scribendi.com's editors explain the difference between affect and effect. Continued...




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