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Interjections: A Guide to Using Interjections Effectively

Creating realistic, natural sounding dialogue in writing can be a difficult task for writers. Dialogue may come off as rigid and artificial sounding. Whether an author is writing fiction or nonfiction, they are almost always tasked with creating some form of dialogue. After editing thousands of manuscripts, the editors at Scribendi.com believe that the most useful tool to creating an air of humanism in a character’s dialogue is the interjection. Continued...


How to Write a Character Sketch

Scribendi.com's editors outline the key components involved in writing a character sketch. Continued...


How to Write a Book Review

Writing a book review is not the same as writing a book report or a summary. A book review is a critical analysis of a published work that assesses the work's strengths and weaknesses. Many authors strive to have their books reviewed by a professional because a published review (even a negative one) can be a great source of publicity. Continued...


How to Find the Time to Write

If you're the type of author who is forever checking status updates on social networking web sites, then the following are some time management skills that may help you buckle down and find the time to write. Continued...


Decoding Traditional Proofreading Marks

A proofreader uses a series of proofreading marks and symbols to suggest changes, correct spelling errors, improve punctuation and generally enhance the quality and readability of a hard copy document. Continued...


Editing and Proofreading Tips for Bloggers

Starting a blog is easy and once you do, you have the potential to reach millions of people. Unfortunately, the simple nature of blogs and blogging often breeds a careless mindset when generating a post. Bloggers are often too caught up in the thrill of their story or opinion to properly edit or proofread their piece. We’ve compiled a short list of tips in order to help the average blogger optimize his or her posts and get the most out of his or her online publications. Continued...


Are You Using an Editorial Calendar?

Want to write more articles? And more often? Then follow in the footsteps of magazine editors and utilize an editorial calendar. Continued...


Are You Ready for NaNoWriMo?

November is just around the corner and that can mean only one thing—authors worldwide are sharpening their pencils in preparation for NaNoWriMo. Not in the know about NaNoWriMo? This funny little acronym stands for National Novel Writing Month, which is the ambitious—albeit fun—goal of writing an entire novel in one month. Continued...


How to Write a Screenplay

Scribendi.com's editors explain how to write a screenplay and offer helpful tips that might make your script a blockbuster hit. Continued...


Editing versus Proofreading

It's common for many people, including business professionals and first-time Scribendi.com clients, to be a bit unclear about the differences between editing and proofreading. Continued...




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