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How to Write a Book Proposal
How to Write a Book Proposal

How does one go about writing a book proposal? Well, like all of the answers to life’s big questions, this one can be found in the lyrics of The Beatles.

Interjections: A Guide to Using Interjections Effectively
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.

How to Write a Character Sketch
How to Write a Character Sketch

The editors at Scribendi outline the key components involved in writing a character sketch.

How to Write a Book Review
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.

Effective Time Management
Effective Time Management

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

Proofreading Marks: What Do They Mean?
Proofreading Marks: What Do They Mean?

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.

Editing and Proofreading Tips for Bloggers
Editing and Proofreading Tips for Bloggers

These editing and proofreading tips for bloggers will help the you optimize your posts and get the most out of your online publications.

What is an Editorial Calendar?
What is an Editorial Calendar?

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

NaNoWriMo: Are You Ready?
NaNoWriMo: Are You Ready?

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.

How to Write a Screenplay
How to Write a Screenplay

The editors at Scribendi explain how to write a screenplay and offer helpful tips that might make your script a blockbuster hit.

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