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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.

Interjections: A Guide to Using Interjections Effectively Podcast
Interjections: A Guide to Using Interjections Effectively Podcast

Dialogue in a story should not be stiff, but should suit the characters. One way to add realism to dialogue is to use interjections. Ways to add realistic human touches using interjections are discussed in this podcast.

Is Writer's Block Getting You Down?
Is Writer's Block Getting You Down?

If you've clicked on the link to this podcast, chances are you're one of the many authors who have suffered-or is currently suffering-from writer's block. As the fabled nemesis of authors, writer's block is perhaps the most frustrating thing about being an author. But have no fear, in this podcast we've listed ten ways you can shake off writer’s block and get back to writing.

Music for Work: 5 Great Productivity Playlists to Keep You on Track
Music for Work: 5 Great Productivity Playlists to Keep You on Track

Whether you are writing a masterpiece or reading one, listening to music can set the mood and help you focus. Here is some of the best music for work available.

Pre-writing Podcast: Having Trouble Putting Words on the Page?
Pre-writing Podcast: Having Trouble Putting Words on the Page?

Authors have their own writing habits, and sometimes they can be slightly odd-they may have to write first thing in the morning, only late at night, or never on Tuesdays! When asked, every author will offer different advice about how to begin the pre-writing process. What is pre-writing, you ask? We explain the pre-writing process in this podcast.

Scribendi Sponsors Creative Writing Event NaNoWriMo
Scribendi Sponsors Creative Writing Event NaNoWriMo

During this year's National Novel Writing Month, Scribendi will be helping aspiring authors by sponsoring NaNoWriMo.

Short Stories Podcast: Wondering How to Fit Your Big Ideas into a Small Space?
Short Stories Podcast: Wondering How to Fit Your Big Ideas into a Small Space?

Do you have great ideas for a story, but don't have the time to write a full-length novel? Maybe you should consider writing a short story. This podcast details how to turn your ideas into a narrative for a short story, outlines what to include, and provides suggestions on how to organize your thoughts.

Short Stories: Wondering How to Fit Your Big Ideas into a Small Space?
Short Stories: Wondering How to Fit Your Big Ideas into a Small Space?

Scribendi.com's editors explain what a short story is and offer helpful tips about how to write a short story.

So Wrong It's Right: Bending Grammar Rules in Your Fiction Writing
So Wrong It's Right: Bending Grammar Rules in Your Fiction Writing

By bending grammar rules in your fiction writing, you can give insight into characters and evoke feelings within readers. Here are some ways to do it.

Ten Tips to Help You Avoid Telling Writing
Ten Tips to Help You Avoid Telling Writing

One of the most often quoted axioms is “Show, don’t tell.” The idea is to keep students from explaining the story, that is, to stop them from using telling writing and use showing writing instead. I have compiled ten tips that actually show you how to avoid telling writing.

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