A character sketch is a quick rendering of a character, and writing a sketch is about asking and answering questions. In order to write a character sketch, you must ask yourself questions about your character. Only you, as the author, can answer these questions. In this podcast, our manuscript editors recommend prompts to get you thinking about who your character is so that you can write a clear and concise sketch.
After weeks of searching, you’ve finally found it: a job posting that suits your skills and interests perfectly. Clinching an interview is vital when it comes to finding employment, so why take a risk? Follow our editor's advice and submit a cover letter along with your resume or application.
Formatting a cover letter is important, but the actual content is even more important. This podcast will help you understand how to highlight your most valuable attributes.
Securing funding for a big project isn't always easy, but luckily, there are hundreds of grants available. Selecting an appropriate grant that fits your needs can be challenging and there are some basic grant writing tips you should follow. Most organizations that offer grants have guidelines for your grant proposal, but some leave you wondering where to begin. In this podcast, we provide a breakdown of what to include and exclude in your grant proposal.
It is important to think of an introduction as a map to your paper. A good introduction can immediately set your paper apart from those of others. This podcast outlines the steps to help you write a powerful opening, such as including a well-constructed thesis statement.
When writing a scientific paper or lab report, remember that your purpose is to communicate your findings to the reader and to explain the research behind your findings. However, proving your overall knowledge of the subject in question is just as important.
Have you been assigned to write a persuasive essay and don't know where to begin? Our editors explain what a persuasive essay is and how to write one.
A straight path is rarely interesting. Twists and turns that increase the sense of struggle provide an opportunity for the readers to build stronger emotional bonds with the character and build suspense.
There are many names for a plot outline; one of our favorites is the plot skeleton. Whatever you refer to it as, the plot outline is what will hold up your story if you know how to use it—or cause it to collapse if you don't.
Are you thinking about writing a preface for your book or have you been asked to write a foreword? A preface is a brief introduction (link) written by the author, as opposed to a foreword, which is an introduction written by another person that usually comes before the preface.