If you are having trouble creating a good plot, take the time to listen to this podcast. The five golden rules discussed, such as creating a plot skeleton, will help you organize your story ideas into a successful design.
If you already have a plot outline and are in the process of writing your story, you need to consider how you are planning on ending your novel. Remember our mantra: a plot is a complication followed by a plot resolution.
When writing a book series, it is important to keep plot structures in mind; each book must have its own plot, a plot which is concluded within its own pages.
Do you struggle with plural possessives? If so, don't feel bad; you're not alone! Knowing when and where to add the apostrophe to possessives can be tricky. Further complicating matters is that the correct usage sometimes looks and sounds wrong. We hope that by the end of this podcast, you'll have a better grasp of plural possessives and how and when to use them. In this podcast, our editors discuss plural possessives and how to use them correctly.
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.
In “Understanding Punctuation,” we covered some of the most common punctuation marks used in English writing. Now, let’s look at a few more punctuation marks in further detail.
In this article in our Dissertation/Thesis Writing Series, we discuss how to select a thesis committee. The selection of the thesis committee is one of the most important decisions you will make during your career as a dissertation author and PhD student.
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.
Scribendi.com's editors explain what a short story is and offer helpful tips about how to write a short story.
This article discusses the proper uses of square brackets, curly brackets and angle brackets. Brackets are actually more complex than most people realize!