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1 Is That Your Final Answer? Stereotypes happen when we don't bother to dig deeper and ask, "What ELSE?" while we write.
Fiction: Essay, K+, English, words: 616, favs: 2, follows: 1, 8/9/2013
Reviews: An Art Form We write stories, but does anyone ever tell us how to review OTHER stories? Learn how to become the best reviewer on FictionPress
Fiction: Essay, K+, English, words: 1k+, favs: 3, follows: 1, 7/9/2013
3 He Said WHAT? FictionPress is a site designed for writers to critique each other's work. So why is it that so many people are afraid of a "bad" review? Here I have some tips on how to appropriately and maturely handle that review that nobody really wants to get.
Fiction: Essay, K+, English, words: 1k+, favs: 1, follows: 1, 6/29/2013
2 Real Writers Here on FictionPress, sometimes we can be a sloppy group of trembling wanna-be's - and what's worse, we coined the name for ourselves. At these times, we need to step back and start realizing what we actually are. We are real writers.
Fiction: Essay, K+, English, words: 733, favs: 1, follows: 1, 6/26/2013
1 Are You My Beta? There are enough writing guides on this site to drown any novice writer (or experienced). But when it comes time for a writer to find a beta reader, nobody knows how to ask. This is a guide designed to give you a basic outline for your next beta request.
Fiction: Essay, K+, English, words: 881, favs: 4, follows: 1, 5/25/2013
3 Dun Got That, Sweetie Pie? Sometimes, dialogue can be a big green wart on the back of the frog of fiction. How exactly do you write dialogue? How do you make it useful to the story? How do you differentiate between who's speaking? And, when's ye eva gonna use a accent?
Fiction: Essay, K+, English, words: 1k+, favs: 1, follows: 2, 5/9/2013
What They Don't Tell You about Mary-Sue Mary-Sue: a lack of definition of character. Here are some helpful ways for you to bring your character out of the cardboard box into the real world. And no, hopefully I don't repeat all the things you've already read about this topic.
Fiction: Essay, K+, English, words: 2k+, favs: 1, follows: 2, 4/24/2013
And then You Stop and Ask Yourself-- A short compendium of questions that every writer should ask himself while working on a project, ranging from broad to very specific.
Fiction: Essay, K+, English, words: 753, favs: 1, follows: 2, 4/20/2013
6 The Secret Life of the American Description I've never liked description. So I thought to myself, "Why does everybody think description is so great, anyway?" Turns out a couple of famous guys agree with me. Here's the secret side of the coin called description.
Fiction: Essay, K+, English, words: 1k+, favs: 1, follows: 2, 4/3/2013
On Essays » An essay on how to write essays. Fun, right? A two-part tutorial on the secrets of great formal essays writing, and the secrets of fun informal essays.
Fiction: Essay, K+, English, chapters: 2, words: 2k+, favs: 3, follows: 1, 3/19/2013
1 Mimicry A short petition to the older generation to behave in a way my generation is proud to copy.
Fiction: Essay, K, English, words: 517, favs: 2, follows: 1, 3/11/2013
5 How to Become a Great Writer in 10 Minutes In which I relate to you everything there is to know about becoming one of The Greats. Tailored for today's go-go-go culture, you will learn how to transform into a "I stayed up all night reading it" author in only 10 minutes - or less. Absolutely free! (with a twelve dollar purchase)
Fiction: Essay, K, English, words: 842, favs: 8, follows: 1, 2/23/2013
A Very Real Debate on Idealism Was Fitzgerald influenced by the poem 'Ode on a Grecian Urn' (John Keats) when writing 'The Great Gatsby? In a word, yes. A comparative essay due on Monday, and I would love any advice you have for me! Specifically on how to shorten it. Thank you!
Fiction: Essay, K+, English, words: 1k+, 2/23/2013
1 Our Day to Remember Today is President's Day. This is our one day to be mature about everything that's going on, but do we bother? Not hardly.
Fiction: Essay, K+, English, words: 383, favs: 1, follows: 1, 2/18/2013
What Channel am I On? Why knowing your audience is of the utmost importance when writing. (Rated K for sarcastic mention of "red injuns" that really have nothing to do with the topic at hand)
Fiction: Essay, K+, English, words: 577, favs: 1, follows: 1, 2/5/2013
3 Grammar Aryans Yes, I know, I'm beating a dead horse that's already been beaten. But humor me. Why grammar and all its friends are important for you, yes you, and your survival in the dog-eat-dog world of FictionPress.
Fiction: Essay, K+, English, words: 1k+, favs: 2, follows: 1, 1/7/2013
5 I Suck at Summaries There is no way to stress how important summaries are - and how many people don't realize it.
Fiction: Essay, K+, English, words: 1k+, favs: 2, 12/21/2012
6 Service of 7 Lessons and Names 7 short tips on creating and using names effectively in fiction. Because names are the Hershey's Kiss on top of the peanut butter cookie.
Fiction: Essay, K, English, words: 1k+, favs: 3, follows: 1, 12/8/2012
3 Faking History My teacher mentioned that there's a call to censor the book Huckleberry Finn. All because of one little word that starts with N. Why removing such language from school coursework will damage our future. T for, well, implied swearing - no actual foul language is used.
Fiction: Essay, T, English, words: 469, favs: 1, 12/4/2012
Thank You a quick note of thanks to all those citizens of the United States who voted
Fiction: Essay, K, English, words: 228, 11/6/2012
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