Category: Writing articles

Articles about writing, including writing techniques, use of English, grammar and spelling,

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Apr
2018
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Choosing a road name in American civil war era Virginia

Selecting a name for a road or street in Virginia during the American civil war created a…

11
Mar
2018
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Writing description by using an image in your word processor

This is a pretty good system for writing description if you’re trying to describe something but aren’t…

04
Mar
2018
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Writing character description: introducing a character by name

This is a pretty good way of writing character description, or more specifically introducing a character by…

19
Feb
2018
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Writing description: the Confederate Secret Service

I’ve encountered a problem when describing the Confederate Secret Service in the American Civil War novel which…

10
Dec
2017
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Writing description: Yankee or Union?

It’s interesting how description can determine what a character is like, what his attitude is, as I…

10
Dec
2017
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Writing description versus action

I’m not quite sure whether I’ve written too much description in this scene from a novel which…

02
Oct
2017
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My writing a historical novel experience #1

One thing I’ve discovered since I started to write a historical novel is that it’s very easy…

30
Sep
2017
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My cheap book cover design for self publishing experience part 2.

I finished up designing my own book cover, as well as using a cheap book cover designer….

30
Sep
2017
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My cheap book cover design for self publishing experience part 1

Do you really have to have a good book cover for your novel? Or could you still…

28
Sep
2017
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Writing with smart quotes aka curly quotes

I think that my quest for a free Linux and Windows word processor that can create smart…