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30 awesome action verbs to replace "is," "are" and "was"

Sometimes, verbs of being are necessary. But a lot of the time, “is,” “are,” “was” and “were” are B-O-R-I-N-G, boring. We challenge you to run through...

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Break through book-writing boredom

Tell us if this sounds familiar: You’ve got a brilliant idea for a story. So, you frantically start writing, trying to get every single one of...

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4 "A"-mazing literary devices that will make your writing stronger

There are more literary devices out there than we can count, let alone memorize. Here are four that should be in your repertoire, though. This...

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Write a story with multiple points of view

Tons of YA novels these days—including our latest review, The Ring and the Crown by Melissa de la Cruz, are written with multiple narrators telling the...

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Be a dialogue diva: 3 exercises to help you write a better conversation

If your he said, she said is stuck in a monotonous grind, listen up, lady! We’re showing you how to tweak your speech to get it...

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7 themes to jumpstart your story

Starting off your story can be a little tricky. There are so many different ways to do it, but sometimes you’re just so excited to start writing...

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