Guidelines for writing Poems, Stories and Tales

First point of view and the problem of opinion

What is the first person of view? In first person point of view the narrator is a character in the story telling it from their perspective. In third person point of view the narrator is not part of the story and the characters never acknowledge the narrator’s presence. Less common than first and third is […]

Quoting a song in an essay title

How do you reference a song title in an essay? In general, you should italicize the titles of long works, like books, movies, or record albums. Use quotation marks for the titles of shorter pieces of work: poems, articles, book chapters, songs, T.V. episodes, etc. How do you quote the title of a song? Do […]

Going from worldbuilding to writing a short story

World building in short stories Stay in the moment. It’s important to remember that a short story is a moment or an event. … Focus on the story not the world. … Be playful. … Know your character. … Your world and character must be believable. … Start as close to the end as possible. […]

How to stop repeating the same idea

Ways to avoid repetition in writing Vary your sentences. Repetition isn’t limited to words. … Avoid using long words. … Use a thesaurus. … Replace your character’s name with a pronoun. … Read your writing. … Break up your sentences. … Avoid wordy expressions. … Shorten your paragraphs. How do you stop repeating the same […]

How do I write for webcomics?

The following tips can give you an idea of how to begin creating a webcomic. Find Your Story or Inspiration. … Create an Outline or Storyboard. … Work With Other Artists. … Develop Your Own Style in Art and Type Lettering. … Be Consistent. … Share Your Webcomic Through Social Media and Forums. How do […]

Using present tense for events in the novels past

The Basic Rule: You should use the past tense when discussing historical events, and you should use the literary present when discussing fictional events. 1. When commenting on what a writer says, use the present tense. Example: Dunn begins his work with a view into the lives and motivations of the very first settlers. Can […]

About creative writing and translating

Creative writing is above all a translational process. Translation therefore plays a significant role for creative writers who work with foreign language texts. No one can argue that translation is not a writing practice. What is the relationship between translation and creative writing? Creative writing and translation—both are stimulating processes. Every fragment of the writer’s […]

About sound effects

A sound effect (or audio effect) is an artificially created or enhanced sound, or sound process used to emphasize artistic or other content of films, television shows, live performance, animation, video games, music, or other media. Traditionally, in the twentieth century, they were created with foley. What is the importance of sound effects? Sound is […]

What’s a good way to backup your writing?

A writer’s four-step backup action plan Save early and save often. While many of today’s programs are smart enough to autosave, forcing yourself to locally save a file multiple times during its creation is a good habit. … Use local external backups. … Use a cloud backup solution. … Use a one-off cloud solution. Where […]