Guidelines for writing Poems, Stories and Tales

How to know the quality of query letter critiques?

What makes a successful query letter? In a query letter, you have to make do with just a few lines. This part of the letter is known as the hook. Your hook should show agents how your book is different from the thousands of others in your genre. It should be an awesome concept that […]

Do short stories have to be of a particular length?

How Long Should a Short Story Be? The average short story should run anywhere from 5,000 to 10,000 words, but they can be anything above 1,000 words. Flash fiction is a short story that is 500 words or less. What qualifies a short story? short story, brief fictional prose narrative that is shorter than a […]

How to view all book reviews in one place?

Is there a book review site? 1. Goodreads. Goodreads is arguably the leading online community for book lovers. If you want some inspiration for which book to read next, this is the site to visit. How do I see all my reviews on Goodreads? You can find a list of your text reviews by visiting […]

Is my method of Narration switching from objective to subjective too complicated?

What makes subjective narration different from objective narration? Subjective information or writing is based on personal opinions, interpretations, points of view, emotions and judgment. It is often considered ill-suited for scenarios like news reporting or decision making in business or politics. Objective information or analysis is fact-based, measurable and observable. What makes a narrator subjective? […]

What is the ideal word count when shopping a mystery novel to agents?

80,000 to 90,000 wordsMystery Novel Word Count Agatha Christie, the best-selling mystery writer of all time, wrote novels that averaged about 40,000 to 60,000 words. However, most agents and writers say your mystery novel should be the same word count as general fiction, 80,000 to 90,000 words. How many words do publishers want in a […]

How can I learn to speak formal English that people speak in corporate sector?

How can I learn corporate level English? What is your English level? Take our short English test to find out. Read English language newspapers and business websites. … Watch English language TV shows and movies. … Watch English language business and financial news. … Set targets. … Review before bedtime. … Learn aloud. … Put […]

Is the page after the title page numbered page 1 or page 2 in MLA7?

The MLA Style Center The first page of an essay should be numbered 1. Therefore, if you are preparing an essay that includes a title page, do not number the title page. Does the title page count as page 1? The title page is assumed to be the first page, but remains unnumbered. Is the […]

How to Write Like a Little Kid

Here is Joyce’s “handbook” on playing with words like a child: Talk about Animals. For example, the first sentence: … Tell Fairy Tales. … Drop Your Commas. … Use Childlike Words. … Bounce From One Thought to Another. … Focus on the Senses. … Nicknames. How do you write like a 5 year old? Here’s […]