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No first person, but use active voice. How do you do this?

Hello there,It is my search to find a way to satisfy these conflicting requirements that led me to Writing Forums in the first place.I’m writing a technical journal article. Their requirement is “Do not use first person”, ...

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Is my character’s goal causing my plot problems?

Very early concept. But here’s the idea so far as requested. Set on Earth in the future when a portal opened to another dimension (20 years ago) and brought mythical creatures and beings into our world – as well as magic. The humans...

5 Myths About English Majors Exposed, Explained, and Countered

When I tell people that I was an English major, the first thing they ask is, “But what can you do with that?” The second is, “Say something in Shakespeare!”  From my experience, there seems to be a general consensus that English li...

Sifting through Mythology: Finding the Grains of Your Story

Marc Graham explains how he used popular—and differing—myths and archaeological records to find the story of his new novel, Song of Songs: A Novel of the Queen of Sheba. The Queen of Sheba led a small tribe from her home in northern Ara...

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Another way of saying “engage the enemy”

Stormsong07 said: ↑ “Junior and Senior Riders, go ahead and report to your company. Initiates, stay here out of the way until the main body has engaged the enemy. Then rescue the wounded when you can. Do not directly engage with the ene...

The Differences Between a Crime Novel, Mystery Novel and Thriller Novel

Every writer’s job is to give the reader what she wants in a way she doesn’t expect. [Like this quote? Click here to Tweet and share it!] (And it’s wise to remember that every agent and editor is foremost a reader, too.) One of the fi...

Ofsted wins Court of Appeal case against Durand Academy

Court of Appeal judges rule Ofsted’s damning inspection report of a London academy was not unfair....

Great Ideas for Mystery Skype & Hangouts

This week I am welcoming some guest bloggers. This one is from Sarah Fromhold. Mystery Skype is a concept that first began around 2011. The premise is that students Skype with another class somewhere in the world, and each class tries to gu...

MyBib is Back

The last time that I wrote about MyBib it was to report that I didn’t have any information about when it would be back online, if ever. That was exactly one month ago. This morning I received an email from a reader named Eliza who exc...

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How do I write Britain becoming a US State for this general fiction?

Okay, so this is sort of why I’m here, the thing I want to do.True, since coming here/joining this online community, that my own writing juices have flown. I wrote sketches in somebody’s short humour thread FFS as my first two p...

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