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Colorful Language: Falling in Love with the Speech Rhythms of the American Southwest

YA author Rayne Lacko tells how falling in love with the colorful speech patterns of the American Southwest helped her shape her novel A Song for the Road. When I charted an epic road trip across the American Southwest for Carter Danforth, ...

Turn Text to Speech With the Voicepods Chrome Extension

A couple of months ago I discovered a new text to speech tool called Voicepods. When I first tried it and wrote about it Voicepods would only create voice recordings based on text that you wrote. This week Voicepods launched a free Chrome e...

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I need UK help!

I can’t speak for the Welsh or in their language, but I am not aware that anyone in the UK would simply say “air-plane”. There is always that extra vowel noise between those two words although it is difficult to define wha...

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Beyond the Fields We Know

The ‘otherworld’ is my main interest and though I’ll admit a large part of this is escapism, the exploration of an ‘ideal’ realm, I’m also interested in thresholds and the interaction of the fantastic wit...

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George Orwell’s 5 Rules for Effective Writing

Hey folks. I did a quick search and it doesn’t appear the following has been shared before. Here is an essay written by George Orwell. A guideline for preventing common errors in written language. I have found it very helpful: Politic...

Get More Done This Week Using This Simple Productivity Hack

With school ending and the global pandemic in full effect, it’s getting extremely hard to stay focused. This simple and easy-to-implement system will take you less than 15 minutes and help you get more done, be more productive, and lessen...

Short Story Contest Entry: Election Day

Today we have another entry received for the Writers Forum 2020 Short Story Contest. Since the contest judges are supposed to be judging the entries without knowing who wrote them, the author’s names will be withheld until after the w...

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Finding a writing coach

I didn’t get much out of my previous experience with writing coach. It was profoundly disappointing after struggling to explain my story and trying to articulate the multiple issues I felt with the process I was given suggestions where st...

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A discussion on where you find character desire. My own opinion based on a hypothesis

@ralph: I figure all we would have to look is at a historical period. Here’s a good example of a historical figure off the imperialism times. Seems like an interesting character the way the historian describes it. I like how historian...

Tactiq – Record the Captions in Google Meet

Tactiq is a new Google Chrome extension that lets you record the captions generated by the automatic captioning tool in Google Meet. You can use it to record and save all captions or select just some… Read the whole entry at FreeTech4...

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