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Bite Size Writing Tips

Be Accurate Facts and statistics are used in articles all the time. They often enhance an article, adding authority to it as well as interest. But those facts have to be right. You may have a deadline you need to … Continue reading

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Bite Size Writing Tips

Dynamic Dialogue Dialogue is good for imparting information, but only use it to impart necessary information. The reader doesn’t need to know every little detail e.g.: “I thought you were having your hair cut today,” Sally said. Her eyes narrowed, … Continue reading

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Bite Size Writing Tips

Want to grab your reader’s attention right at the beginning of your story? Try shocking them: I knew she was dead even though the dull eyes stared back at me, mocking me, tempting me to raise the knife once more. … Continue reading

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Bite Size Writing Tips

Four and no more! Too many characters in a short story can lead to your reader being confused and the characters can easily become two-dimensional with no substance to them. In a short story, you only have a limited number … Continue reading

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Bite Size Writing Tips

What’s in a name? It’s so easy to fall into the trap of changing a character’s name half-way through a story. In the opening few paragraphs, your main protagonist might start off as Sarah. Then, as you build towards the … Continue reading

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Bite Size Writing Tips

Keep it Short and Sweet Whether you’re writing an article, short story, or novel, think about your opening paragraph very carefully in terms of length. Often, as writers, we’re keen to get going and ideas are flowing, so we don’t … Continue reading

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Bite Size Writing Tips

Alone and Aloud As writers, it’s so easy to become immersed in our work. Often we know our own stories  so well, which means that when we read our writing to check for errors, we miss spelling mistakes, a word … Continue reading

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