10 Best Blogs for Creative Writing Ideas

Posted: May 30th, 2014, 8:57 am   By: erin.hempfling
People think creative ideas fall from a writer’s brain like leaves from a tree. This is far from true. Many writers struggle to come up with inspired things to pen about. For this reason, both veterans and newbie scribes turn their search browsers upside-down trying to find the best creative writing blogs in cyberspace. Ten […]

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What Is Expert Voice?

Posted: May 26th, 2014, 2:16 pm   By: brittany.corners
“We are all experts in our own little niches.”— Who is— Alex Trebek This week’s topic is expert voice. When you use expert voice, you will sound like you know what you’re talking about—even if you don’t. Awesome, huh?

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Capitalization of Cardinal and Intermediate Directions

Posted: May 14th, 2014, 12:36 pm   By: brittany.corners
“Ladies, if you want to know the way to my heart… good spelling and good grammar, good punctuation, capitalize only where you are supposed to capitalize, it’s done.”—John Mayer— who apparently doesn’t know any literate women.

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Comparisons

Posted: May 6th, 2014, 5:03 pm   By: brittany.corners
“When you’re used to the raw power of Iggy and the Stooges, everything else sounds kind of precious by comparison.”—Juno explaining why your mixtape is lame

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Hyphens

Posted: May 2nd, 2014, 10:53 am   By: brittany.corners
“Marcie Dahlgren-Frost. Dahlgren is my maiden name, Frost is my married name. I’m single again, but I never bothered to remove the Frost. And I get compliments on the hyphen.”—C’mon, who doesn’t love “Uncle Buck”?

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Sentence Fragments

Posted: April 29th, 2014, 9:46 am   By: brittany.corners
“‘Sentence fragment’ is also a sentence fragment.”—Lisa Simpson, with a pithy, incisive lesson on fragmentation

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Run-on Sentences

Posted: April 22nd, 2014, 1:49 pm   By: brittany.corners
“Always remember, your bones will not break in a bobsled. No, no, no. They shatter.”—words of wisdom, which everyone can use in life, from the Oscar-worthy “Cool Runnings”

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