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Caitlin. 24. Occupation: figuring it out. Currently writing a novel. Owns a cat and three dogs.
HALF MY LIFE IS AN ACT OF REVISION
John Irving

writing tip #937:

gr8writingtips:

not sure where your story ends? stop writing. stop writing now. there you go, i fixed your problems as always

─ Anonymous ─
Hi, I'm editing a book and I'm currently using Word, but I think it has limited features for the task, and I wanted to know if you know of any software I can download for free that would have more features then adding comments and highlighting [like letting me change the color of the comment box, and such]. Thank you ♥

thewritingcafe:

These are helpful:

  • StyleWriter 4 is fantastic. It’s an add-on for Microsoft word and has a 14-day trial period. It goes through your text, picks out “glue words”, misspellings, long sentences, homonyms, passive tense, shows your reading grade level, and more.
  • Editminion *FREE* checks for adverbs, weak words, passive voice, cliches, and homonyms among other things.
  • Pro Writing Aid is another online editor. It is mostly free, but offers more features if you pay.
  • AutoCrit offers free analysis for under 500 words, otherwise you have to pay for more text and more editing features.
  • Paper Rater offers a free service for editing, but it is designed for essays.

But they’re mostly for spelling and grammar. I don’t know of anything that allows you to add more comments and stuff, unless you have a tablet, a tablet pen, a pdf version of your manuscript, and a program that allows you to draw on it.

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harmonyinkpress:

So…. Remember the Yong Author Challenge we did last year? The one where every person who sent in a story got feedback from a published author and the winners got their story published in an anthology (and paid for the story)?

This one. It’s pretty fantastic. If you haven’t checked it out, you should, because the stories are amazing.

Well…. We’re doing it again.

I am pleased to announce the Harmony Ink Young Author Challenge 2015!

  • Submissions between 2,000 – 10,000 words will be considered.
  • Main characters should be 14 – 18 years old and can be gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or anywhere else on the LGBTQ+ spectrum, including still in the process of working out their sexual/gender identity.
  • The story should portray positive LGBTQ+ characters who grow or change for the better in some way. See the general Harmony Ink submission guidelines for more information.
  • Authors can be between the ages of 14 – 21.
  • If the author is 17 or younger, a parent or legal guardian will have to sign the publication contract should a story be accepted.
  • Selected stories will be published in an anthology to be released in both paperback and eBook formats.
  • Accepted authors will be paid a flat rate based on story length. Payments will range from $25 – $55.
  • Feedback from at least one published author will be provided for all submissions.

We had amazing submissions last year and I can’t wait to see what we get this year.

Go forth and write!

911: This is 9-1-1. What's your emergency?
Me: hELP. RUNAWAY DIALOGUE.
911: what.
Me: I CANT STOP THIS CONVERSATION. IT KEEPS GOING.
911: ...
Me: Omg I thought I knew where I was going but it's a lie I DONT ITS A LIE.
911: please stop calling.
Me: THEY KEEP ARGUING. IDK WHAT TO DO.
911: -disconnects-
Me: I am lost.

Writing Research - Victorian Era

ghostflowerdreams:

In historical fiction it is important to be accurate and the only way to do so is to research the era. What is highly recommended by many writers is to write your story first. While writing your story, mark the parts that you’re not sure are correct and then do the research after you are done. This is to prevent you from from doing unnecessary research that may not be relevant to your work. You want to spend your time wisely!

To begin, the Victorian period formally begins in 1837 (the year Victoria became Queen) and ends in 1901 (the year of her death). 

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Society & Life

Commerce

Entertainment & Food

Hygiene, Health & Medicine

Fashion

Dialogue

Justice & Crimes

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