Writing FAQ

  • 8 tips for writing a poem!

    Poetry, the free genre par excellence! But the possibilities offered by the writing of a poem is not without constraints. The poet is more than a writer, he is ultimately a composer and artist of language. Today, we give you some tips on how to try your hand at poetic art. Find a unique theme A poem is a short literary work that is characterized by its unique form. Since it is about celebrating or denouncing a subject that is particularly close to your heart, it is better to devote yourself to this single theme without spreading yourself too thin. Love, suffering, life, etc., are universal themes that are often…

  • Is it a good idea to write a non fictional incident from a first person perspective?

    Asked by: Nicholas Degenhardt Can a non fiction be written in first-person? Sometimes using the first-person point-of-view is the best option for a piece of creative nonfiction writing even if it is a memoir, personal essay or piece of literary journalism. Why we should avoid writing in 1st person POV? The first person point of view is considered informal, and is not encouraged in academic writing. First person can appear to weaken the credibility of the writer in research and argument, as it reads as the writer’s personal opinion. What should you not write in first-person? 3 Things to Avoid When Writing in First-Person Avoid obvious tags. … Don’t start…

  • What should appear in the List of Acronyms?

    Asked by: Nikki Wentz A list of abbreviations is a list of all the abbreviations that you used in your thesis or dissertation. It should appear at the beginning of your document, with items in alphabetical order, just after your table of contents. How do you write a list of acronyms? List of Abbreviations Include the heading “LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS” in all capital letters, and center it 1″ below the top of the page. Include one double-spaced line between the heading and the first entry. Arrange your abbreviations alphabetically. Where should list of acronyms go in a report? When including a list of abbreviations, insert them near the start of…

  • How to make the first lines of my novel attractive and hooking?

    Asked by: Nikki Wentz Here are 12 tips for how to write a good hook! Startle readers with the first line. … Begin at a life-changing moment. … Create intrigue about the characters. … Use a setting as the inciting incident. … Up the stakes within the first few pages. … Introduce something ominous right away. … Set the mood. What makes a good first line of a novel? The first lines of a novel or short story must grab the reader’s attention, enticing them to continue past the first page and continue reading. The first sentence provides you with an opportunity to showcase your writing style, introduce your main…

  • Does a writer have any rights to a work that has been completely rewritten by another writer?

    Asked by: Nikki Wentz Copyright law protects the owner of property rights in literary and artistic works against those who ‘copy’ or otherwise take and use the form in which the original work was expressed by the author. Do authors own the rights to their books? Usually, the author of the creative work is the owner of the copyright. But in the publishing industry, the owner of the copyright may be the publishing company due to an agreement between the author and the publisher. Some of the big names in book publishing are Random House, DoubleDay, and Penguin. Can you reference other books in your book? Ideas are not protected…

  • How to write an instructor instructing others about complicated tasks?

    Asked by: Nikki Wentz How do you give instructions for an activity? Body language to reinforce what you're saying. Exactly like okay class we're going to listen to the recording. And read the information go. And speak afterwards we're going to write. How do you teach learners in difficult circumstances? Strategies for dealing with difficult teaching situations Hear what the student is saying. Empathize with student’s situation. Assess what the student’s needs are. Refer to campus resources. Tell the appropriate campus official or department. What are the 4 ways of giving effective instructions? How to Give Effective Instructions Be direct. … Be close. … Use clear and specific commands. ……

  • Citation short form for authors’ names: different authors, different books, same last name. First name in endnote?

    Asked by: Nikki Wentz How do I separate author names in EndNote? Enter author information To enter multiple authors, place each author’s name on a new line by pressing Enter after each addition. When a comma is used to separate names, EndNote will take everything prior to the comma to be a surname. How do you cite multiple references in EndNote? To insert multiple citations: Hold the Ctrl key (on a Windows PC) or the command key (on a Mac) while selecting multiple references in your Endnote library. OR. … Insert selected references as explained above under Method 1 or Method 2. How do you cite the names of two…

  • Citation throughout my book rather than at the end as a bibliography?

    Asked by: Rob Beardsley Should I cite the whole book or just a chapter? When a book’s chapters are written by different authors, you should cite the specific chapter you are referring to. When all the chapters are written by the same author (or group of authors), you should usually cite the entire book, but some styles include exceptions to this. How do you cite a whole book? The basic form for a book citation is: Last Name, First Name. Title of Book. City of Publication, Publisher, Publication Date. Does my book need a bibliography? The rules of citation that apply to academic and research papers don’t apply to novels.…

  • Resources for writers: websites for posting stories and poetry ?

    Asked by: Rob Beardsley Each year we scour the web for our annual 101 Best Websites for Writers, a comprehensive collection of online resources for writers.…Top Websites for Writers: 10 Online Writing Communities CAMP NANOWRIMO. … CRITIQUE CIRCLE. … CRITTERS WORKSHOP. … FICTIONAUT. … INTERNET WRITING WORKSHOP. … STORYADAY. … WATTPAD. … THE WRITERS CHAT ROOM. Where can I post poems and stories? 10 Free poetry submission sites All Poetry. All Poetry has been around since 1999 and is a favorite with many poets. … My Poetic Side. If you want to publish your poems online and make new friends, My Poetic Side is well worth trying. … Hello Poetry.…

  • What would sections of a book that are larger than a chapter be called?

    Asked by: Rob Beardsley Usually it’s called a part. What are the different parts of a book? These are the parts of a book you need & what we’ll cover in detail for you: Book Cover. Title Page. Copyright. Table of Contents. Dedication. Foreword. Prologue. Epilogue. What is a division in a book? A chapter (capitula in Latin; sommaires in French) is any of the main thematic divisions within a writing of relative length, such as a book of prose, poetry, or law. A chapter book may have multiple chapters that respectively comprise discrete topics or themes. In each case, chapters can be numbered, titled, or both. What are the…