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Embrace the journey

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Good writing is when a turning mixture of ideas are laid to a page word by word. It’s as if you’re a mason builder, using

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Onomatopoeia is one of the most enjoyable literary devices we encounter in our day-to-day reading adventures. It refers to words that mimic the natural sounds of the phenomena they describe, making the text more expressive, engaging, and enjoyable to read. If you’ve ever read a comic book, you’re probably familiar with classic examples like “BANG,” “POP,” or “BOOM.” However, the range of onomatopoeic words extends far beyond comic book expressions.

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The Power of Synonyms Synonyms are words that have the same or similar meaning to another word. They add diversity to our speech or writing, helping us to avoid repetitive language and enrich our message. Whether you’re drafting an essay, writing a novel, or just trying to express yourself more clearly in your daily conversations, a well-chosen synonym can add nuance, intrigue, and specificity. Synonyms are incredibly powerful tools in

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Understanding the difference between “affect” and “effect” can greatly improve your written and spoken English. These two words are often confused because they sound similar and have related meanings. But, they’re used in different contexts and have distinct functions in a sentence. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll provide numerous examples, answer common questions, and give you the tools you need to use “affect” and “effect” correctly every time. Understanding “Affect”

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I’ve edited manuscripts with word counts well over 100,000. A word count this high isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but publishers like books under 100k mostly due to publishing costs. To an agent or publisher, a high word count can imply an author doesn’t know how to edit themselves to be concise. Trimming the fat doesn’t mean you should cut anything essential. It means carving the extra off so your

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You’ve finally done it. After countless sleepless nights, you’ve written your thesis, dissertation, or college essay paper. But hold your celebration – you’re not done just yet. Next comes the crucial step of editing. Editing can feel daunting, especially for extensive works like theses and dissertations or for non-native English speakers grappling with language nuances. Yet, the value of this process cannot be overstated. Let’s demystify this crucial step with

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To be honest, after recruiting a dozen of the best editors and proofreaders to our team here at BookButchers, I rarely do editing myself, even though for the past few years I’ve been obsessed with the craft of writing and how to make it easier for new authors. But I do still enjoy the popular $297 first chapter critiques that I do myself – it’s a quick way to figure

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I’ve always wanted a magic 8-ball style writing prompts generator, and recently I had one built that’s pretty cool. You can spin combinations to get really interesting ideas. They’re slightly mature but not dirty; great for middle school or highschool writing classes; or for a brain tickle when you’re mired in writer’s block and need something fun and light to break back into writing. You can see more writing prompt

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We’re in a weird dystopia, where new AI writing tools and software will soon make it easy to proofread, edit typos and fix grammar. This part is great, because authors can save a lot of money and editors can focus on the real, big picture issues. Personally, we’re not threatened by AI, because very few editors are capable of providing the high-level, critical feedback that we can, and authors will

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Over on my main site, I’ve built a bit of a following by creating one of the best writing structure templates you can use to write books. There are lots of variations of the hero’s journey, but mine followed a 4-act structure with 24 individual chapters. That makes it more complete than any other, and most writers find it a huge help when developing their first draft. You can watch

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First person point of view is a narrative mode that is used when a story is told from the perspective of one character. In this mode, the narrator uses the pronoun “I” to refer to themselves and refers to other characters in the story by their names or other third-person pronouns. This mode of narration allows the reader to gain a personal connection with the narrator and experience the story

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