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Q&A Need basic tools and ways to practice and polish my writing skills

What are the ways to practice and improve basic writing, like content and creative writing? I am not planning to write or learn to write fictional stories. By creative writing, I mean the essential...

3 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Michael16‭  ·  last activity 10mo ago by sinneddennis‭

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Q&A Is there a way to improve my grammar without so much cost? [closed]

I'm definitely poor at English and I always have grammatical errors. After posting a question about what apps can I use to start writing my stories, I searched in this site if how can I improve my...

3 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Invoker‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Is writing only scenes a good way to earn writing skills?

I'm searching to improve the way I write, and so I started to create just scenes, for example a battle. Is it a good idea as it is not integrated in a well-established story ?

2 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by user22975‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Tips for writing sentences like a native speaker

English isn't my native tongue, but I've been writing novels in English for a while. Most of the time, I can be aware of what's grammatically correct and what's not. But making sure that a sentence...

2 answers  ·  posted 9y ago by Alexandro Chen‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Is translation work likely to help me develop my own writing abilities?

I've been offered work translating some creative works into English. Is this kind of work likely to push my creative boundaries, and teach me how to be a better write of my own original creative wr...

1 answer  ·  posted 12y ago by blueberryfields‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How do I become a better writer when I hate reading?

I like telling stories, but I don't care so much for reading them. It's not for me. But the number one advice to become a better author is to read a lot. Is there anything else I can do? EDIT: ...

5 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by klippy‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A What methods can I use to improve my English writing skills? [closed]

everyone! I'm just an English learner now, but I intend to use English in my career. I suppose everyone knows requirements to pass one of common English tests. Also I wish I became a student of a ...

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Артем Малышев‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Is writing about your childhood in creative writing/fiction class necessary?

I have the same teacher for both a Journaling autobiographical class and a fictional writing class. While I expected to have to write about my personal life with one, she seems determined to have m...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Chophousekpop‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A What are the major weaknesses of Writing Excuses as a resourse for learning the craft? [closed]

I ask as somebody who loves Writing Excuses (https://writingexcuses.com), and relies on the podcast heavily as an educational resource. My writing ambitions are well aligned with their stated scope...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by sesquipedalias‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Write now or learn?

I have a story that I wish to write. I like my story and genuinely believe it to be interesting. My issue is that I have never really written anything before. When I have read advice in the past, I...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Edgar Gordon‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Larger structure - followup to Sense of Style by Steven Pinker

I have read Steven Pinker's Sense of Style, which is a great book. In chapter 4, he talks about how to form lucid coherent sentences, and in chapter 5, called "Arcs of Coherence", he extends his ...

2 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by user56834‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How do speech writers find the contents that make their speeches so impressive?

I wonder, when I hear JFK, Obama, Lincoln, Gandhi, Modi. The sentences, phrases in their speeches are so impressive. The content of their speeches are wonderful. I desire to be a successful orator ...

3 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by user39390‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A An educational ‘roadmap’ to become a proficient writer? [closed]

I need both information about the material as well as about the time it requires to learn to write. What could be a comprehensive reading list of exemplary works for a solid base? And a good readi...

0 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Pierre B‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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