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Links 1 through 10 of 157 by Barbara Haven tagged writing

Some lesser-known online resources that can help make your writing, editing and researching tasks easier. Plainlanguage.gov This site was developed by the Plain Language Action and Information Network, which is a group of federal employees who support the use of clear communication in government writing. The site includes humorous examples and resources on thinking about your audience, organizing your text, using plain language writing principle, and writing for the Web. My favorite part of the site is the word suggestions page.

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The Chicago Manual of Style and style guides, this requires that you capitalize the following parts of speech, according to YourDictionary.com: Nouns (man, bus, book) Adjectives (angry, lovely, small) Verbs (run, eat, sleep) Adverbs (slowly, quickly, quietly) Pronouns (he, she, its, her) Subordinating conjunctions (as, because, that)

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We've been trained to turn to our phones to inform our followers of our somewhat witty observations. I think the instant validation of our apps is an enemy to producing the kind of writing that takes years to complete. That's why I advise anyone serious about writing books to spend at least a few years keeping it secret. If you're able to continue writing while embracing the assumption that no one will ever read your work, it will reward you in ways you never imagined. recommended Ryan Boudinot is executive director of Seattle City of Literature.

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So the questions become: How to create amazing content, how to put together blogposts strategically and efficiently, and how to get your content out to the masses. Writing tips are a good place to start. And to supplement the words you use to build your blogposts, I’ve found a huge number of blogging tools that help with everything from coming up with ideas to spread the content far and wide.

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Ken Liu's incredible story "Paper Menagerie" just became the first work of fiction to win all three of SF's major awards: the Hugo, the Nebula and the World Fantasy Award. And we're proud to be able to reprint the whole story, right here at io9. Here's your chance to find out what all the excitement is about, and discover one of science fiction's fastest rising stars.
"Paper Menagerie"
by Ken Liu
One of my earliest memories starts with me sobbing. I refused to be soothed no matter what Mom and Dad tried.

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