Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Figures Of Speech Exercise

Identify the figure of speech used in the following sentences. Answers 1. The righteous shall flourish as the palm tree. (Simile) 2. Life is as… Continue reading
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Monday, January 22, 2018

New Literary Agent Alert: Patty Carothers of Metamorphosis Literay Agency

Online Workshop | Get a Literary Agent: How to Catch an Agent’s Interest With Your Query and First Pages

Reminder: New literary agents (with this spotlight featuring Patty Carothers of Metamorphosis Literary Agency) are golden opportunities for new writers because each one is a literary agent who is likely building his or her client list.

About Patty: Patty Carothers has been in love with stories for as long as she can remember. She is a certified copy editor and an Oxford comma fangirl. Her adoration of all things comic book related and YA has morphed into her co-writing the Texting Prince Charming series. Engaging and realistic characters that bounce off the pages through witty and thought-provoking dialogue are a thrill for her to read. Although, most days the real question lies with a simple: Is she team Marvel or team D.C.?  During her internship at Metamorphosis, she has utilized her passion for being a wordsmith and grammar guru to help writers develop their writing skills and harness their distinctive inner voices.

She’s seeking: Anything YA, with an innate fondness for contemporary stories whose characters she’d want to claim as her BFFs.

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Gap Fills Exercise

Fill in the blanks with an appropriate word or phrase. Answers 1. The Minister has agreed to come. 2. In most countries you have to… Continue reading
from English Grammar https://www.englishgrammar.org/gap-fills-exercise-29/

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Nouns And Pronouns Exercise

Fill in the blanks with an appropriate pronoun or verb that agrees with the subject in number and person. Answers 1. This is one of… Continue reading
from English Grammar https://www.englishgrammar.org/nouns-pronouns-exercise-2/

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Weekly Round-Up: Successes and Transformations

Every week our editors publish around 10 blog posts—but it can be hard to keep up amidst the busyness of everyday life. To make sure you never miss another post, we’ve created a new weekly round-up series. Each Saturday, find the previous week’s posts all in one place.

wr_iconDiverse Cultures

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, read Quotes on Writing: 19 Classic and Contemporary Lessons from Black American Writers.

If you’re writing about characters with backgrounds that differ from your own, you may be considering hiring a sensitivity reader. Check out The Problem with Sensitivity Readers Isn’t What You Think It Is to consider the issue.

Magical Transformations

Transform your idea into a story with magic. Watch Tim Knox’s video on how to come up with great story ideas and read his accompanying explanation at Tim Knox: The Magic Formula for Great Story Ideas.

Many an author has built a series around a fictionalized version of their hometown or favorite place. To find out how—and why—to make that transformation, check out Beloved Settings: Considerations for Fictionalizing a Favorite Place.

For a classic from Script Magazine, read about the transformation from novel to film in Writer and Director Douglas McGrath on Adaptation of Dickens’ Nicholas Nickleby.

Successes and Rejections

For an example of a successful query letter—and an analysis of why it worked—check out Successful Query Letter Examples: Anna Quinn & The Night Child.

And for an interesting take on resolutions, read One Year, One Hundred Rejections: Brett Elizabeth Jenkins for a reflection from a poet who decided to get 100 rejections in one year.

Poetic Asides

Congratulations to the winner of the WD Poetic Form Challenge for the roundelay! Find out if you made the top five.

For this week’s Wednesday Poetry Prompt, write a poem with the title “Little (blank),” replacing the blank with a word or phrase of your choice.

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Prepositions Or Conjunctions Exercise

Fill in the blanks with an appropriate conjunction or preposition. Answers 1. She couldn’t qualify for the race in spite of having trained very hard.… Continue reading
from English Grammar https://www.englishgrammar.org/prepositions-or-conjunctions-exercise-2/

Tenses Exercise

Fill in the blanks with an appropriate tense form. Answers 1. I am thinking of visiting America. 2. He has been ill since last week.… Continue reading
from English Grammar https://www.englishgrammar.org/tenses-exercise-20/