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Writing Tip #46: Use Figures of Speech — Personification

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Good writers bring even inanimate things to life with a simple, familiar figure of speech known as personification.

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Writing Prompt: Alien Description

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Here’s a popular descriptive writing assignment we give in one of our middle school courses. It works for kids of any age, however.

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More Writers on Writing

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These quotes are selected because they express something true about writing in words that provoke, amuse, or inspire. I hope you enjoy them. Please feel free to share them.

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Close-minded or Closed-minded?

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Which is correct — close-minded or closed minded? Not telling. You gotta click to find out!

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Some Tips for Quotations and Dialogue

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Good narrative writing commonly involves dialogue – conversation between two or more characters in a story. Allowing characters to speak for themselves is a great way to reveal their personalities. It shows what a character is like rather just telling about him. It permits the reader to draw his own conclusions. As much as possible, let your characters be heard.

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