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3 Essentials for Better Writing

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We all know how important writing skills are, and we know that the average young American struggles to write well. But what’s the solution? You can’t mail order writing skills…. I’m convinced the answer is simple in theory, though not in practice. If you want to improve your writing, you must understand and apply these three key principles…

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What Is Plot?

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Every story has a plot. Whether it’s a short story, a novel, a play, or a movie, the most important element is the sequence of events that make up the story. In fact, that’s the definition of plot: the sequence of events in a story.

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Care About What You Write (and Write What You Care About)

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One of the challenges every writing teacher faces is assigning writing projects that students care about. All of us have been frustrated by having to write about something that doesn’t interest us. At WriteAtHome, we try to offer a variety of writing opportunities with enough flexibility and creativity to suit a range of tastes.

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Illustrating

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A wisely chosen illustration is almost essential to fasten the truth upon the ordinary mind, and no [writer] can afford to neglect this part of his preparation. ~Howard Crosby

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