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The Heroic Journey 10: The Premise, or What the Story’s About

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This article is another guest post from author and former WriteAtHome writing coach, David Sims. The series discusses the common characteristics of great stories.

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Getting Articles Straight: A, An, or The?

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Some student writers just have a hard time knowing which article to choose. I marked a paper recently with the sentence below:

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Writing Modes: The Four Purposes of Writing

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  When we think of writers, we normally think of those who craft creative fiction — short stories, poems, novels, …

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Return of the Department of Redundancy Department: Scesis Onomaton

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Scesis Onomaton, pronounced SKEE-sis uh-NO-muh-tahn, is a rhetorical device used to emphasize a point — often facetiously — by repeating the same idea in different words. For example:

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