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Rhetorical Devices: Finishing Touches to Make Your Writing Sing

Mark Twain is famous for this quote about writing: “Anybody can have ideas–the difficulty is to express them without squandering a quire of paper on an idea that ought to be reduced to one glittering paragraph.” We often think that in longer works such as novels that we don’t necessarily have to worry about the succinctness…

Resolving Conflict within the Writer

by Jennifer Vander Klipp Over at Pencildancer, we’ve been following the theme of Goals, Motivation, and Conflict. GMC is writing shorthand for the needed ingredients in a book. We spent January covering goals from different aspects, and in February, we discussed motivation. Now in March, we are talking about goals. While most of the Pencildancers…