Great Tips on Writing

23Dec 16
Write Your Holiday Memories

Write your holiday memories

What holiday traditions does your family have? Do you light candles, decorate a tree, or bake delicious food? The sights and sounds of the holiday season are often some of the most memorable. This makes them a great source of ideas for nonfiction writing. By using specific details in your writing, you can draw readers…

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A $10 Million Comma

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Generate ideas with a golden shovel poem

One of the best ways to get writing ideas is to reimagine something that already exists. Writer Nikki Grimes has done just that with her new book. Called One Last…

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Great Tips on Writing delves into the mechanics of fun and useful forms of writing. From poetry to persuasive essays, each book in this series guides readers through a different writing process. Learn how to choose and research your topic, organize your writing, hold your audience’s attention, and polish your prose through 12 step-by-step tips.