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Dangling modifiers

Dangling, misplaced and squinting modifiers

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*Advice given is based on the Australian Style Manual (ASM). Other style manuals, such as CMOS, may differ. Dangling, misplaced and squinting. These terms might sound odd, but they belong to real gram

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How to use a semicolon

How to use a semicolon

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Advice given is based on the Australian Style Manual (ASM). Semicolons are probably the most misused punctuation mark. If you don’t know how to use a semicolon, you’re not alone. Love them

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How to punctuate dialogue

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Advice given is based on the Australian Style Manual (ASM). Dialogue punctuation is an area of fiction writing that often baffles new and experienced authors alike. Here you will find simple explanati

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Competitions & opportunities

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There’s only one way to get yourself noticed as a writer. You’re writing because you want to read, correct? So you need to take a chance on your work being seen by those know. Entering sho

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Ouch! Negative reviews

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Dealing with criticism is one of the realities of becoming a published author. People outside our supportive circle of friends and family are going to read and publicly comment on our work. Fabulous!

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Pitch perfect

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Want some tips on delivering the perfect pitch to a publisher? During my last semester at RMIT, where I did my Associate Degree in Professional Writing & Editing, my classmates and I were offered

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Stories from conflict

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Where do stories come from? Some writers say the ideas simply float into their heads when they’re not really trying. Others like to brain-storm and think up a plethora of scenarios before they

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The sound of proofreading

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First impressions count, and nothing says ‘novice writer’ more than sloppy mistakes. I can’t tell you how often I’ve cringed because a silly blooper has crept through my work.

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