Writers can improve their ability to influence their audience by studying how different media, like film, writing,
symbols, and speeches, communicate and shape meaning. This is the goal of rhetorical analysis.
The author’s writing focuses on the universal human experience, capturing its essence and representing the
experiences of their readers. Their goal is to speak for all through their writing. In an unforeseen development,
it turns out that the author isn’t just writing to hear the sound of their own keyboard. They’re capturing the
essence of the human experience and speaking for us all. Who knew that writing could be so altruistic?
In Irish folklore, a leprechaun is a magical being who looks like a small, bearded man in a green coat and hat. He
can grant wishes or have a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow. Unlike other mythical creatures that have been
transformed by different media and cultures, such as vampires, the leprechaun has stayed true to its original
form. The difference between the old story of “The Adventure of Fergus son of Léti” and the new film “Leprechaun”
illustrates how the leprechaun has changed, but also how it has kept its essential characteristics.
Pleonasms are words or phrases that add no new meaning to your sentences, making them wordy and redundant. They
can weaken the impact of your writing and make it less engaging for your readers. To write concisely and
impactfully, you need to avoid pleonasms in your writing. This article will teach you how to spot and remove
pleonasms, how to avoid common pleonasms, and how to use editing and proofreading to eliminate pleonasm.
How to Compare Online and Traditional Education: A Guide for Students. Discover the differences and similarities
between online and traditional education, and what factors to consider when deciding which one to pursue.
The article discusses the role and significance of centaurs in literature, reflecting conflict between humanity
and inhumanity, and the loss of this symbolism and meaning as the centaur transformed into an motif of science
fiction and fantasy in modernity.
Uncover the secrets of narrative structure and its significance in various forms of media. Dive into the depths of
narratology and explore the groundbreaking theories of Mikhail Bakhtin, revolutionizing the way we understand
Understanding Gerunds, Adjectives, and Adverbs: Unleash the Power of Action in Your Writing:
Unlock the secrets of action-packed writing by mastering the art of gerunds, adjectives, and adverbs. In this
article, we delve into the mechanics behind these linguistic tools and how they can transform your storytelling.
From using gerunds to infuse your writing with movement and energy to leveraging descriptive adjectives to create
vivid scenes, and harnessing the power of impactful adverbs to amplify the emotions of your characters, this
comprehensive guide will equip you with the skills to craft compelling narratives that leave a lasting impression.
The challenges and requirements of becoming a successful writer. Learn the importance of dedication, hard work, a
practical perspective, and the role of luck. Aspiring writers, get tips such as reading extensively, writing with
purpose, editing ruthlessly, and seeking feedback. Overall, the author encourages writers to embrace the journey
and believe in themselves.
Writing as an Existential Act: The Art of Creating One’s Own Essence
This article introduces the reader to the existential perspective in writing, which emphasizes the importance of
individual choice and action in defining one’s own identity and purpose. The author shows how existentialist
writers use their writing as a way of exploring and expressing their own views on human existence, without relying
on any external authority or system. The author also addresses the difficulties and paradoxes that existentialist
writers face, such as the fear of the absurd, the tension between freedom and commitment, and the relation between
human and divine.
Beyond Likes and Followers: Unraveling the True Impact of Social Media Advertising
In this thought-provoking piece, the author challenges the notion that books can be sold effectively through
social media. Drawing on personal experiences and observations, the article underscores the importance of
understanding the unique ways in which different individuals interact with social media platforms that makes
selling books ineffective on these sites.
This article aims to educate authors on the pitfalls of selling cheap books online and the best practices for
pricing their books. It explains the distinction between marketing and economics, the influence of Amazon’s
algorithm, and the significance of quality over quantity.
Inverse language techniques can transform your writing from bland to brilliant. Find out how to apply this
technique to create stunning sentences that will impress your audience. This article will teach you the benefits,
examples, and tips of inverse language.
Learn how to master the use of adverbs in your writing. You will discover why adverbs are not always the enemy and
how they can enrich your language and storytelling. You will also see how adverbs can help you create realistic
and lively dialogue that captures your characters’ personalities and emotions.
Successful writers today do not rely on books as their sole means of earning. Modern authorship radically evolved
in the last thirty years with the advent of the internet making websites a necessity to generate engagement. In
this article, you will learn why you need a website and some of the pitfalls of not having and developing your
Education as a business may distort the goals and incentives of education. Commodifying academics as a business
may influence choices and behaviors of both educators and learners that are not conducive to genuine learning and
innovation. Educators are encouraged cut corners and other practices intended to cater to the demands of the
market. Students engage in unethical practices such as plagiarism or cheating since they pursue pursue education
for instrumental reasons, such as obtaining a diploma, earning a certificate, getting a job, or obtraining a
higher salary, rather than for intrinsic reasons, such as curiosity, passion, or interest.
Want to write but can't figure out how to do it and not starve or break your back working? 'Cheaters Incorporated'
is the perfect guide for those who want to succeed in writing without actually doing any work! 😂
Publisher rejection can be a painful and discouraging experience for writers, but it doesn’t have to be a fatal
one. Discover the best ways to handle publisher rejection and not give up on your writing dream. You will learn
various strategies and mindsets that can help you deal with rejection, learn from it, and move forward with
confidence and resilience. You will also learn how to understand the publisher’s rationale and improve your
chances of getting published.
As a writer, you know how rewarding and creative writing can be, but you also know how frustrating and challenging
it can be. You have probably encountered some of the pet peeves that plague writers, such as grammar fanatics,
plagiarism, clichés, and unrealistic expectations. You will explore how to handle these irritations and use them
to enhance your writing abilities.
Despite appearing to be an ideal platform for publishing, Medium is actually hindered by technological biases
within social journalism. Medium’s content ranking system is not impartial and fails to provide a level playing
field for all writers. There exists a credibility issue in Medium (social journalism) stemming from its failure to
be truly 'social' due to its biased content ranking system. The problems with Medium’s pay model and its impact on
writers and readers. Medium’s system creates an unsustainable membership of more writers than readers. With some
creative thinking and the implementation of traditional journalism strategies, Medium’s problems can be resolved.
How to gain more readers on Medium? Easy, just follow these simple steps:
~Forget everything you learned about good writing. Grammar, punctuation, research, originality, none of that
matters on Medium. Just write whatever comes to your mind, preferably something controversial or sensational.
~Spam your followers with claps, comments, and shares. Don’t worry about the quality or relevance of your
interactions, just make sure you get noticed by as many people as possible. The more you annoy them, the more they
will pay attention to you.
~Copy and paste other people’s content. Why bother creating your own when you can just steal someone else’s?
Medium doesn’t care about plagiarism or ethics, as long as you generate traffic and revenue. Just make sure you
add some emojis and gifs to spice it up.
There you have it, the ultimate guide to gaining more readers on Medium. Follow these steps and you will be a star
in no time. Good luck! 😂
When you start writing on Medium, it’s fun but soon devolves into a lot of work to get people to read your stuff.
Soon you realize all effort is in vain because no one is even reading. Like a ship lost at sea, writing on Medium
starts off as an exciting adventure, but soon devolves into a desperate struggle to be seen.
How one C student became and author and another C student earned a living selling term papers. Celebrating lazy
students and teachers. Learn how to coast through academics without giving a shit in this critique of the
education system. Luck will make you a published author and resentment towards teacher will make you a hack
This humorous and sarcastic article mocks the common practice of using sex as a way to attract more readers and
viewers to online content. The author claims that sex is the ultimate marketing tool, and that he has decided to
use it to boost his blog’s popularity. He then proceeds to write a series of absurd supposedly sexy stories.
Do you think it’s important for writers to read articles before commenting on them? Some of the worst critics are
writers and readers who don't read, and unsurprisngly, most have achieved no fame. Learn how successful writers
deal with critics and commenters, especially fellow authors.
Writing is a double-edged sword, providing a source of joy and pain for writers. Writing can help authors express
themselves, explore their creativity, and communicate their ideas to the world but also exposes the harsh
realities of life, such as criticism, rejection, and true friends. Learn to enjoy the isolation.
Editing is an essential part of writing, but it can also be a source of conflict and stress for writers. Editors
and critics often impose arbitrary rules and limitations on writers, who feel trapped and restricted in their
writing. Explore how to edit your work effectively without compromising your creativity, and how to break the
rules and create your own style.
Unexpectedly, being an author doesn’t grant you immortality. Who knew that aging and fading into obscurity was
just part of the human condition? How being an author doesn’t make you immune to aging and being forgotten.
Question their own motives and expectations for writing, and try to appreciate the joy and value of writing for
its own sake.
An author reveals how his writing is influenced by what has happened and what is happening in his life. He talks
about his struggles with publisher rejection, his love for his dying dog, and his advice for aspiring writers. He
urges writers to be fearless and truthful in their work, and to write what they are afraid to say.
Exploring the themes of legacy, reputation, and self-delusion through a mix of personal anecdotes, poetry, and
introspection. The author invites readers to consider the power and purpose of writing.
Writing online is a way of creating something that lasts, but also something that is ephemeral. Online writers
know that their writing will not last forever, and that can make them feel sad and lost, especially when they
write about people they care about. But they also know that writing can help them deal with mortality and
appreciate life, and that can make them feel joyful and strong.
At times, being simple is beneficial. I compose writings about you and the collective human journey, endeavoring
to seize the truth in an understandable way that speaks universally.
An honest, raw account of the struggles and joys of being a writer and a call to action for young writers to
embrace their voices and write without hesitation.
If you want to make your writing funny and powerful without betraying your craft, here are some tips that are easy
to say but hard to do. Don’t worry, they won’t make you sound like a clown or a dictator.
Writers, push those keyboards and pull those notebooks to explore the best ideas when exercising your creativity
and imagination. Don’t let the distractions of the world interfere with your training. Focus on shaping your work
into artistic excellence.
What do you do when a guitar guy crashes your party and tries to impress everyone with his mediocre skills? Do you
ignore him, tolerate him, or confront him? In this humorous article, the author tells us what he did when he faced
such a situation and how he gave the guitar guy a taste of his own medicine.
If you’re an aspiring writer wondering about the differences between genre and literary fiction, this article is a
must-read. Learn why some literary fiction writers may view genre fiction as less meaningful, and what that means
for your own writing.
Terry Trueman uses the contrast between existentialism and nature to show his perspective on writing and life. He
also uses humor and irony to make his point more engaging and relatable. He challenges the reader to question the
value and relevance of existentialist philosophy, and to appreciate the simple and concrete moments of joy and
wonder that nature offers.
Are you tired of churning out content like a factory worker while your masterpiece gathers dust in Amazon’s
digital graveyard? Do your emails to agents and publishers become the victim of ghosting? Keep calm and carry on
with your literary passion.
You will become a master of online writing!
How do you create a believable and engaging story? Learn a valuable lesson from a guy who lies a lot, and how he
used that lesson to improve his writing skills. Find out how to use POV as a rhetorical device that adds meaning
and depth to your story.
Writing is not only a way of expressing yourself, but also a way of convincing others to read and believe what you
write. Learn why persuasion is the primary goal of writing, regardless of the genre or topic. You will learn how
to determine your writing's persuasiveness with examples of how persuasive writing works in different forms and
genres of writing, such as history, science fiction, fantasy, and racism.
How do you choose the right POV for your story? Is first-person POV always lazy writing? POV is not only a matter
of preference, but also a powerful tool that can enhance your story’s message and impact.
Why theme is essential for fiction writing, and how ignoring theme can result in poor worldbuilding and character
development. The author uses an example of a story about an asexual, female, blue alien who falls in love with a
human pilot and saves the Earth from destruction. The author criticizes this story for being unrealistic, clichéd,
and inconsistent, and argues that the alien character is a poorly conceived savior archetype with no thematic
purpose. The author also suggests some ways to improve the story by adding a theme that relates to the alien’s
asexuality and the human’s sexuality, and how that affects their relationship and their views on humanity. The
author concludes by stating that theme is the foundation of fiction, and that writers should always consider the
theme of their stories before they start writing.
Improve your free verse poetry by learning to write mosaic poetry. How creating mosaic poetry, in which each
syllable rhymes, teaches rhythm and improves free verse poetry by developing meter and a better ear for rhyming.
Improving poetry requires having a command of rythm and rhym, which ultimately makes free verse more engaging
since many techniques overlap.
Exposing the harmful effects of faux humility on writing and learning. Some writers use self-effacing rhetoric,
such as “I am not an expert, but…” or “This is just my opinion, but…”, to avoid taking responsibility for their
opinions and arguments, and to escape criticism and feedback. Qualifying words undermines their credibility and
authority, and also prevents them from improving their skills and engaging in meaningful discourse with others.
Writers should be confident and assertive in their writing, and use facts, logic, and evidence to support their
claims. Seek the truth rather than confirmation of beliefs.
Writing is not only a way of expressing yourself, but also a way of learning about yourself and the world. In this
article, you will discover how the craft of writing teaches you by perpetually teaching, resolving, and
articulating your perceptions. You will learn how writing helps you to develop your critical thinking, creativity,
and communication skills. You will also explore how writing can enrich your personal and professional life by
enhancing your self-awareness, empathy, and confidence.
A tribute to Roland Smith, a renowned writer of children’s and young adult books, by his friend and fellow author
Terry Trueman. It narrates how they met, how Smith inspired and helped Trueman in his writing career, and how
Trueman admires Smith’s adventurous and successful life. It also includes a poem by Trueman dedicated to Smith.
Do you want to write more realistically and engagingly? Apply the concept of mimesis to your writing. Mimesis is
the imitation of reality in art and literature. By reducing the use of unnecessary pronouns, you can reduce the
narrative distance between your readers and your characters. You can also make your writing more concise and
efficient, which will improve your reader engagement. You will also see some examples of how mimesis works in
different forms and genres of writing, such as novels, short stories, and articles.
Learn how to write engaging free verse poetry by using syllabic poetry as a tool. Syllabic poetry counts the
number of syllables per line, rather than the number of stresses or rhymes. This article will teach you how to use
syllabic poetry to create rhythms, emphasize words, and vary line lengths in your free verse poems.
Satire is a powerful form of writing that uses humor, irony, sarcasm, or ridicule to criticize, expose, or mock
social, political, or moral issues; but quality satire must be truthful and expose social issues, otherwise it
becomes slanderous. Satire often employs exaggeration, parody, or caricature to make its point. By doing so,
satire challenges dominant groups and forces them to confront their behavior and hypocrisy. However, the most
essential element of satire is honesty. Explore the purpose and value of satire as a form of honest criticism and
social commentary. We will also look at some examples of satire from various genres and media, such as novels
(Animal Farm), films (Dr. Strangelove), shows (The Daily Show), cartoons (The Simpsons), and blogs (The Onion).