So Where Does The Comma Go? Before Or After So?

It’s not the first time you felt stymied as a writer.

It happens. You’re looking at a sentence you wrote and thinking, “Do you put a comma before so?” 

Is so a coordinating conjunction? Is it a subordinating conjunction? Is it an adverb? 

The short answer is, “Sure. It can be any of those things.” But until you see when and how, knowing that doesn’t help much. 

Once you know the rules described in this post, though, say goodbye to confusion. 

You won’t miss it.

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9 Compelling Ways To End A Story And Leave Them Wanting More

how to end a story

You’re mapping out your story, playing with ideas for its beginning, middle, and end.

You’ve read so many beautifully-written stories by now.

You’re no stranger to book endings. 

It’s easy enough to criticize another author for the way they chose to end their story.

But now you’re faced with the same challenge: how to end a novel in a way that makes sense and will leave your readers hungry for more, especially if you’re writing a series. 

Good ideas ahead. 

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Write A Powerful Book Introduction With These 5 Must-Do Steps + Examples

how to write a book introduction

The first thing you need to know is this: the introduction of a book is, at its essence, a sales letter from you (the author)  to your ideal reader. 

The goal isn’t to dazzle them with your writing skills but to convince them your book is well worth their time. 

By the time we’re done, you’ll know how to write a book introduction that grabs the interest of readers. 

We’ll also see some of the best book introduction examples ever written. 

Let’s dive in!

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How To Write A Children’s Book: All You Need To Know

Interested in writing children’s books?

Maybe you already have a particular smiling face in mind — or a classroom full of them.

Perhaps you already have an idea for a storybook, but you’re not sure how to turn it into a finished book for the right age group.

And once you get it written and illustrated, do you know how to get a children’s book published?

Fortunately, once you do learn how to write a children’s book, getting it published is a matter of following a few easy steps, much like publishing books for older readers.

And today’s children’s book authors have plenty of helpful tools and resources at their disposal.

Are you ready to get started writing books for children? Read on to learn all you need to know to get started.

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Best Motivational Books To Inspire You

BEST MOTIVATIONAL BOOKS

Are you searching for some great motivational books to read?

Self-help motivational books sometimes don’t get the credit that they deserve.

While some are filled with advice that will go in one ear and out the other, there are many out there that can greatly improve your life.

If you’re looking for the best books to give you more than a little push of motivation, here are some valuable options that will be worth your time to read.

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101 Sorrowful Writing Prompts That Are Sadder Than Sad

sad writing prompts

The most powerful way to engage your reader is to invoke strong emotion.

Readers who quickly empathize are more likely to keep reading a story that invites them to do just that. 

We’ve rounded up 101 heartbreaking, sad writing prompts to make your job easier. 

And since sad prompts aren’t always enough, we’ve thrown in some story ideas to show how you can spin a few words into a story your reader can’t put down. 

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