Can Words Be Sexy? Take A Look At These 55 Suggestive Attention-Grabbers

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When you’re creating a specific mood with your writing, every word has to earn its place.

If the mood is sexy (and yes, that’s an option), it can’t hurt to have a sexually suggestive words list on hand. 

In fact, we highly recommend the judicious use of carefully chosen erotic words to create an atmosphere with your writing — to set the scene. 

You want the mood to enter your reader’s consciousness without overwhelming them. 

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How To Write Dialogue In Your Novel

You’re reading a new story, and you’ve just hit the first bit of dialogue between two characters.

The problem? You’re too busy thinking, “What was the author thinking?” to focus on the story being told.

It’s jarring or riddled with wordy dialogue tags. As a reader, it makes you put down the book and move on.

As an author, you realize how essential it is to write dialogue that keeps the reader locked into your story.

Are you confident in the art of writing dialogue? If you need some help, we’ve got you covered.

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11 Examples Of Dangling Modifiers

Do you know a dangling modifier when you see it?

And do you know what to say when someone asks, “So, what’s the difference between a dangling modifier and misplaced modifier?” 

Once you read this post and look over its 11 examples of dangling modifiers, you will.

From henceforth, you’ll be the one to ask tricky grammar questions like this. 

And even if you don’t want a reputation as a grammar nerd, knowing how to spot and fix modifier errors will make you a better writer.  

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What Is A Subtitle Of A Book And How To Write One

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Sometimes, a title says all your cover needs to say (other than your author name). 

But more often than not, at least when it comes to nonfiction, a good subtitle can be the difference between publishing success and invisibility

Why are subtitles necessary, though?

What makes them so powerful? 

And how do you write the kind of subtitle that will give your book the edge it needs in a crowded market?

Let’s find out. 

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What Is A Heading In A Book? Here’s What You Need To Know

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Maybe you’re here wondering which came first — headings in books or headings in shorter pieces like articles, essays, and blog posts.

Aside from school textbooks, you wonder if headings in books are even necessary. 

Or you wonder how to make them work for you. 

So, do the same rules apply?

And how do headings help the reader?

And how do you craft headings that will make your book harder to put down?

Let’s find out.

(Side note: If you want the peace of mind that you’re publishing with good grammar and punctuation, then check out the free Grammarly proofreading tool.)

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75 Of The Best Angst Writing Prompts Ever

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Angst — that feeling of anxiety, inner pain, and deep dread. Whatever your experience with angst, you know it’s not just for teenagers.

It’s a whole mood that saturates your life. It’s ageless and contains multitudes. 

If you want to include an angst-ridden character in your next book, you’ve come to the right place. 

To capture this emotion in your character’s dialogue, look through the angst prompts that follow, and take note of those that feel familiar to you.

Those are probably the ones that will take a firm hold of your imagination and get you writing at a furious pace. 

The best angst ideas come from your own experiences. 

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87 Self-Reflective Prompts To Help You Write About Yourself

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Having trouble deciding what to write about yourself

Whether you’re writing for your journal, your memoir, or a class assignment, you have plenty of topics about yourself to choose from. 

You’re more interesting than you might think.

So are the people you live with, work with, and meet — if only for a moment. 

Once you look through the prompts listed below, the real challenge will be choosing which one to write about first. 

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