15 Types Of Poems Every Writer Should Know About

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Poetry is a skill that every writer should at least dabble in. Rhymed or not, poetry writing is a chance to express what you’re feeling or sensing in the most potent way possible. 

Whether you intend to specialize in poetry or just improve your skills, you should start by learning the different types of poems.

Poem formats vary, depending on the type, as you’ll see in the list below. 

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How To Outline A Nonfiction Book: A Step-By-Step Guide

How to Outline a Nonfiction Book

Do you dread taking the time to write an outline for a book? Would you rather just put pen to paper and start to write and see where it takes you?

Does it feel like a waste of time to begin with the “extra” work of writing an outline?

It’s possible to write a nonfiction book by the seat of your pants, but having an outline helps you know where you are going with your message so you are able to write in a straight line instead of taking time-wasting detours.

Without an outline, you will likely spend extra time cutting, revising, and rewriting your original work. Outlining your book gives you a solid plan that will keep you on track so you can write your book efficiently and with confidence.

Why You Need An Outline for Your Nonfiction Book

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How To Become A Publisher (The Ultimate Guide)

How to Become a Book Publisher

If you’re a self-published author, you may be wondering whether you could start a publishing company of your own.

It’s not crazy. And you wouldn’t be the first.

In fact, more and more authors are choosing to publish their work under their own name or a name of their choosing, rather than using Amazon as their publisher.

And what they’ve learned can help you get started.

So, if you want to learn how to become a publisher in your own right, keep reading.

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First Line Generator: 101 Sentences To Get You Started Writing

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Sometimes, the muse speaks through creative writing prompts.

And sometimes all you need is a single sentence to get you started on your next epic story.

Among the one sentence prompts you’ll find below, you’re sure to find at least one first line generator for a story you’ll love writing.

So, whether you’ve got a first name already picked out for your next main character or you’re starting with nothing but the will to write, enjoy the prompts below.

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Can You Start A Sentence with And or Other Conjunctions?

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You’re starting a sentence with and, and your detail-oriented friend suddenly erupts with “Pssh! You can’t start a sentence with a conjunction!” 

Strange. You weren’t aware starting sentences with conjunctions was verboten.

Even your English teacher did it. So, it must be okay, you argue. 

“Nope. It’s not correct,” your friend insists. Except your friend is WRONG! 

Okay, that was a sweeping generalization (much like what your friend said).

But there are plenty of situations where it’s completely fine to start a sentence with and. 

You’ve heard the expression, “Pause for effect”?

Read on to see how that applies.

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11 Of The Best Writing Prompts Books

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What writer wouldn’t love a writing prompts book?

If you’re reading this article, you’d probably like to know more about the options available and why you should consider any of them.

For the writer who already has a stockpile of journals, pens, and snacks, a book of writing prompts is the perfect gift to say, “I’m so proud of you, my writer friend, and since I can’t buy you coffee every day, this will help light up that brain of yours and get those fingers tapping out words.”

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How To Write Blackout Poetry To Restore Your Creative Energy

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What on earth is blackout poetry?

And how can it stoke the creative fire within you?

And what if you’re not really “the poetic type”?

Good news! Even if you’ve never met a poetry assignment that didn’t fill you with dread, you’re about to learn something that will change the way you think of poetry.

This is something you can do to de-stress and restore your energy, even while you’re tricking yourself into doing something creative.

And all you need are someone else’s words and something to write with.

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