Does A Comma Go Before Or After But?

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If this post’s title brought back memories of heated arguments over the Oxford comma, no worries. This is a comma-friendly space. 

Commas make whatever you write easier to read by inserting pauses and setting things apart.

They help make each sentence sound in the reader’s head the way it sounds in yours. 

But one question keeps popping up: “Does the comma go before or after but?” 

You wouldn’t think “but comma rules” would be a thing, but one rule doesn’t fit all the possible situations involving commas and conjunctions

Fortunately, there’s an easy way to sort it all out. 

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99 Positive Words That Start With E To Describe A Person

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Whether you’re a writer trying to describe your characters or simply writing a message to a loved one, finding the right word can be difficult. 

Today, we’ll help you find extraordinary words by highlighting those that start with the letter e.

E is a quite popular letter, appearing in 11% of all words.

Did you know that the letter e is the most common one in the alphabet, used more than the other letters? 

If you’re looking for positive words that start with e to describe a person, you are in luck, as the list is endless.

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6 Excellent Writing Prompt Generators To Inspire Content Ideas

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Do you dream of becoming a best-selling author?

Or maybe you want to be a web content writer who makes six figures a year.

Whichever the case, writing prompt generators can be a huge help. 

Today, we’re taking a 360-look at writing prompts.

What’s their purpose?

How can you come up with creative prompts?

And we’ll finish with a review of six generators.

Cozy up, grammar geeks (#ProudNerd), it’s time to dissect the wide world of name and story generators.

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6 Rules For Double Consonant Words Every Writer Should Know

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Double consonants are a complicated part of the English language.

Mastering the rules affecting them will level up your spelling comprehension. 

But fair warning: things can — and do — get confusing.

Double consonants aren’t what you would call “straightforward.”

So if you’re learning English or brushing up on the basics, it’s wise to spend time reviewing double consonants and when to apply them.

To that end, we’ve made this double consonant study sheet.

There’s even a quiz at the end to test your skills. 

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15 Compelling Character Archetypes To Consider For Your Book

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As a writer, you want your characters (especially your protagonist) to resonate with your readers.

They should be larger than life but still believable.

And over centuries of storytelling, archetypal characters have played a larger role than others. 

The Swiss psychoanalyst, Carl Gustav Jung, having studied ancestral roots and the collective unconscious, defined 12 original archetypes.

More on that in a bit. 

You’ll see the value of his research as you look through the character archetypes list below.

And you’ll see how the skillful use of archetypes is essential to creating unforgettable characters. 

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104 Of The Best Short Story Ideas And Prompts To Grab Your Readers

So, you want to write a short story — and not just a mildly entertaining short story but one your readers can’t put down until they’ve finished it.

You want a story that gets reactions like “Wow!” and “How did you do that?” and “Do you have more like this?”

What writer doesn’t want that kind of reaction, right?

And since short stories are short, you have less time to wait for your readers’ reactions — but you also have less time to grab their attention.

That’s why a great topic is worth its weight in gold when it comes to writing these little gems.

Even with the challenges inherent to short story writing, you’ll most likely finish a short story in far less time than you would a novel.

So, you’ll get to explore more story topics in less time than if you were writing longer works.

But how do you generate short story ideas that are worth the time you’ll invest in crafting a short story your readers will love?

If you’ve been writing for long enough, you already know good story ideas are everywhere, and you might even have some in mind as you read this.

But which of those ideas should be on your shortlist for story writing projects?

And if you don’t have any great ideas at the moment, where do you get some?

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The Ultimate Guide To Writing A Fantasy Novel

You just finished reading a fantasy series that has left you reeling.

You’re satisfied with the way things turned out, but the thought of saying goodbye to those characters just hurts.

You want to keep the magic going.

So now you’re looking for the best guide on how to write a fantasy novel — because you want to be the kind of writer who can work that kind of magic.

Who knew fantasy fiction could be so transformative?

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