Of all the literary devices that writers use to bring their stories to life, a metaphor remains one of the most popular. The act of comparing one thing to another may sound simple, but it's proved popular over the centuries, as authors, poets, songwriters and everyday people wield it to explain something in non-literal terms. ... read more »
So you’ve finally gotten to the last page of your draft and have just typed, “The End.” Congratulations! Is it time to pop open the champagne? Not quite. Authors who have successfully completed a draft now face an even more important task: the edit of the manuscript. If your first draft has taught you what ... read more »
When you look over the following sentences, can you identify the ones written in passive voice and the ones using active voice? The blog post was being published by Reedsy. Reedsy had published the blog post. The blog post is published by Reedsy. The blog post will be published by Reedsy. If you answered: “The ... read more »
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Well… don’t try to listen to all these writing podcasts — or you’ll never get any writing done! With the massive popularity of audiobooks and podcasts, you could easily say that we’re in an era of ‘peak audio content’ — and for book fans and budding writers, there’s never been a better time to get ... read more »
Last updated: 04/18/2019 Many of us probably know it when we see it, but few of us can articulate what irony really is — much less identify the different types. However, it’s important for writers to understand this literary technique, as it can really add depth to your story — so long as you’re not ... read more »