Perfecting your craft

Struggling to master the art of writing? Reedsy shares top tips from industry giants on perfecting your craft. Read to find actionable advice on plot, character, storytelling and more!

How to End a Story: The 6 Ways All Stories End

Mar 17, 2023 – Perfecting your Craft

In our guide, we break down 6 common types of endings and explain what effect they have. Read more →

Ensure vs Insure: How to Make Sure You Get It Right

Mar 16, 2023 – Perfecting your Craft

Explaining the difference between ensure, insure, and assure with sample sentences and a memory trick to keep them apart. Read more →

What is an Oxford Comma and When Should You Use it? [+Examples]

Mar 10, 2023 – Perfecting your Craft

Everything you need to know about the Oxford comma, from the grammar, to the controversy, to the consequences of mistaken punctuation. With examples. Read more →

What Is Polysyndeton? Repeating "And" for Emphasis

Mar 07, 2023 – Perfecting your Craft

Your proofreading software might suggest that it’s a sign of poor writing, but polysyndeton can be found in the Bible, Shakespeare’s plays, and more contemporary books and speeches than most of us realize. Read more →

Title Capitalization Rules: Learn Which Words To Capitalize

Mar 03, 2023 – Perfecting your Craft

Whether you're using a style guide like AP, APA, MLA, or Chicago, or just want to make sure you're capitalizing your titles properly, this post explains all the rules so you know which words to capitalize or not. Read more →

Lay vs. Lie: A Definitive Explanation

Feb 17, 2023 – Perfecting your Craft

To lay or to lie? Learn when to use each verb, and how to distinguish between them. Read more →

Grammarly Review: A Writer's Best Friend?

Feb 15, 2023 – Perfecting your Craft

Can Grammarly really help authors? Find out in this in-depth review of the popular proofreading tool. Read more →

Campfire Write Review: Everything You Need to Know

Feb 14, 2023 – Perfecting your Craft

For writers doing a lot of worldbuilding and outlining, especially in fantasy or sci-fi, Campfire Write is a handy, if not potentially expensive, writing software. Read more →

Hyphen vs Dash: How to Pick the Right One

Feb 10, 2023 – Perfecting your Craft

Not sure when to use a hyphen or a dash? Check out this post to learn some quick rules! Read more →

How Many Pages is 1,000 Words? A Thorough Account

Jan 31, 2023 – Perfecting your Craft

Wondering how many pages 1,000 words are to prepare yourself for your submission? This post breaks down all the factors affecting page count. Read more →

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