How Many Main Characters Should a Novel Have?

how many main characters

When writing a story, it’s important to consider the number of main characters in the story. How many main characters should a novel have? The answer is simple but not definitive. I would say that it depends… The number of main characters affects the complexity of the story and also determines whether the lead characters … Read more

Bear With Me or Bare With Me – Which Is Correct?

bear with me or bare with me

Some people can barely tell the difference between ‘bare’ and ‘bear,’ and I can’t bear the sight of those sentences. Bear with me, I’m not saying that my mastery of the queen’s language isn’t 100%, but some things (i.e., knowing the difference between bare and bear) ought to be the bare minimum. Enough with my … Read more

What Is a Morally Grey Character and How Can I Write One?

what is a morally grey character

Is it just me, or do morally grey characters represent the very fabric of human nature? You know, most of us want to be better people and do good things, but now and then we sprinkle a bit of hypocrisy on our “morals.” The duality of grey characters makes them more interesting than most non-human … Read more

Poems About Depression: 15 Pieces To Get You Through

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Can Poetry Help With Depression? Yes, poetry can help with depression for both writers and readers. When we write poems, we share our feelings, experiences, and internal battles.  By writing poems, one can express, and thereby release the sorrow and pain inside of them. Writing poetry that talks about depression isn’t only important for the … Read more

Author Vs Writer – Are They The Same Or Is There A Difference?

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The dictionary definition of an author is “someone who writes (books, stories, articles or the like) professionally.” But is that all there is to the title? What is the difference between an author and a writer? Can you author a book without writing it? Although the terms “author” and “writer” are often used interchangeably, they … Read more

12 Poems about Beauty That’ll Move You!

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Every piece of writing or speech that praises or showers flattery on some entity is poetry. And… No one can beat poets when it comes to sprinkling praiseful remarks on beauty. A language is to a poet what dough and batter are to a chef. Poets know how to finesse words into an emotion-filled passage … Read more

Can You Start a Sentence With Because?

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Just because conjunctions are used to link or coordinate clauses and sentences doesn’t mean that they can’t start a sentence. A lot of people, including a couple of writers that I know, don’t know they can. I hear people ask whether it is okay to have “conjunctions” at the beginning of a sentence or paragraph. … Read more

How to Add More Detail to Writing

how to add more detail to writing

Adding more detail to your writing might seem like an insignificant task, but it can greatly improve the quality of your content when done right. It might be as small as two extra words or a small sentence added to a paragraph; whatever it may be, it will have an impact on the depth and … Read more

Best Music for Writing – Be More Focused And Productive!

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The discourse on the impact of music on the quality of writing and productivity of a writer has yet to bear a conclusive end. Regardless of what you think about that, the truth is, music plays a part when writing; it might be before the writing starts, during the writing session, in between the session, … Read more

How Many Letters are in the Alphabet?

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You ask a kid about how many in the English alphabet, and they will tell you that it consists of 26 letters in a snap. But there is more to the English alphabet than we know. It has been adapted in many places and has taken a form of its own. For example, the Hawaiian … Read more