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Glue Words & Sticky Sentences

Richard Wydick stated that there were two kinds of words: glue words and working words. His idea was that working words carried the meaning of a sentence while glue words bound them together. What do glue words look like? Let’s give an example: The boys are heading to the store to get soda in case they run out of…
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April 24, 2018 2
dialogue tags

Writer’s List: Dialogue Tags

If dialogue adds life to your writing, then variety is the spice of life. That said, it’s pretty common to find yourself repeating the same dialogue tags over and over again. What’s a dialogue tag? It’s the ‘he said’, ‘she asked’, ‘he replied’ phrases that come before or after a piece of dialogue. So what…
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April 17, 2018 0
sentence length

How Long Should Your Sentences Be?

The sentence is ground zero for your writing. It’s where the action happens, where style begins to emerge, and where your voice gets to shine. In fact, the entire structure of your essay, screenplay, or novel rests on a foundation of these smallest of literary struts. So what makes a good sentence? There are any…
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April 10, 2018 1

PaperEdit 1.0 Released

We’re proud to introduce PaperEdit, Novellus Software’s first in a suite of tools aimed at make writing easier! Meet Your Highlighters PaperEdit features over half a dozen Highlighters that scour your text and offer suggestions on how to improve it. Highlighters analyze metrics like: Sentence Length Longer sentences are often harder to read. Research shows…
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March 29, 2018 0