Style | Narration | Description | Dialogue | Plot Development | Characterization | Theme & Premise
Poetry Resources — suggested by Natalie, a young reader of our website.
Maryville University Online’s Literary Devices Guide — a link sent to us by Peyton, a 13-year-old aspiring writer.
A Guide to Writing for College by Veritas Prep sent to us by the Teen Zone Writing Club at Veritas Prep in Tennesee. Good links!
102 Common English Idioms with Meaning and Examples from Michelle, an English teacher.
Homophones, they are everywhere. Suggested by Cloe, a visitor to our website.
Style Manuals – You pick the one you like, and stick to it.
|www.aaanet.org/publications/style_guide.pdf||The American Anthropological Association style guide has some interesting stuff.|
|www.bartleby.com/141/||Online Strunk & White, Elements of Style, you can’t go wrong with this information.|
|http://owl.english.purdue.edu/CMS||The Chicago Manual of Style (CMS) covers a variety of topics from manuscript preparation and publication to grammar, usage, and documentation. Perdue OWL|
|http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/MLA||Modern Language Association (MLA) style guide from Perdue OWL|
|http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/APA||APA (American Psychological Association) style guidelines from Perdue OWL|
Narration Building Blocks
Web English Teacher: Narrative Writing
How to Find Your Narrative Voice
Three R’s of Narrative Nonfiction
Narrative and Description
How to Write Vivid Descriptions
The Art of Descriptive Writing
Top Tips for Writing Dialogue
Keep it Simple: Keys to Realistic Dialogue
Writing Natural Dialogue
Plot Development: Climax, Resolution, and Your Main Character
Plot Development: How To Create A Plot Outline In 8 Easy Steps
11 Plot Pitfalls – And How to Rescue Your Story
Plots and Stories
Why Readers Read Mysteries — James N. Frey