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Gazing Up at the Stars: Tips on Writing Science Fiction
As I mentioned in my first article, I’m big on genre fiction. I love an interesting fantasy world and can get really lost in a good science fiction piece, even well after I’ve put the thing...
November 8, 2018
Written into Being:
Tips on Creating Better Characters
If you’re just starting out writing, I recommend writing character-focused stories. If you’re not already familiar with the terms, character-focused stories are based around a central cast of...
October 18, 2018
How to Add Transitions to an Essay!
by UMBC Writing Center
No matter how easy or difficult coming up with the content of an essay is, one topic still mystifies many across the board: the challenge of transitioning between seemingly...
October 12, 2018
MLA's acknowledgement of non-gender-specific pronouns
Article Published in the MLA Style Center
What is the MLA’s approach to the singular they? In its publications, the MLA generally does not use the plural pronoun they (or their, them, and themselves) to refer to singular nouns. While...
October 10, 2018
Revision Tips to Improve Your Paper
by UMBC Writing Center
If writing papers is something you struggle with, then it can be tempting to just throw down your thoughts as best as you can, and not look back before you turn it in. However, revising is vital...
October 8, 2018
Write for Yourself for a Change:
An Introduction to Genre Fiction
When the new semester comes around and you find your time consumed with writing essays, lab reports, research papers, reading responses and/or everything in between, it’s easy to develop a…...
October 3, 2018
Ending the Conclusion:
The Dreaded So What
If you’re reading this because you’ve gotten through your entire paper and aren’t sure what to do now, then congratulations! You’ve gotten through the hardest part. But now you might not be sure...
October 1, 2018
A Letter to the Director
Contributed by: Doni Stagg, Writing Center Tutor
I transferred here from M University in a small city in southeast Texas. It was the big town surrounded by small towns, so when citizens of those small towns went to college, they went to MU....
September 27, 2018
How to Use Free Writing to Compose Your Essay Faster
With how writing is treated in high schools, it’s no surprise that many students dread the act of writing, and put off writing papers until the very last moment possible. Needless to say — this...
September 25, 2018
For Your Consideration: Advice on Writing Fiction
Contributed by: Tyrone Barrozo
Ever since I was in sixth grade, I’ve wanted to become a professional creative writer. Needless to say, I still haven’t willed my fantasy to fruition. Even after reading and writing more, I...
September 20, 2018
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