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Mechanics Of Descriptions In Narrative Writing

Mechanics Of Descriptions In Narrative Writing

As with dreams, writing comes from imagination and readers can only understand when you describe. The mechanics of descriptions in narrative writing is as simple as mentioning the colour of a house or how tall a character is. It is also as hard as painting the picture of a mad man running ,eating and laughing. Let’s assume you dreamt of a snake. Startled, you woke and screamed , alarming your family. Before grabbing an anointing oil or calling someone, they’d ask questions. Where were you and where was the snake? Did it bite you? Are you okay?They’d ask the questions...

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What’s It Like To Be Shortlisted In A Writing Contest?

What's It Like To Be Shortlisted In A Writing Contest? Writing competitions are a block every writer comes across in their journey. While some see it as a way to build their craft, others have a dislike for it. For instance, a writer once mentioned that he didn’t like contests because of bias. Another said contests placed ‘’unneccessary pressure’’ on her. She often found herself trying to live up to ‘’unrealistic expectations’’ which wasn’t good for her mental health. However, the opinion of one of our interviewees on Today’s Time Out With TLM , is quite different. According to him,...

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Five Ways To Find Your Writing Style

Five Ways To Find Your Writing Style

Often, newbie writers aspire to be unique-to have their writing voice differ from others. This urge is normal. So normal is it that many writers , including the famous ones, have felt it at one point in their writing career . A writing style is power. It gives credibility and life to a writer’s work. It’s a natural flow of voice and structure that people can recognize anywhere. Bella Rose, a youtuber, describes it as a writer’s fingerprint. Although writers aren’t born with it, it is achievable. Here are five ways to find your writing style: 1. WRITE WHAT YOU...

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Step-by-step guide to building A Portfolio

Step-by-step guide to building A Portfolio

Writing in this modern age is quite different- it is no longer old-fashioned - and as other fields are evolving, it is too. Isn’t it amazing that sites and apps make things easy in this century? You can easily search and pay for certain services in the comfort of your room. One of them is step-by-step guide to building a portfolio. While it may seem exhausting seeking a job, try having works scattered in your drive. Then, when you want to apply for a job, you begin to search for the file that has been edited and published on a...

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Storytelling 4.0:Copywriting VS Storytelling

Storytelling 4.0:Copywriting VS Storytelling

I have a friend who is fantastic at copywriting. He is versatile and has worked with many clients so i paid him to teach me how to do it.  About few classes into it, i stumbled on a twitter comment. ‘’I love your copywriting,’’ the person wrote under a storytelling post. I was perplexed. What the hell was going on? How did storytelling (that i did for brands) become copywriting? Was there some secret I wasn't being told? So i bounced into my friend’s DM with a screenshot of the comment, asking for an explanation. To my utmost surprise, he...

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