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Short poetic forms are amazing for more than one reason. You can read most of them in under a minute and they are fun challenges that a poet should attempt from time to time, to sharpen their wits. When it comes to writing poetry, brevity can be a real struggle. Short forms force you to express ideas in a compressed manner, which often leads to highly emotive and saturated writings. Moreover, it is a great…

Critiquing the work of other creators is a crucial part of creation itself. Be it music, art or literature, learners always try to dissect the masterpieces. When it comes to understanding ‘styles of writing’, reading other authors is a good place to start. However, you must take it up a notch and learn how to analyse their style. Understanding the writing style of great authors helps you to observe their relationship with language. Each author…

One of the most important aspects of fostering a passion for reading is the reader’s ability to choose books that intrigue them. Classics have stood the test of time and criticism because they yielded important learning opportunities, diverse (and, at times, difficult) insights, graceful prose, and a portrayal of basic principles unmatched by any other books. This is not to suggest that classics are somewhat ‘superior’ to contemporary works, classics are unique in their own…

From amateurs to seasoned writers, we all take the help of tools. But we have come quite far to still be turning pages of a thesaurus or a dictionary. Be it editing or research or time optimization, there are plenty of tools available on the internet. They are easy to handle and time-saving. If you are a writer looking to add some spark and glitter to your pieces, we have a curated list of online…

What is creative writing? Information is the fundamental component of all discourse, no wonder what type. Even creative writing does express information, just as insightful prose, expositions, or directions do. So is there a difference between creative and non-creative writing? Before answering this question, one should know what is creative writing. The term “creative” can be understood in a variety of ways. The following are a few examples of descriptions: “the potential to construct”, “explorative”,…

Literary devices are tools that up-level the writing, gives it depth and makes it more impactful for readers. They help the writer to direct readers in the direction of interpreting the words the writer wants them to. Literary devices help the writer to express their ideas in a more colorful way and takes the standard words up a notch. For example, authors use imagery to help convey their perception of writing to the reader appropriately.…

Writing is not just a medium to communicate, it has many other benefits. Here are ten benefits that you can derive from the art of writing. Better CommunicationThe practice of writing makes you want to improve your vocabulary and phrase bettersentences. It all comes into play when you are in an important conversation where you can put across your thoughts in a better and clearer manner. Writing helps you communicate better, orally or in writing…

A well-written cover letter can easily make the difference when it comes to getting your dream job. Cover letters are possibly the best way to reach out to a potential employer on a personal level even before you land an interview. Follow these steps to a great first impression through your cover letter: Don’t skip it even if it is optional! The biggest mistake would be to assume that a cover letter is not needed.…

Writing in a journal and writing for a novel is not quite similar in nature, because it requires the writer to communicate the exact same feeling, the perspective, the idea to the reader while writing a novel. On the other hand, in a journal, the writer writes to express themselves in a better way and probably looks back to their writing twice or thrice in a lifetime. Writing in a journal is meant to be…