Category Archives: Writer’s Handbook

Plot Diagram: Freytag’s Pyramid

German novelist Gustav Freytag created a diagram to show the form of a basic plot. Exposition: The part of the narrative structure in which the scene is set, characters introduced, and the situation established. It usually falls at the beginning … Continue reading

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Journalism Story Structure by Mark Grabowski

Journalism Story Structure by Mark Grabowski Organizing the way you write journalism articles is as important as organizing the way you tell any story. Readers won’t tolerate a confusing story. They want a story that reads clearly and naturally. Keep … Continue reading

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How to Use a Writer’s Handbook for Instructive Evaluation

A good writer’s handbook makes it easy to offer specific, constructive feedback. If you have used a handbook such as Writers INC or the Excellence in Literature Handbook for Writers, you know that information is categorized into numbered paragraphs. These … Continue reading

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Citation and Style Guides

Citation and Style Guides Here is a list of the most commonly used citation and style guides and resources. For Excellence in Literature, you will be using MLA citations, but I suggest becoming familiar with other guides so that you’ll … Continue reading

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Glossary

Glossary Allegory: A story in which ideas are represented or personified as actions, people, or things. Example: Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan. Alliteration: The repetition of beginning consonant sounds through a sequence of words. Gerard Manley Hopkins is noted for … Continue reading

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