Category: Writer’s Handbook

Here is an online writer’s handbook with articles and links to helpful resources. If you are looking for the Excellence in Literature Handbook for Writers, please see Writers-Handbook.com.

Types of Humor

Types of Humor

Literary devices that create humor As you read, you will encounter many types of humor, and you will find some types funnier than others. If you want to learn to use humor in writing, it helps...

Research Paper Tips

Research Paper Tips

7 Tips for Taking Your Research Paper from Snoozeworthy to Spectacular by Janice Campbell If you have mastered the basics of writing a research paper, it’s time to take your paper to the next...

How to Create a Reverse Outline

How to Create a Reverse Outline

Reverse Outline: A useful tool As you work with a text —essay, story, speech, article, or fable, it can be helpful to create a reverse outline. This can help you see the structure of the...

Creating Outlines by Kathleen Lietzau

Creating Outlines by Kathleen Lietzau

Creating Outlines by Kathleen Lietzau What is an Outline? Macro Outlines Micro Outlines Crafting an Outline Moving from the Outline to the Paper What is an Outline? An outline is a way of formally...

Diagram of narrative structure by Gustav Freytag.

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....

Journalism Story Structure by Mark Grabowski

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...

Sample Compare-Contrast Essay Outline

Sample Compare-Contrast Essay Outline

Sample compare-contrast essay outline Here is a sample outline for an essay comparing and contrasting Achilles’ and Odysseus’ attitudes toward war. This example is excerpted from the Excellence in Literature Handbook for Writers, which contains...