Writing Tips: Avoiding Sentence Fragments.

Thank you for this information. I get some fragmented sentences in my writing at times. It’s good to know how to get rid of them and move forward.


We all know the basic elements of writing a sentence in English: starting with a capital letter and finishing with some kind of ending punctuation appropriate to the form of the sentence, be it a statement, a question or an exclamation.

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Most people have mastered the fact that each sentence should communicate one key idea, and that they can use punctuation and conjunctions to extend that idea.

However, the use of sentence fragments is a problem I notice frequently, both as a teacher and as an avid reader. They are not the sole domain of people still learning to write: a novel I read over the weekend was littered with them, which frustrated me so much I was sorely tempted not to finish it.

A sentence fragment is a little bit of a sentences that don’t make sense on its own, and really needs…

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It is such a pleasure today to feature my partner in crime, and President of RWISA, Wendy Scott! HAPPY DANCE In March 2020, with only a few days warning, alongside the rest of New Zealand, I was plunged into total lockdown. Saying this was a surreal experience is an understatement. As none of us knew… … Continue reading WELCOME TO DAY 4 OF THE #RWISA “REVOLUTION” BLOG TOUR! #RRBC @WENDYJAYNESCOTT @RRBC_ORG @RRBC_RWISA @TWEETS4RWISA #RWISAREVOLUTIONTOUR – Writing and Music

Last Day to Enter the Book Giveaway from the Bright Side Author Jo Elizabeth Pinto #NewsNuggets!

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Alert! Alert! Good news! ✌

It’s time for a spread-the-love drawing! ❤

Why? Because I said so. Okay, okay. That reason was never good enough for me, and it sure isn’t good enough for my daughter, either.

Here’s the deal. Winter is dragging on. Covid-19 isn’t letting up any time soon. The world is full of angst and crankiness. So, as far as I’m able, it’s time to share some love.

On February 14, Valentine’s Day, I’ll be choosing five (5) lucky winners. Each of those winners will receive his or her choice of one of my three books, in either paperback or audio format, and a random package of flavored coffee I’ve picked out from Java Mama. Because nothing says cozy like curling up with a good book and a steaming mug of coffee!

To enter the drawing, all you have to do is send your first and last name and…

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The 100 Best Websites for Writers in 2021 – by Farrah Daniel…

A must-have list of websites. I’ve heard and used quite a few, though there are some I’ll be investigating over the next few months. Thanks for the details Chris and thanks to Farrah Daniel for writing the post.

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Now that we’re a few weeks into 2021, let’s all breathe a deep sigh of relief together for overcoming what has to be one of the hardest years we’ve experienced in modern times.

And you made it through! That’s a victory worth celebrating, especially with the people who helped you navigate the chaos with websites filled with guides, tips and tricks, blog posts, podcasts and newsletters to help get better at the one thing you love the most: writing.

If you wrote a novel while under lockdown, good for you! And if you didn’t? Good. For. You.

When it comes to writing, output isn’t the only critical part of the process — it’s just as important to reset, refresh and reinvigorate your writing brain with new techniques that help you write better.

Wherever you’ve landed in your writing journey, we have just the websites that’ll help…

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Talk to Tell-It-To-The-World Marketing chats with Christian mystery author Marlene Mesot #Author’sCorner

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In this, the first episode of season 3, host Patty Fletcher chats with Marlene about her writing path and more.
Marlene Mesot writes contemporary Christian mystery, suspense, romance, short stories and poetry. She has also written a one act play which is included as bonus material in her novel The Purging Fire.

Marlene Mesot, an only child, grandchild and niece from Manchester New Hampshire, and deceased husband Albert, have two sons, two grandchildren and English Mastiff dogs. She is legally blind and moderately deaf due to nerve damage at premature birth. She has loved writing since early childhood.

Marlene holds a Bachelor of Education degree from Keene State in Keene, New Hampshire and a Masters in Library and Information Studies from U-NC Greensboro, North Carolina.

Episode also includes an audio excerpt of The Purging Fire.
See Marlene and all her work at: http://www.marlsmenagerie.com
Marlene and I value your feedback. Please…

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