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Gordon Kellier gave 4 common errors in his book ‘ Fiction’ and you ought to know them. Common errors of Dialogues:    1. Introduce dialogue grammatically. A verb like said is required.  Some verbs require an indirect object:    WRONG: He told, “I’m leaving.”    RIGHT: He told his girlfriend, “I’m leaving.”    2. Not ..

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Why Writertain E-Books Distribution Writertain E-Distribution started as a way to ensure Nigerian writers make reasonable amount of money from e-publishing and from writing generally. Places We Would Be Publishing For now, we would be restricted to Okadabooks and Smashwords. Why You Should Distribute Your Book Through Us Okadabooks requires that an author makes ten ..

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I’ll drop three first lines pick one and start writing, non-stop   First Line 1: The boat capsized and the people began to struggle for their lives First Line 2: She sank into the chair and gaped at him. First Line 3: He just knew there was something wrong especially when the rain refused to ..

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To go traditional in book publishing is something you should strive for, especially if you don’t have the chance to be so involved in the processes of Self-publishing. More so, if you publish with the right company, traditional publishing pays a lot.  This article would focus on one of the Leading Trado-publisher in Nigeria, Farafina ..

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Use this to guide your way as you write about market. Sights Baskets of big pepper, neat cone shape of food stuffs, women putting on blouses, women wearing dirty blouses, old benches, wet ground, market sellers without stalls, people pushing shell barrow, beggars, hooligans, untarred road, traders pulling people or gesturing to them to buy ..

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Today, we would be discussing the concept of self-publishing. Because of the way the concept or the word has been used, many people simply assume that self-publishing is limited to hard copies only. So, whenever they don’t get the chance to publish an hard copy of their story, they just assume they are not supposed ..

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Where: The body is found in a stolen car’s trunk. How?: A forced overdose of sleeping medications Who: A famous young actor.  Detail: The victim has duct tape covering his mouth.  The body is found in  the victim’s house  How? The victim’s blood was poisoned. Who?: A model in a secret relationship Detail: The Victim ..

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This is Writertains’s list of Nigerian websites that have taken it upon themselves to support Upcoming Nigerian writers in different ways they can. They have given in their best to upcoming writers and are worth talking about. They have supported writers moneytarily, by giving out timely information, and by popularising these writers. 1.  Nairaland Forum(Literature ..

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​Location: A warm, tropical village.  Character: A literate fisherman.  Detail: Character can change body shape.   Objective: He/she must travel times and prevent a future event.  Character is from a dying village. He’s a young warrior. He has the ability to become invisible. He must save his village from mystical beings who want to invade ..

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General Health  Good  Poor  Fair  B. Any Chronic health problem  c. Any current health problems?    Clothing and Style  Cloth  Expensive  Average  Inexpensive  Cheap    Style  Haute couture  Conservative  Traditional  Old-fashioned  Old-school  Conformist  Conventional  Innovative  Advanced  Modern  Avant-grade  Outmoded  Behind the times  Unfashionable  Antediluvian  Trendy  Stylish  Eclectic (diverse)  Business-like  Sexy  Gaudy  Casual  Sloppy- messy, untidy, ..

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