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Don’t be Dense. Use the Right Tense. Part 3

In Part 1 of this article, we compared writing to painting. We discussed the basic tenses you’ll work with. Your primary colours, if you will. In Part 2, we mixed things up, creating a richer palette, with lots of subtle shades at our disposal. Today, let’s expand our palette even more. We’re going to have… Continue reading Don’t be Dense. Use the Right Tense. Part 3

Non-fiction · TinyTeaches

Why Does Tiny Teach? Food for Thought for Members of Critiquing Groups

It’s 10am right now and I’m finally sitting down to some writing of my own. I’ve been critiquing for at least three hours and I have one, maybe two hours of writing time of my own before I need to go to bed. That means I get six hours of sleep before going to work… Continue reading Why Does Tiny Teach? Food for Thought for Members of Critiquing Groups

Non-fiction · TinyTeaches

The Eye of the Beholder: Different POV’s in Writing

OK, people. Let’s make a deal. Next time I ask everyone what the next subject for a TinyTeaches article should be, please tell me to stop. “Oh, Tiny! I’d love for you to do a post on different POVs.” Me: “Sure! No problem! Hold my drink.” Yeah. That’s me up there. Remind me to not… Continue reading The Eye of the Beholder: Different POV’s in Writing

Non-fiction · TinyTeaches

Comma Splices: Forget the Hot Glue Gun. Get the Scissors!

There’s a little thing I’d like to discuss with all of you. We’ve all been guilty of it at some point. Maybe someone pointed it out to us afterwards. Maybe we discovered it ourselves. Who knows how many are still out there, lurking in all the lines we’ve ever written. Tiny! Get to the point!… Continue reading Comma Splices: Forget the Hot Glue Gun. Get the Scissors!