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Style

Poetry Resources — suggested by Natalie, a young reader of our website.
Maryville University Online’s Literary Devices Guide — a link sent to us by Peyton, a 13-year-old aspiring writer.
A Guide to Writing for College by Veritas Prep sent to us by the Teen Zone Writing Club at Veritas Prep in Tennesee. Good links!
102 Common English Idioms with Meaning and Examples from Michelle, an English teacher.
Homophones, they are everywhere. Suggested by Cloe, a visitor to our website.
The Student’s Internet Research Guide from InternetAdvisor.com

Style Manuals – You pick the one you like, and stick to it.

https://www.perlego.com/knowledge/apa-guide/what-is-apa-citation-style/  A referencing and citations guide for APA and Harvard formats. The guide features tons of examples of how to cite various works in each format.
www.aaanet.org/publications/style_guide.pdf The American Anthropological Association style guide has some interesting stuff.
www.bartleby.com/141/ Online Strunk & White, Elements of Style, you can’t go wrong with this information.
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/CMS The Chicago Manual of Style (CMS) covers a variety of topics from manuscript preparation and publication to grammar, usage, and documentation. Perdue OWL
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/MLA Modern Language Association (MLA) style guide from Perdue OWL
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/APA APA (American Psychological Association) style guidelines from Perdue OWL

Narration

Narration Building Blocks
How to Find Your Narrative Voice
Three R’s of Narrative Nonfiction
Narrative Essays – Perdue Owl

Description

Write Vivid Descriptions
Writing Description
How to Write Vivid Descriptions

Dialogue

Top Tips for Writing Dialogue
Keep it Simple: Keys to Realistic Dialogue
Writing Natural Dialogue

Plot Development

Plot Development: Climax, Resolution, and Your Main Character
Plot Development: How To Create A Plot Outline In 8 Easy Steps
11 Plot Pitfalls – And How to Rescue Your Story
Plots and Stories
Why Readers Read Mysteries — James N. Frey

Characterization

You and Your Characters (SF)
Characters: Introduction & the Basics
Better backstory
Guide to Direct and Indirect Characterization

Theme and Premise

Coming Apart at the Themes
Premise vs. Theme
ONCE AND FOR ALL, PREMISE AND THEME ARE COUSINS NOT TWINS (Screenwriting)
Concept Defined
WRITING FICTION — PREMISE