How to Write Characters’ Thoughts in First-Person Narratives

How Do I Write My Character's Thoughts in a First-Person Narrative?   When writing your characters' thoughts , it is important to somehow set off direct thoughts from the rest of the text. Here is what it looks like when a writer does nothing to separate thoughts from regular text: I stood by as my… Continue reading How to Write Characters’ Thoughts in First-Person Narratives

Lack of Parallelism

Identifying and Fixing Sentences that Lack Parallelism   When does a sentence lack parallelism?   A sentence lacks parallelism when terms within a list in a sentence do not share a form. For example, the list in the following sentence lacks parallelism: “This task requires patience, focus, and working together.” This sentence lacks parallelism because… Continue reading Lack of Parallelism