Six week on-line workshop-Writing Short Fiction


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OWL // Purdue Writing Lab


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List of printable handouts from the writing lab
General Writing Concerns (Planning/Writing/Revising/Genres)

Planning/Starting to Write

* Planning (Invention): web page or PDF
* Planning (Invention): When you start to write: web page or PDF
* Planning (Invention): Thought Starters (Asking the Right Question: web page or PDF

* Editing and Proofreading Strategies for Revision: web page or PDF
* Higher Order Concerns (HOCs) and Lower Order Concerns (LOCs): web page or PDF
* Proofreading for Commas : web page or PDF
* Proofreading Strategies: web page or PDF
* Proofreading Your Paper: web page or PDF
* Steps in Editing Your Papers: web page or PDF
Types/Genres of Writing

* Annotated Bibliographies: web page or PDF
* Annotated Bibliographies Example: web page or PDF
* Literary Terms: web page or PDF
* Image in Poetry: web page or PDF
* Pattern and Variation in Poetry: web page or PDF
* Sound and Meter in Poetry : web page or PDF
o Meter : web page or PDF
o Sound : web page or PDF
o Works Cited : web page or PDF
* Using Metaphors in Creative Writing: web page or PDF
* Writing a Thesis Statement: web page or PDF
* Writing about Fiction: web page or PDF
* Writing about Poetry: web page or PDF
* Writing Definitions: web page or PDF
* Writing Description: web page or PDF
* Writing Essay Exams: web page or PDF
* Writing about Literature: Some Helpful Things To Know: web page or PDF

Sentence Punctuation

* Sentence Punctuation Patterns: web page or PDF
* Run-ons, Comma splices, and Fused Sentences: web page or PDF


* The Apostrophe : web page or PDF


* Commas after Introductions : web page or PDF
* Commas vs. Semicolons in Compound Sentences : web page or PDF
* Commas with Non-essential Elements, with 3 exercises and answer keys: web page or PDF
* Proofreading for Commas: web page or PDF
* Using Commas: web page or PDF


* Using Hyphens: web page or PDF

Other punctuation

* Brief Overview of Punctuation: Semicolons, Colons, Parentheses, Dash, Quotation Marks, and Italics : web page or PDF

Quotation Marks

* Quotation Marks : web page or PDF
Well you get the Idea
Heres the index page too
OWL // Purdue Writing Lab