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Not every game is about winning. Amidst the rise in tabletop gaming, dozens of storytelling games have emerged that challenge you or your teammates to create entertaining stories instead of beating each other. If you want to hone your skills as a creative writer, these are an excellent way to start.

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American author R.L. Stine has been enthralling kids with spooky tales for the better part of a quarter century. His ability to keep early adolescents reading - the "one more page" factor - is a gift that very few writers can rival. Stine recently participated in an Ask Me Anything (AMA) on the news aggregation website Reddit. Here are his best writing tips.

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iOS: One of the annoying things about working with text on your phone or iPad is that properly formatting it can be a bother, especially when you're copying and pasting between apps and get line breaks where you don't want them. Clean Text for iOS aims to fix that.

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There's no shortcut to writing a great story. However, there are guidelines that can help get you started if you've never done it before. This chart compiles several different forms of advice for beginners into one handy reference.

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Our English teachers told us to avoid the word "very" because it's weak and vague. They were right, and many times, we use "very" as a modifier for a word that could easily be replaced with a stronger, more accurate word. This infographic tells you what to use instead.