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5 Common Grammatical Mistakes Content Writers Should Avoid by Darshini Poola
5 Common Grammatical Mistakes Content Writers Should Avoid by Darshini Poola
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Just like how one stain can make your pretty outfit unwearable, a single grammatical flaw can ruin the credibility of the content you post on public platforms. Especially in today’s digital age, it’s not merely the research and effort you put behind the scenes that matter. The way you present your work matters just as much. Writing allows you to structure your thoughts and put them forward concisely. Making the best use of this opportunity is what sets skilled writers apart from the rest.

Here are five common grammatical errors that content writers must avoid.

Incorrect Punctuation

Commas, semicolons, and periods! These…


by Khaled Hosseini

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Books have always had a profound influence on my thoughts and beliefs. Being an avid reader, I owe a lot to the world that resides in these pages. One such novel that had an overwhelming impact on me was “A Thousand Splendid Suns” by Khaled Hosseini. It revolves around some really significant themes. When I read this book, I spent the entire week in a completely different zone — lost in my thoughts as I immersed myself in the narrative.

“Of all the hardships a person had to face, none was more punishing than the simple act of waiting.” …


Raft, ahem, draft your way up the search engine.

It is the age of digital media, and communication is faster than it was ever before. One great way to turn your ideas into words and reach people is to put them up on a blog. But given the flood of an incredible amount of information today, making your content visible and getting it to your desired audience goes beyond merely researching and writing. Let’s have a look at six key elements that make a good blog.

Six Key Elements that Make a Good Blog by Darshini Poola
Six Key Elements that Make a Good Blog by Darshini Poola
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Content is King.

There’s no getting around this one. If you want the masses to read what you write, you need to write what people consider…


Our cosmos is one hell of a weird place.

Satisfaction | Darshini Poola | Receiving a Priceless Gem for Free | Making a choice | Writer | Fiction | Story | Humanity
Satisfaction | Darshini Poola | Receiving a Priceless Gem for Free | Making a choice | Writer | Fiction | Story | Humanity
He probably noticed my sight hovering over the piece of art.

My eyes followed the rickshaw as we overtook it. Sometimes, I feel so ashamed of how petty and myopic I was as a kid. Like right now, my heart couldn’t help but leap with joy as my ears caught the royal vroom of my scooter speed past the rickshaw’s broken “tuk-tuk”. I don’t know why I had to be so vain and proud. I wasn’t even driving the scooter, to begin with. But this was pretty much how I entertained myself, perching behind my mother as she rode me to school every day.

I never mentioned these small-minded thoughts to…


Prose

“‘Tis war, King!”

I felt the chill run down my spine. The old woman had her back turned towards me, and all my blurry vision could catch were her elbows maneuvering in some eldritch fashion.

I had been pinned to this bed for nearly an entire day, I assume. The solidity of the rock beneath me pressed hard against my occiput. I held myself from demanding a cushion, for I could not risk offending the hunchback who now sat across the room, busy keeping her concoction out of my sight.

My eyes darted to the bench. You could literally see…


Fiction

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Fingers twiddled with the knife in front of me. They might’ve been mine, but I was too numb to say for sure. My head hammered against the back of my skull. I bet you could see the vein bulge on my forehead and a couple of more on my temples, trying hard to plaster themselves on my pale skin — away from the pounding. At this moment, I wanted to be anywhere but here. I wanted to melt to the floor like the candle perched on a cake that sat comfortably on the desk, willing me to begin the much-anticipated…

Darshini Poola

I am a research student lost in the realm of words. (Instagram: @the_untitled_journal)

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