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Category: Tutorials For Writers

Roman Numerals Reference List

Do you remember your Roman numerals? I didn’t so I made myself a list. Here’s a quick Roman numerals reference list you can copy for your own use. 1 – I 2 – II 3 – III 4 – IV 5 – V 6 – VI 7 – VII 8 – VIII 9 – IX 10 …

Latin Phrases List for Writers

Free download: 2-page Latin phrases list for writers   Over the years, I’ve compiled a list of Latin words and phrases that writers might find useful in their articles, blog posts and books. Latin sayings can add flair to your writing and this list can be printed and 3-hole punched or the 2 pages can be placed …

Keyboard Symbols for Writers

Here is a downloadable, printable PDF list of 21 frequently-requested keyboard symbols with codes for Alt Key, HTML and Unicode. This list is especially handy for writers – print or online. For the full keyboard symbols tutorial please visit this page.  

Make Music Notes with Text Fonts

Musical notes and characters you can make with common text fonts: Courier, Arial, Times New Roman.   Here are the keyboard symbols for Alt Key, Unicode and HTML formats. If you’re using the Alt Key symbols, you’ll need to use your numerical keypad with Numlock on. Musical Note: Eighth ♪ Alt, 1, 3 for Print U+266A …

Make Dingbats and Arrows with Text Fonts

It’s easy to make dingbats and arrows with text fonts. Easily create fun graphics, including hearts and smiley faces… with Arial and Times New Roman. If you need some cool bullets, arrows and other Dingbat style graphics, but you don’t have the Wingding or Zapf Dingbat fonts installed on your computer, here’s how you can make them …

Make French, German and Spanish Accents

List and Instructions for Making French, German and Spanish Accented Letters on Your Computer Keyboard Hold down the Alt key, then type in 0 (zero), followed by the last three numbers – using the numeric keypad on the right of your keyboard. Then you can let up the Alt key. If you don’t have a numeric …

Keyboard Symbols List and Instructions

How to Make Keyboard Symbols Using Alt Key, HTML and Unicode Characters Here is a handy list of Alt Key, HTML and Unicode symbols you can make with standard text fonts on your computer keyboard with how-to instructions to make it easy. It helps if you have a numeric keypad, but if you don’t there are …

Silent E Plus Suffix Rules

Judging or Judgeing? Desirable or Desireable? Argument or Arguement? A word that ends with a silent “e” can present a challenge when you try to make a new word by adding a suffix after it (letters added to the end of a word). Do you keep the “e” or drop it? For example, when you want …

A Few More Spelling and Grammar Tips

Her Style Was Most Unique… NOT! A common usage mistake in English is to use the word “unique” in a way that makes the noun it modifies seem not unique. When we say “most unique” or “very unique” about something, what we’re really saying is the thing isn’t unique at all. The word “unique” means something …

Placing Punctuation with Quotation Marks

Do commas, periods, colons, semi-colons, exclamation points and question marks go before or after quotation marks? There are many different ways to use quotation marks and, in this tutorial, we’ll look at sentence punctuation in relationship to quotations. In other words, does the comma, period, question mark or exclamation point come before or after the quotation …