Grammar, style, thesaurus, tools and tips.

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Here are all the links you as an author need to produce coherent, engaging prose.

Dictionary.com - if you didn't know what this was, you wouldn't be here.

Thesaurus.com - don't use the same words over and over. Alliteration can only take you so far.

Elements of Style - you must know the rules before you can break them.

Grammar, punctuation, everything else - useful tips from our friends at the library.

Feel free to add links to whatever tools you prefer and find useful. As the guy who runs this site, I can tell you the main things we look for at first glance before we even consider publishing a story:

1. Punctuation - make sure that all your sentences have a period, comma, question mark, exclamation point etc. Pay attention to the rules of capitalization. If you don't know them, please see one of the links above. It only takes a moment to look it up and it will improve your work 1000%. At least.

2. Character conversations - if you aren't Cormac McCarthy, then the words said by any character should be in quotes. A new line or paragraph should be started when a character responds to the actions or words of another character. If you ARE Cormac McCarthy, please contact the administrator of this site because we'll give your porn stories extra special attention ;) Also, your dedicated site administrator is an Amurican, so please put your punctuation inside your quote marks.

3. Spell check - somebody has to do it, and it's not going to be me. Spell check before you turn in your submission please.

4. Is it really a story? - don't just write a sex scene. We want to know who's having sex and why we should be interested. A physical description of a sexual act isn't a story, no matter how well you describe it.

5. Paragraphs - have some. It's impossible to read a story without paragraphs and you would be amazed how often we get submissions without them. Again, take a moment to familiarize yourself with when to begin a new paragraph. It will improve your writing immensely and immediately.

On behalf of all our readers and also myself, I thank you for taking the time to read this post and especially for taking it to heart.