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Short and long quotes (fiction) in MLA style (vers. 1)

I teach at an all girls school. This video was originally made for my students, hence I say, “Good morning, ladies.” If you leave a comment complaining about that statement, then I will delete your comment. Go work on your paper. (Also, you don’t see my students complaining about that “All men are created equal line” in our most famous national document.)

Set up your spacing, then write a body paragraph using short and long quotes from a novel or short story in MLA style.

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Feel like your writing skills aren’t doing your stories justice?

I hear you, writer. I love crafting characters, plots, settings, and story worlds, but I lack a natural knack for prose. Unsatisfied with my writing, I’ve spent the past several years working day in and day out to level up my writing game, and though I’ll always be improving, I’m proud of where my prose now stands.

The process of improving your writing can certainly be intimidating. In today’s episode, I aim to help you overcome that overwhelm by breaking down the elements of prose you should consider at each step in the writing process: drafting, revising, and editing.

Improving your writing takes time and determination, no doubt, but you are as good a writer as you work to be. Let’s get to work.

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