You can make a hanging indent in Google Docs using the ruler tool, which lets you change the margin size.
In high school, Zion wrote a poem for class "about all the cons of being in the limelight at such a young age." He's been writing poetry ever since.
Microsoft Word is filled with little-known tips and tricks, like keyboard shortcuts and a built-in Resume Assistant.
The novelist Julia Dahl reaches out to fellow writers like Kate Reed Petty, Jodi Picoult, and S.A. Cosby to ask how they are handling the coronavirus.
Melissa Petro is a freelance writer who lives with her husband and two children in New York City. In 2010, Petro lost her job as an elementary school teacher after months of negative press coverage attacking her for past experiences in the sex industry. Instead of giving into what she […]
Reading a post on the subreddit r/nosleep is like listening to a ghost story around a campfire. One of the sub’s moderators said one story called “The New Fish” is a particularly memorable. The story, written by T. W. Grim, takes place in a prison where horrifying things start to […]
Rachel Beanland writes fiction and essays – but before turning to writing full-time, Rachel worked in public relations and nonprofit management. “Florence Adler Swims Forever” is her debut novel. For over a decade, Beanland worked in public relations. While that type of writing felt very different from working on her […]
Anyone who knows anything about Reddit has heard of r/NoSleep. It’s one of the most popular and successful subreddits on the site, and attracts readers and writers from all over the world. Writers have got book deals, careers in writing for Netflix, and even movie adaptations out of their amateur […]
First Off is Insider’s essay series about life’s firsts – the big ones, the small ones, and everything in between. In our inaugural essay, John Paul Brammer writes about the first time he won something: a writing contest during his sophomore year of high school. Visit Insider’s homepage for more […]
At the end of 2019, Wendy Fox left her six-figure job in senior leadership at a tech company. She decided to take the plunge to become a full-time freelancer and author, having already published three books while she held a day job. To make it work, she timed the choice […]
There are two ways to spell check in Google Docs. You can right-click as you go to receive spelling or grammar suggestions from Google’s automatic spell checking algorithm. Alternatively, you can also use the spell checker function when you’re done writing, and Google Docs will check the entire document at […]
You can quickly copy and paste text with your Chromebook using keyboard shortcuts. Alternatively, you can use the right-click feature on your trackpad to get the job done. Here are the different ways you can copy and paste on a Chromebook. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. When you […]
To indent or “tab” on your iPhone in the Pages app, you’ll need to use a special menu bar for it. Adding indentation in Pages on your iPhone allows you to create proper paragraph orientation, and makes bulleted or numbered lists more visually appealing. You can use the tab feature […]
English majors are often the butt of jokes regarding the “useless” nature of a liberal arts education. The misconception that English degrees are a waste of time, energy, and money ignores the valuable skills and experience that can be gained through years of study. Time management and communication, for example, […]
Now that I’m in my seventh year of freelance writing, I see how some of the mistakes I made when starting out cost me time and money, such as investing in a beautiful website and business cards. If you’re a new freelancer, make sure to focus on what will move […]
The Scripps National Spelling Bee has been testing kids’ spelling since 1925. Words used to be much easier: in 1932, for example, the winning word was knack. Today, words have gotten a lot more difficult. The final rounds of the 2019 competition included head scratchers like allothimorph, auftaktigkeit, and sphaeriid. […]
Reading is one of the best ways to learn how to spell. Spell check is a great way to learn certain spellings, but shouldn’t be relied on entirely. Visit INSIDER’s homepage for more stories. Thanks to spell check, we are in an era of poor spellers. “People tend to think […]