Is Bad Writing Killing Your Business?

I bet you've seen a lot of bad writing on the web. I know I have. When I come across a website with low quality writing, I automatically form a negative opinion of the company. Even when the website is otherwise well-designed and the leader has decades of experience, if the copy is hackwork, I look elsewhere.

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This Doll Could’ve Been Murdered by Passive Voice, if Its Weapon Had Any Sentence Structure

I answered this question on Quora today and I thought I'd share it here too: "What is the active form of the baby was bought a doll by her?" I think she's talking about active vs. passive voiceHey there! It took me a while to decipher your question, but I think you meant: "I wrote … Continue reading This Doll Could’ve Been Murdered by Passive Voice, if Its Weapon Had Any Sentence Structure

How to Use Apostrophes

Another blogger asked me about this last week, so I decided to dedicate this week's Writerly Wednesday to apostrophes. This little piece of punctuation seems to trip a lot of writers up, so let's look at scenarios in which you would, or would not, use an apostrophe.

3 Quick and Easy Edits to Make Your Writing Look More Professional

This week's lesson is about quick and easy fixes that will make your writing flow better. Here's my list: 1.Avoid echoes. An echo is when you use the same word (or very similar words) more than once in close proximity. For example:

Writing Quote Tuesday

An interesting point from fantasy writer Sir Terry Pratchett: "You can't build a plot out of jokes. You need tragic relief. And you need to let people know that when a lot of frightened people are running around with edged weaponry, there are deaths. I'm not writing 'The A Team'--if there's a fight going on, … Continue reading Writing Quote Tuesday

Writing Quote Tuesday–Madeleine L’Engle

And because my daughters and I are completely enraptured by A Wrinkle in Time at the moment, today's quote comes from the great Madeleine L'Engle: “You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.” ― Madeleine L'Engle Beautiful!

Writing Quote Tuesday

Today's quote comes from the great Oscar Wilde: “Those who find ugly meanings in beautiful things are corrupt without being charming. This is a fault. Those who find beautiful meanings in beautiful things are the cultivated. For these there is hope. They are the elect to whom beautiful things mean only Beauty. There is no … Continue reading Writing Quote Tuesday

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