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.
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…… Read more “This Doll Could’ve Been Murdered by Passive Voice, if Its Weapon Had Any Sentence Structure”
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.
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:
Here’s one from Louis L’Amour: “Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on.” ― Louis L’Amour
It only takes a few words to get started. Happy writing everyone!
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…… Read more “Writing Quote Tuesday”
Love this week’s quote, from Neil Gaiman:
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…… Read more “Writing Quote Tuesday–Madeleine L’Engle”
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…… Read more “Writing Quote Tuesday”