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Category Archives: Rules for Writing
One of my biggest pet peeves is when someone sends out a mass emails but doesn’t BCC (blind carbon copy) the email addresses. With one click, not only do they share your email address with the world (making it susceptible … Continue reading
Back in the 15th Century, collective nouns were all the rage. The system, which assigns a different word for “group” depending on the animal being referred to, was the brainchild of English hunters who wanted to distinguish each of their … Continue reading
Even the greatest wordsmiths have moments when they just can’t find the right word. Sometimes it’s because of a brain lapse, and other times, it’s because we’re just not sure what we’re trying to say. But sometimes, the word may … Continue reading
“If I waited for perfection, I would never write a word.” Margaret Atwood We’ve all been there: The blank sheet of paper taunts us. The pen turns into a torture device, moving so lethargically across the page that forming each … Continue reading
It’s that time again… Ten rules about writing from someone who knows a thing or two about it. Margaret Atwood is an esteemed poet, novelist, literary critic, essayist and environmental activist who the Economist has hailed as a “scintillating wordsmith.” … Continue reading
I’ve known Bryan for a year and one thing that’s always impressed me is despite having a full-time job working for Imagine, a major, major, major film and television production company, is this guy writes more than most unemployed screenwriters. … Continue reading
Will Self is a British novelist and short story writer. And he has written, and published… a lot (including The Book of Dave, The Quantity Theory of Insanity, Cock and Bull and Liver: A Fictional Organ with a Surface Anatomy … Continue reading
In 1943, George Orwell (of 1984 and Animal Farm fame) gave us a gift that I bet most of you don’t know about. It’s an essay called “Politics and the English Language” and it contains his rules for good writing. … Continue reading
If you haven’t read any of Laura’s books, they offer a witty, thoughtful and authentic take on love and relationships through engaging tales about people breaking up, getting together and learning a whole lot about themselves in the process. Her … Continue reading