Some Rules and Suggestions about Spelling

Spelling, especially in English, often presents a challenge to writers. However, spelling often has less to do with intelligence than the way we remember things. And people who are called visuals have an easier time of it than others. This post contains some ideas that you might find useful. Share This:

Writing Begets Writing

The desire to write grows with writing. – Erasmus Things begets things like themselves. Dogs beget dogs. Laziness beget laziness. Worrying begets worrying. Obsessing begets obsessing. And kindness begets kindness. The same is true for writing. Share This:


This is another post on the subject of commas. It seems that, no matter how much is written about this little mark, it continues to be a dark area of writer’s understanding. While it may seem that an author can put a comma just about anywhere, or not, there are some basic “rules” or guidelines

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Helpful Resources for Writers

Whether you’re a new writer of a professional, it sometimes happens that you need assistance in your writing, whether it’s to make it more refined, better researched, or generally more effective. Share This:

Is it e.g. or i.e.?

Mixing up these abbreviations is a mistake that many writers make. Even though both are used to clarify something previously mentioned, e.g. and i.e. have two very different meanings. Share This:

Why Proofreading Matters

If you haven’t heard it before, proofreading is an essential task before publishing any work any place. Not convinced? Check out these headlines, which are absolutely real (we have the photographic evidence). Share This:

Only Handle It Once

Once upon a time B.C. (before computers), people handled lots of paper. Time management gurus taught “Only Handle It Once”. If you picked up a paper, article, magazine, etc., your were supposed to do something with it, then either file it or toss it. You were not, repeat not, supposed to put it in a

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