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15 Apr 2019

WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNED TODAY? HOW LEARNING NEW THINGS AND WRITING ABOUT THEM CAN IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH

It has been scientifically proven that learning something new every day can improve both your brain function and your overall wellbeing.  After all, our brains are muscles, and just like all other muscles, they must constantly be used and strengthened. Whether it be through learning a new language, or working on becoming a better writer, […]

04 Apr 2019

I SHOT THE SERIF: IS FONT CHOICE IMPORTANT?

When I married a man with the very Italian surname of Iacullo, I had no illusions about the spelling and pronunciation mishaps that were likely to follow. I knew I’d have to endure a certain amount of ribbing about the surplus of vowels in the old country and make endless attempts to explain that yes, […]

28 Mar 2019

OLD ENGLISH WORDS TO REVIVE

As word enthusiasts, we constantly try to stay up-to-date on the evolution of language. After all, we found great delight in the list of 25 words that were added to Webster’s dictionary last year. But, as much as we love learning new words and discovering what they mean, we feel it is important to remember […]

18 Mar 2019

25 NEW WORDS OF 2018

If you spend any time on the internet or on social media, you are bound to notice that there is an ever-evolving plethora of new words being created all of the time. What you may not know, however, is that the editors at Miriam-Webster keep track of all of these words.  In fact, just last […]

28 Feb 2019

ARE THERE ANY SYNONYMS FOR SYNONYM?

Whoever created the English language must have had a wicked sense of humor. Why else would they have used “monosyllabic” to describe a word with just one syllable? And why isn’t the word “long” actually long? Perhaps the most interesting of these questions is: Why are there no true synonyms for “synonym?” This great article […]

21 Feb 2019

AUTOLOGICAL WORDS: WORDS THAT DESCRIBE THEMSELVES

As writers, we are passionate about words and language. Oftentimes, when we come across a word that we have never heard before, we immediately want to know not only the meaning but also the history of the word. In many cases, the actual meaning of a word has nothing to do with the word itself. […]

19 Feb 2019

COFFEE – THE KEY TO WRITERS’ SURVIVAL

Some things just go together: peanut butter and jelly, salt and pepper, the sun and the moon…writers and coffee! There are numerous possible reasons as to why coffee has become the “nectar of the writer” over the years. Perhaps it is the boost of energy and stimulation from the caffeine. Maybe it’s the flavor of […]

12 Feb 2019

HOW TO FIND THE RIGHT TONE AND VOICE IN WRITING

As writers, we are always trying to make sure that our work reflects our clients’ unique and authentic personalities. It’s important that the things we write do not sound “cookie cutter,” or too generic. At the same time, though, we want to make sure that our writing is relatable and entertaining.   But, how do […]

31 Dec 2018

WORDS OF WISDOM FROM 10 GREAT WRITERS

Some people are naturally gifted writers. They don’t have a fancy education. They haven’t spent endless hours and money taking classes to learn how to write well. They are just good. They simply have an incredible talent for the written word that the rest of us can only sit back and envy. But have you […]

03 Dec 2018

THE 17TH-CENTURY PREPOSITION RULE

If you are a stickler for correct grammar (or happen to know someone who is), then you have probably heard the rule about not ending a sentence with a preposition. But where did this rule come from? (Or, perhaps we should be asking, “from where did this rule come?”) And is it really a rule? […]

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