Writer’s Resources

18 Apr 2019

HOW TO CREATE A FILE-NAMING SYSTEM THAT WORKS

If you needed to find a specific document on your computer, in less than a minute, could you do it? Consider this scenario: You are sitting at your desk, hard at work on your team’s latest project, when the boss walks in with a panicked look on her face. She needs the final version of […]

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 well-being.  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
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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
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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
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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
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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 […]

27 Feb 2019
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CELEBRATING TEN YEARS WITH KATHY – A WOMAN OF MANY HATS

Ten years ago, Kathy agreed to help her best friend with some paperwork. She had no idea that the bag full of accounting receipts she tackled that day would turn into a full-time job that includes things like project management, accounting, and client interaction on a typical day. On top of all that, Kathy works […]

21 Feb 2019
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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 most cases, as with most words, the actual meaning of the word has nothing to do […]

19 Feb 2019
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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 […]