Writer’s Resources

09 May 2019

2019’S BEST PRODUCTIVITY TOOLS FOR WRITERS

One of the biggest challenges that writers face is time management. We often have several projects going on at once, which can leave us feeling like we are running around like a chicken with its head cut off. While there are many different productivity tools out there that promise to help with time and task […]

07 May 2019

33 OF THE BEST FREE FONT DOWNLOADS FOR WRITERS

As writers, we are generally limited in the fonts that we can use. While a fancy font may seem more fun and exciting than the basic Arial, Times New Roman, or Calibri, we have to be sure that the fonts we use can be easily read and understood. Every once in a while, though, we […]

02 May 2019

HOW YOUR LANGUAGE IS SHAPED BY THE PLACES YOU HAVE LIVED

It’s common knowledge that if you are from New York or New Jersey, you have a particular accent or way of talking that’s stereotypical of the region. And if you are from Georgia or Alabama, your slow drawl is certain to give your southern roots away. But, did you know that the actual words you […]

24 Apr 2019

WORDS THAT WERE BROUGHT TO US BY WORLD WAR I

Language is a fascinating and ever-evolving thing. It has been said that the average person speaks upwards of 16,000 words per day. And the average book is somewhere between 50 and 100,000 words long.  Yet, we rarely stop to think about the words we use and how they came to be. In honor of the […]

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

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 […]