This essay describes a fix to a common problem: unmindful use of the little word “it.” It—the essay, not the little word—will make you a stronger writer. Continue reading
My list of redundant phrases has continued to grow since “You Can Say That Again” came out last April. Can’t help it; I’m powerless against these devilishly delicious distractions. Ten more, and we’ll hit 1000. Will you help me? Continue reading
The “How to Write a Sentence” infographic is now a poster. Order yours today. Continue reading
I’m not ready for Apple watches wearing employees. How about you? (CMSWire.com, can you spare a hyphen?) Continue reading
Please join me in celebrating the release—today, April Fools’ Day—of my second book, You Can Say That Again: 750 Redundant Phrases to Think Twice About. You won’t find any April Fools’ jokes in this post; the timing is coincidental. I admit, though, I like the idea of this lighthearted book coming out on this lighthearted day.
Good-bye, HowToWriteEverything.com. Hello, Writing.Rocks. That’s Writing Dot Rocks.
It’s March 4. Do you know what day it is? National Grammar Day! Continue reading
Join the conversation as a panel of bookselling aficionadios talk about the changing landscape of bookselling.
Today, December 14, is Plain English Day, a day for celebrating the “campaign against gobbledygook, jargon and misleading public information.”
Thanks to writing coach Nina Amir, founder of National Nonfiction Writing Month (NaNonFiWriMo), November now beckons to writers of nonfiction, too.