Category Archives: How-To

Dystopian Fiction: A View On This Popular Genre

It is written that utopia is boring to readers, that we are not wired to read about no conflict (how about goals?), and that a perfect world is so unachievable there is no point in writing about it. True, but … Continue reading

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Evaluation: In the Eye of the Beholder

I grew up believing, as did so many in our generation, that you present your attributes to the world, get evaluated objectively, and based on that evaluation, get assigned the lifestyle that you have “earned.” Instead, it is this wisdom … Continue reading

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What is Plagiarism Really?

What is plagiarism? It is more than copying someone’s written work directly. It is using their ideas without a proper reference. Liz Broomfield explains this beautifully in her article “On plagiarism,” where she states that plagiarism is really “passing other … Continue reading

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The New Fad of “Your”

I’m sure some of you have noticed that there is an unprecedented misuse of the homonyms “your” and “you’re.” There have always been cases of homonym confusion in the past, but today the “your” problem is out of control. It … Continue reading

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Writing Tips: When to Adhere to the Rules and When to Break Them, and Why Should You Care, Anyway?

Surprise: there is a place for bad grammar in good writing. But when and where? And, really, why should you care? Tips about grammar for creative writers, bloggers, professionals, employees, business owners, and just about anyone: 1. There is a … Continue reading

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Language Devolution: How Will It Affect Our Thinking?

Computer programers pay attention to detail and need to know the language and syntax of the program, which takes time to learn. You and I probably don’t know how to do it because we don’t want to take the time … Continue reading

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A Writer’s Journey

Guest post in The Proofreader’s Parlour (UK). Read it here: “Spotlight: A Writer’s Journey (by Eva Blaskovic).” “In the martial art of Taekwondo, one of the life skills taught is perseverance. Thirty-seven years out of 48 amounts to roughly three-quarters … Continue reading

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Why You Need Down Time and Brain Space

Down time and brain space, in short, allow us to think. Some refer to it as meditation, and essentially, this is what meditation does–clears the mind so the right things can enter into it. Meditation: continued or extended thought; reflection; … Continue reading

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How to Add “Click to Tweet” to Your WordPress Blog Quickly and Easily

Do you have a WordPress blog and a Twitter account? Adding Click to Tweet to your blog posts makes it easy for your readers to tweet quotes and other portions of your text directly from your blog article with a … Continue reading

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Unconfusing the Confusion About Writing: Is There Room For Imperfection?

When writing, one has to consider the form, the purpose, and the audience. Is it your own diary? A poem? A first person fiction piece? Or is it a formal essay, non-fiction book, or a business proposal? Your tone, voice, … Continue reading

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