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Infographic: Left Brain vs. Right Brain

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Knowing your inclination — right brain or left brain — is helpful for writers. I have always argued that writing necessarily involves both halves. We need the creative and artistic right brain and logical, precise left brain to do almost any kind of writing well.

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Imply vs. Infer

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People often confuse the words imply and infer. After reading this article, you will no longer be among them. And when you hear someone err in this matter, send them to this page immediately. Together, we can make the world a better place — one diction error at a time.

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Happy 200th Birthday, Charles Dickens!

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Happy Birthday, Chuck D! No, I’m not referring to the front man for Public Enemy (His birthday is August 1, …

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The Heroic Journey 7: 12 Traits of the Nemesis

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Last week we looked at the Nemesis, or Evil One in broad outline. This week let’s take a look at some of the traits that go into a well-constructed bad guy:

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