Back Yard, Backyard, or Back-Yard?
Which is correct? Backyard, back yard, or back-yard?Read More
3 Essentials for Better Writing
We all know how important writing skills are, and we know that the average young American struggles to write well. But what’s the solution? You can’t mail order writing skills…. I’m convinced the answer is simple in theory, though not in practice. If you want to improve your writing, you must understand and apply these three key principles…Read More
Myth Buster: Never End a Sentence with a Preposition
I was threatened much in my youth about ending sentences with prepositions. I was told by English teachers that …Read More
How To Write Good
I was going through old files recently and came across an article I photocopied out of a magazine many years ago called “How To Write Good.” The article published the list “author unknown,” but a quick Google revealed the original author to be (I suppose) Frank L. Visco. It was originally published in the June 1986 issue of Writer’s Digest.Read More
Writing Prompt: Triumph or Defeat
This prompt is for a short personal narrative or anecdote.
Narrative writing, remember, means story-telling, and the story you will tell this time will be a true one about yourself.Read More