Back Yard, Backyard, or Back-Yard?
Which is correct? Backyard, back yard, or back-yard?Read More
Weasel Words Poster
If you appreciated the article on weasel words, maybe you’ll also like this graphic version.Read More
Writing Prompt: Parent or Student of the Year
Write a letter nominating one of your parents (or both) for a prestigious Parent of the Year award. Or, if …Read More
Good Writing Avoids Self-Consciousness, in My Opinion
Have you ever looked in the mirror and noticed that a tuft of hair is sticking straight up off your head, or a glob of spinach is caught in your teeth, or the price tag is still on your shirt, and you say to yourself, how long have I been walking around looking this ridiculous?
Admit it. Everyone is self-conscious. We think of everything in terms of how it affects us personally. Of all the people in the world, the one we think most highly of — or at least most often of — is me.
It’s no surprise, therefore, that self-consciousness is a problem for most writers.Read More