This word may not conjure pleasant thoughts, but it’s an old word with an interesting history. And it makes a lot of us laugh, too.
What’s the difference between good writing and bad writing? There are a gazillion answers to this question because both writing and writers are so diverse. No two readers are alike either, so one man’s work of genius may be another man’s birdcage lining. Generally speaking, however, good writing possesses certain broad, recognizable characteristics.
Good writers bring even inanimate things to life with a simple, familiar figure of speech known as personification.
Figures of speech are valuable tools that should be used across the wide spectrum of writing purposes.
It can be hard, but editing our own writing usually means saying goodbye to words and phrases that required great effort to produce in the first place.