Inspiration may make a difference in your writing. In The Midnight Disease: The Drive to Write, Writer’s Block, and The Creative Brain, Alice W. Flaherty says: Although most psychologists and writing teachers distrust the Romantic notion of an inspiration that is separate from skill or hard work, and doubt […]
Can you spot what’s wrong in the image below? Please post your answer as a comment. I think if you read this text out loud, you’ll hear the problem. I post these challenges to raise awareness of the importance of proofreading.
I’m not a fan of adding -ing to verbs, as I’ve said in “The ‘Be” test for writers.” However, I couldn’t tell you why it was wrong until I read Cut It Out: 10 Simple Steps for Tight Writing and Better Sentences by Laura Swart. Using the progressive tense Here’s how Swart explains the use […]
Can you spot what’s wrong in the image below? Please post your answer as a comment. What happened to proofreading at The Wall Street Journal? I post these challenges to raise […]
Recently, I sent the newsletter of a person whom I like to my email’s spam folder. My gut reaction proves that you should clearly identify the sender of your email newsletter. Unrecognizable sender name spells trouble When I looked at the newsletter, I thought, “I don’t know this person. Why is he sending this to […]