Mistake Monday

MISTAKE MONDAY for August 31: Can YOU spot what’s wrong?

Can you spot what’s wrong in the image below? Please post your answer as a comment. I wonder if anybody proofread this one. I post these challenges to raise awareness of the importance of proofreading.

Book review

Tips for writing book reviews

5 tips for writing nonfiction book reviews. 1. Give essentials; 2. say why book is worth reading; 3. use quotations; 4. bring in personal experience; 5. be critical but not unkind.

Examine

Write better sentences with Joe Moran

Joe Moran’s First You Write a Sentence. suggests an exercise to help you learn to write better sentences. Try this exercise Learn from the artistry of others when you try this exercise described by Moran. Find a sentence you like and look at it for a distressingly long time, until you start to see past […]

A great way to annoy your editor

A great way to annoy your editor

Would you like to guarantee that the editor of a magazine, blog, newspaper, or other publication never asks you to write for them again? Then, follow the advice in this article. I feel confident that your assigning editor will ignore your future proposals. Surefire way to annoy Here’s my advice: Accept a clearly defined assignment […]

Mistake Monday

MISTAKE MONDAY for July 27: Can YOU spot what’s wrong?

Can you spot what’s wrong in the image below? Please post your answer as a comment. Don’t feel bad if you don’t identify it immediately. I had to check my notes to catch this one, even though I’d spotted right away when I made this screenshot months ago.   I post these challenges to raise […]