writing tight with trisha hall

Writing tight with Trish Hall

Tight writing is reader-friendly. It can also be interesting.

my 2020 reading suggestions

My 2020 reading, with suggestions for you

Looking for something to read—or to buy as a gift for the holidays? You may find ideas on this list of my 2020 reading. I especially enjoyed First You Write a Sentence. by Joe Moran (by the way, the period is part of the title; it’s not a typo). My favorite nonfiction book that wasn’t explicitly […]

Mistake Monday

MISTAKE MONDAY for October 26: Can YOU spot what’s wrong?

Can you spot what’s wrong in the image below? Please post your answer as a comment. Oh, how could The Wall Street Journal miss this? Does the newspaper not employ proofreaders? I post these challenges to raise awareness of the importance of proofreading.

Name your photos effectively for publication

Name your photos effectively for publication

Sending your photo for publication? Make sure you name your file appropriately to increase the likelihood that your photo and your name will appear together in the publication.

top posts

Top posts from 2020’s third quarter

Check out my top posts from the third quarter! They’re a mix of practical tips on writing in general (#1, #3), writing for publication (#2, #5), and spelling (#4). My posts that attracted the most views during 2020’s third quarter: 4 great tips for writing sentences A great way to annoy your editor–This post was […]