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From insights by Sylvia Plath and Philip Pullman to thoughts from Thomas Jefferson and Ray Bradbury, these words might motivate you to grab a pen or pound a keyboard.
6/18/2013 4:00:14 PM
Stone Temple Pilots issued a terse statement announcing they were firing lead singer Scott Weiland. Brevity, it seems, is the soul of buzz.
6/6/2013 1:52:12 PM
A medical writer advises how to generalize your language so that it’s compassionate yet comprehensible.
6/5/2013 1:52:10 PM
A runner-up in two prior competitions, Arvind Mahankali nails ‘knaidel’—Yiddish for matzo ball—to claim top honors. We have 19 other mind-bending words from the bee.
6/3/2013 1:49:01 PM
The smilies, frowny faces, and sideways looks that people type using keyboard symbols are fun and lighthearted, but they’re not appropriate for every business conversation.
5/22/2013 1:53:59 PM
Straight from a Pixar story artist, here's a list of ways to break through writer's block and write stories you're proud of.
5/21/2013 1:53:05 PM
Don’t be so quick to follow traditional grammar rules and not begin a sentence with ‘and’ or ‘but.’
5/9/2013 1:45:57 PM
The author committed a small gaffe on social media that came back to haunt her. You can (and should) learn from her mistakes.
5/3/2013 1:45:20 PM
It isn’t enough to pack your prose with just any old descriptors. The selection should be both precise and meaningful. Here’s a selection of adjectives that accomplish just that.
5/1/2013 1:52:01 PM
Website visitors will probably not demand paywalls—but imagine if they did. Actually, don’t bother imagining, the author did it for you.
4/29/2013 1:46:39 PM
This year, contestants in the Scripps National Spelling Bee need to define the obscure words they spell. Could you do it? Take our quiz.
4/16/2013 1:54:07 PM
Unlike other words—ahem, moist —these will not make you shudder. They might even put you in a good mood.
4/8/2013 1:52:15 PM
Is it ‘altogether’ or ‘all together’? ‘Everyday’ or ‘every day’? Here’s an easy guide for those examples and others.
4/3/2013 1:52:36 PM
They sound similar and even share similar meanings—and that’s what makes these words so dangerous.
3/28/2013 1:54:04 PM
Why do these insidious errors so often deal with body parts or functions?
3/25/2013 1:52:05 PM