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English Contractions

elision n 1 omission of a syllable or vowel from a word. 2 omission of parts of a book, etc. (Collins Dictionary & Thesuarus)

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Corrections Of Common Errors In The English Language

Withholding Information

Withholding information is one of the most useful tools of creating suspense. It’s also one of the most abused and most fundamentally misunderstood. Suspense is not created by the simple fact of the reader not knowing things. 555 more words


Carbs & Exercise: BFFS For Life??

Why does going to the gym make you feel so exhausted? That’s a good question, because the truth is: it shouldn’t.

Working out generally gives people a jolt of energy and mental clarity that lasts long into the day. 846 more words

What To Eat

Talking Heads and How to Avoid Them

A very long time ago in a galaxy rather closer than I’d like to admit, I wrote a novel that I now affectionately refer to as “70,000 Words of Untagged Dialogue.” This is exactly what it says on the tin. 349 more words


27 Jan 2016 (TheAge,SMH) - Small investors in ETFs making a classic mistake chasing past returns

(27 January 2016, The Age, MONEY supplement, p2, John Collett, Personal finance editor, View more articles from John Collett)

‘Investors eyeing an ETF should base their decisions on the sector’s future, not its history’ 76 more words


Saidisms and Masochism

Said-isms and Masochism

Last November I began to notice a lot of lists of colorful synonyms for the word “said” surfacing from the depths of the internet. 350 more words


Common mistakes when managing debt

We all must at some point deal with our debt: the chances are we are not so lucky as to not require borrowing money, in order to invest in necessary expenses. 423 more words