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Realistic writing - It's all in the suffering #amwriting #writingtips

How many times have you read a book where Mr Average is thrown into an extraordinarily strenuous adventure, and never a moment’s consideration that they may be ‘a wee bit tired’ or ‘suffer a spot of muscle ache’? 187 more words


The lowdown on straight vs. curly quotes

When I was working as a magazine editor, one of the things I most hated to correct was quotation marks. No one ever seeming to know (nor care) when to use straight (‘ and “) vs. 648 more words


You don't need flowery language to write well

A lot of people seem to think that in order to be a good writer, you need to have a mental dictionary akin to an entire set of Oxford English Dictionaries. 991 more words