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[Reblog] 50 Years of Stupid Grammar Advice

50 Years of Stupid Grammar Advice

By Geoffrey K. Pullum  APRIL 17, 2009 

April 16 is the 50th anniversary of the publication of a little book that is loved and admired throughout… 162 more words

Good Stuff

Be More Sentence-Savvy, Know Your Parts of Speech

IT is a pity not many students are acquainted with the term, “parts of speech.” From the dozen years of working with students of all stripes, aptitude and attitude, I’d say only about one out of twenty, at their first class, have lit up and said, “Yes, of course, parts of speech! 619 more words

Writing Wisdom

Careful With Those French Words

EXACTLY thirty years ago when I was a Secondary Four student in Raffles Girls’ School, I asked my English teacher, Mrs. S., what she thought about using French words in our essays. 688 more words

Language Bites

On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King: A Book Review

Carrie , Bags of Bones, The Shining, The Dark Tower, you name it- I always turn my back on them whenever I spot them at my stomping ground. 292 more words

Non-Fiction

Book Review: The Elements of Style - William Strunk

The Elements of Style – William Strunk

The Elements of Style is THE book on writing. Considered the final word and quoted in all the writing books. 132 more words

Book Reviews

#WriterWednesday: 6 Books Every Writer Should Have On Their Bookshelf

Every writer knows that reading is essential to good writing. Here are six books that all writers should have on their bookshelves for reference. If you don’t have them all, get them today. 486 more words

Featured Writers

The Healing Power of Words

When I returned from war, my sleep was nonexistent. Each night, faces of the dead haunted my slumber, accompanied by grossly disfigured memories of war. Insomnia forced me to take drastic steps to induce sleep. 1,131 more words