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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


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

The Active Voice of Lee Kuan Yew

SO much was said and written about Lee Kuan Yew following his passing on March 23. For the entire week of national mourning, the media was a deluge of all things Lee Kuan Yew—eulogies and tributes, his words and wisdom, remembrances that had a way of breaking down into choking grief. 631 more words

The Straits Times

Lose the Adjectives

THERE are hardly any writing tips I can remember from my school days, except the vaguely useful one pertaining to grammar (“Watch your grammar!”) and the other one that urged you to “describe more.” 458 more words

Writing Wisdom