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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

Writing with Style in English

Tiny Books (200 pages max)

  1. William Strunk Jr. & E. B. White ‘The Elements of Style’, 1959 recommended by Mohammad S. Al-Zein: “the book should be read at least once every year.”

Colons: The Classy Dash

As IPAM passes the halfway mark, I bring you colons with this next post. And no, it’s not the kind you can find nestled around your small intestine. 504 more words


Cleanup on Page 4: How to Mop-up That Sloppy Manuscript

So you’ve completed the first draft of your novel. Congratulations! Time to submit it for publication, right? Errr, wrong! If your manuscript is anything like mine, it’s a sloppy mess riddled with plot holes, inconsistent characters, and grammatical errors. 311 more words


Warning! Grammar Police Checkpoint Ahead!

We’re ready to examine Rule #2 of The 7 Reasonable Rules of Writing: Good grammar. Notice that I said good. You’ll recall that the… 747 more words

Business Writing Tips

Today’s business world is almost entirely information-driven. Whether you run a small business or occupy a massive multinational corporation, chances are that the bulk of your job consists of communication, most often in writing. 721 more words

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