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10 Verbs that are contronyms

by • March 27, 2014
contronym, verb, writing, grammar, Grammarly

Have you ever encountered a word and thought that it meant the opposite of what you remembered? If so, you may have come across a contronym. A contronym, often referred to as a Janus word or autoantonym, is a word that evokes contradictory or reverse meanings depending… MORE →

Writing in the Voice of Me

by • March 25, 2014
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Guest post from Tilia Klebenov Jacobs  “My book is about, um, me.  Is that okay?” This is the question I get most often when I teach novel-writing classes.  And I say go for it, because every novelist is a memoirist and every memoirist is a novelist.  Even the… MORE →

Typos: Should You Forgive or Forget?

by • March 19, 2014
typos, spelling, keyboard, letter, misspelling

Typos – we all hate them – but are some typos more unforgivable than others? That depends largely on what you are writing and for what audience. Below are several typo scenarios ranging from green light (no problem, speed on ahead) to yellow (caution) to red light… MORE →