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5 Memos That Went Terribly Wrong

by • May 21, 2015
5 Memos that went terribly wrong

In the world of digital communications, pretty much everyone can relate to an email experience going terribly wrong at work. Ever hit “reply all” and sprayed a private message to a group of co-workers and lived to regret it? Writing internal business communications shouldn’t be fraught with… MORE →

What’s the Problem with Passive Voice?

by • May 13, 2015
How to ID passive voice with zombies tweet

If you’re a grammar nerd, chances are you have an opinion about the passive voice. Whether you think it’s acceptable or should be completely avoided, it’s important to understand what passive voice is and how it’s used. Passive voice occurs when the object of the action in… MORE →

7 Fundamental Rules of Poetry

by • May 06, 2015

Some people let poetry intimidate them because they get the idea that poetry is all about rhyming, iambic pentameter, and obscure language. While it is true that some of the most beautiful poems are also difficult to understand, poetry in general isn’t that tough. By following some… MORE →