5 Ways to Write Concisely

by • May 27, 2015
always cut it out

Nobody writes a perfect first draft. Whether you love the red pen or hate it with a passion, your first draft will require some polishing. The trick is to write prose that’s brilliant yet brief, colorful yet concise. Here are five tips for writing concisely. Cut Weasel… MORE →

6 Words that Super-Spellers Love

by • May 26, 2015
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There aren’t many things more delightful to word nerds than the effervescence of a fun word rolling off the tongue. Furthermore, word lovers often have a few favorite words that are particularly affecting. For this year’s spelling bee, Scripps asked all those spelling geniuses which words they… MORE →

Colons: Here’s What You Need to Know

by • May 22, 2015
using colons in your writing

Colons highlight the information that comes after them. In many cases, you can quickly bypass the information that comes before a colon and simply focus on what’s written after it. For example: I have one thing to say: I love you. Colons can also be used to… MORE →