Did your writing skip a grade?
Did your writing skip a grade?
Today we celebrate some of the most important people in our society—teachers! On National Teacher’s Day, it’s customary for younger students to bring their teachers...
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Looking to “Get Lucky” this Saint Patrick’s Day? These Idioms May Help
Looking to “Get Lucky” this Saint Patrick’s Day? These Idioms May Help
It’s Saint Patrick’s Day! Walk into any department or grocery store at this time of year, and you may find yourself surrounded by leprechaun hats,...
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You Better Watch Out: Christmas Carols Aren’t as Grammatically Correct as You Might Think
You Better Watch Out: Christmas Carols Aren’t as Grammatically Correct as You Might Think
To hear some people tell it, one of the great hallmarks of the holiday season is singing carols–think Jingle Bell Rock, Silent Night, and Rudolph...
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The Great Indentation Debate
The Great Indentation Debate
Writers have a lot on their plates. They have to fend off writer’s block, perform meticulous research, and ensure the content they produce captivates their...
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7 Words/Phrases That Don’t Mean What You Think They Mean
7 Words/Phrases That Don’t Mean What You Think They Mean
Read a piece of literature from a couple hundred years ago — or even just a few decades ago — and you might feel like...
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5 Word-Related Car Games for Your Next Road Trip
5 Word-Related Car Games for Your Next Road Trip
Stiff legs. Sore behind. “Are we there yet, Mom?” It doesn’t matter whether you’re going to Aspen, New Orleans, or Disney World. Long car rides...
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5 Ways to Write Concisely
5 Ways to Write Concisely
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....
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Need a Pick-Me-Up? 5 Best Short Stories of All Time
Need a Pick-Me-Up? 5 Best Short Stories of All Time
Short stories often go underappreciated, but they represent an art form few authors truly master. For readers, the short story is the perfect literary snack,...
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7 Fundamental Rules of Poetry
7 Fundamental Rules of Poetry
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...
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The 5 Most Famous Limericks and Their Histories
The 5 Most Famous Limericks and Their Histories
Edward Lear’s first influential limerick collection, A Book of Nonsense, hit bookstore shelves nearly 200 years ago. Lear didn’t invent the limerick, however; the snappy five-line...
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