My favorite rule of grammar to break is starting sentences with “and.” I also like fragments. Knowing which rules to break is an important part of finding your writing style.
Friday tip: Be economical with your words. One word will do for two.
Reading makes you happier. “A book may be a stimulant or a sedative or an irritant or a soporific. The point is that it must do something to you, and you ought to know what it is. A book may be of the nature of a soothing syrup or it may be of the nature of a mustard plaster.” The Atlantic Monthly, “A Literary Clinic,” 1916
See, reading can cure anything! Really!
So pleased that client Whispirit‘s new website is live! Loved writing about the alpacas, the felting process, the designs and the people. Did I mention alpacas?
Friday tip: Use active verbs and constructions. Active constructions have more life and immediacy, and are often shorter. Passive constructions often (but not always) rely on the verb to be, or a helping verb like to have.
Weasel words. Cut it out already! Try these 5 ways to write concisely.
Thank you so very much! I learned so much from you and am beyond appreciative! So much so, I implemented your advice on verbiage on my first phone call out today and GOT THE BUSINESS!!! I had some sort of weird block and you gave me a much needed kick in the pants on my verbiage and it’s already paying off! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!
Rachel O’Donoghue, Global Accounts, HelmsBriscoe