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Substitute ‘damn' every time you're inclined to write ‘very;' your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be. ~Mark Twain 'Very' is the most useless word in the English...
Adjectives -- descriptive words that modify nouns -- often come under fire for their cluttering quality, but often it's quality, not quantity, that is the issue. Plenty of tired adjectives are available to spoil a good sentence, but when you find jus...
Acquiesce Submit or comply silently or without protest. Ailurophile A cat-lover. Ameliorate To make or become better, more bearable, or more
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Sometimes it's hard to explain exactly how you feel. This handy vocabulary wheel helps you narrow down exactly what word best expresses your current emotional state.
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Entirely eloquent, and yet utterly ineffable.
Amazing — incredible, unbelievable, improbable, fabulous, wonderful, fantastic, astonishing, astounding, extraordinary Anger — enrage, infuriate, arouse, nettle, exasperate, inflame, madden Angry —...
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One of the many fascinating features of our language is how often words with pleasant associations are also quite pleasing on the tongue and even to the eye, and how many words, by contrast, acoustically and visually corroborate their disagreeable na...
The meaning and history of first names.
Ingrid Sundberg, a writer and children's book illustrator, created a very useful infographic chart for anyone struggling with color names. The writer says that she loves to collect words that can help give her stories variety and depth.
Preguntando a varios escritores he recopilado algunos de sus consejos para escribir. Trucos que ningún maestro te cuenta y que te serán de gran ayuda.
Paul V. Hartman (The Capitalized syllable gets the emphasis) A alacrity a-LACK-ra-tee cheerful willingness and promptness anathema a-NATH-a-ma a thing or person cursed, banned...
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Translate emotions into written body language We are always told to use body language in our writing. Sometimes, it's easier said than written. I decided to create these cheat sheets to help you...
one word. so little time.
This sentence has five words. Here are five more words. Five-word sentences are fine. But several together become monotonous. Listen to what is happening. The writing is getting boring. The sound of it drones. It's like a stuck record. The ear demand...
All the words for all the feels. From the Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows.
Always opt for simple language over the complex—unless you're dealing with one of these arcane words. Think you could work one into your copy?
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A list of some of the most common grammatical errors that routinely make it into print.
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#1: You admire a character for trying more than for their successes.