Posted in Link, Writing

28 Boring Words and What to Use Instead

I have a new infographic! 

Jack, from Custom Writing shared with me an infographic he made called 28 Boring Words and What to Use Instead.  It’s very much like a visual thesaurus!  It’s great to have a tool like that, for those times when you’re reaching for a better way to say something.

To see the infographic in its full size, be sure to click the link! 

Thanks!

28 Boring Words and What to Use Instead

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Posted in Re-Blog, Writing

StoryHack Action & Adventure, Issue 1 by Bryce Beattie — Kickstarter

About this projectFinally, a literary journal you don’t have to be ashamed to be caught reading! I don’t have a problem with stories that make you think. I like thinking. Here’s the problem: I also like to have fun. Sometimes I just wish I could pick up a magazine and have every story in it be exciting and enjoyable.StoryHack Action & Adventure is that fun literary journal you and I have been waiting for. This campaign is to help launch issue #1.

Posted in What I'm Reading

31 Jokes Every Grammar Nerd Can’t Help But Love

These are funny!  I was fond of #2.  Smile  Enjoy!

31 Jokes Every Grammar Nerd Can’t Help But Love

Posted in What I'm Reading

The Noble Art

 

Saccharine verbiage and repetitive abstraction do not a poem make.

The Noble Art Is Not So Noble | PJ Media

Yes, what a true line.  I confess, I am guilty.  Great article!

Posted in What I'm Reading, Writing

Experts Say

 

The convenience and ubiquity of texting should make it easier to compose a message that reads like an actual sentence rather than as a secret code, right? Not so fast. A recent study reveals that many people see proper grammar and punctuation in text messaging as classic jerk behavior.

Experts Say That Periods in Text Messages Come Across as ‘Standoffish,’ ‘Insincere’ | PJ Media

*blink*  What?  Jerk behavior?  For using proper grammar?! 

Oh that makes me very unhappy!  Grammar nerds don’t want to be perceived as being jerks at all!