200 Powerful Words to Use Instead of “Good”

Looking for another word for “good”? Check out this infographic with 200 better words for “good” to make your writing more impactful.

Source: 200 Powerful Words to Use Instead of “Good” [Infographic]

128 Words To Use Instead Of “Very”

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Source: 128 Words To Use Instead Of “Very” | Kobo Writing Life

Stephen Fry Kinetic Typography – Language

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The Most Common Grammar Gaffes (and How To Avoid Them)

Guy Kawasaki:

In 2011, the publisher of my book enchantment could not fill an order for 500 e-book copies. Because of this experience, I self-published my next book, What the Plus!, and learned first hand that self-publishing is a complex, confusing, and idiosyncratic process. An obvious sign of self-publishing is the presence of gaffes—unintentional mistakes that cause embarrassment—in a book. It’s easy for authors to make these mistakes because editing, particularly copy editing, is a different skill from writing. Whether you’re self-publishing a novel, writing a blog, or typing a term paper, here are the ten gaffes I’ve come across most often and how to avoid them.

Read The List At: The Most Common Grammar Gaffes Writers Make (and How To Avoid Them).

Writer Unboxed » Verbing the Nouns

We writers are concerned with our voice, as we should be. Our voice, the sum of our style, storytelling choices, character development, theme and perspective, is the thing that defines us as writers, makes us stand out in the crowded world of the written word. But I ask you: why shouldn’t your voice include, also, your creative approach to the language? That’s how the language grows, you know, and making that happen is as much your job as it is anyone’s.

Read more at Writer Unboxed » Verbing the Nouns.

Quick Grammar Tip: Comprise / Compose

There is no such phrase as “comprised of”! Never put of with comprise. Write that on your palm in ink, please.

“The whole comprises the parts; the whole is composed of the parts.”Or: The whole comprises the parts; the parts compose the whole.

Either of these is correct:The alphabet comprises twenty-six letters.The alphabet is composed of twenty-six letters.

A couple of tests to see if youve got the usage correct:~  comprises = is composed of~  you can substitute includes for comprises.

via Redlines and Deadlines: Wednesday Writing Tips: Comprise / Compose.

The singulars are plural, isnt they?

Some days it’s fun working with words.

via The singulars are plural, isnt they? – InterText.