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Happy National Punctuation Day 2014!

Happy National Punctuation Day 2014!

September 24 is National Punctuation Day, the special day of the year for people who can’t stand the improper use of punctuation marks. To put it more positively, it is the day when we celebrate the correct use of punctuation marks. This day was “invented” by Jeff Rubin back in 2004, and he “encourages appreciators of correct punctuation and spelling to send in pictures of errors spotted in everyday life.” With that in mind, here’s a photo which is perfect for this day. Source Don’t you just feel for the comma? He has to see a therapist for all the [Read more…]

Famous Books and Their Word Counts

book word count

Word count. That often dreaded, while at the same time appreciated, element of freelance writing. For some content writers or bloggers, hitting their word count is a pain. For others, making sure that they don’t go over the word count can be a chore (especially if their editor is strict about not going over that number). Still, for some, word count doesn’t really matter. To be honest, while I always take into consideration every client’s requirement for the number of words, I am not too bothered. I have that word count in mind as a general rule, but I just [Read more…]

Writing Tools of Famous Authors – Can You Relate?

writing tools

You’re a writer, and you probably have your arsenal of tools which you can’t live without. One thing is for sure: we all have our preferences when it comes to go-to writing tools. Our favorite authors are not exempt from this, and I found an infographic showcasing the writing tools of famous authors. It’s an interesting graphic simply because it shows just quirky writers can be and how it doesn’t matter how “weird” a habit may be. If you write well, who cares if you’ve got some habits that are not considered normal? The infographic features the following authors: George [Read more…]

The Distribution of English Letters in Words [Infographic]

distribution of english letters

This one’s for you word nerds. I ran across an infographic which shows the distribution of English letters in words, that is, how often the letters are used in the beginning, middle, and end of words. While that may be something we don’t “worry” about on a regular basis, when I saw the title, I did start thinking about it. As you can imagine, I spent quite a bit of time looking at each letter in the infographic and thinking words containing them. I think you might find yourself doing the same thing… You might be wondering how on earth [Read more…]

7 Writing Prompts to Get Your Creative Juices Flowing

writing prompts

Are you stuck on something today? Are you having trouble getting a paragraph/chapter just the way you want it to? Maybe you ought to take a break. Maybe you have to do or write something totally different from what you are supposed to be working on. Or maybe, you just want to write something totally new, something not related to work – even if you’re not stuck. Here are seven writing prompts that may get you out of your comfort zone, maybe give you a laugh, or maybe even take you to a state where you realize you are more [Read more…]

14 Writing Quotes That Will Light a Fire Under Your Butt

inspiring writing quotes

Or keep you going when you’re just about ready to throw in the towel. In other words, I’m sharing 14 inspiring writing quotes that ought to help you if you’re lacking in the inspiration department. If you’re looking for specific ideas for blog posts, take a look at my post last week: 5 Blog Post Topics When Your Inspiration Well Runs Dry. Image source So, hate them or not, quotes can help give you a boost, even though sometimes, it’s a temporary one. You know that we like sharing all sorts of quotes on Facebook and Twitter, so I thought [Read more…]

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