Only amateurs say that they write for their own amusement. Writing is not an...– EDNA FERBER
THE '10 MISTAKES' LIST
Source: broca.org 1. REPEATS Just about every writer unconsciously leans on a “crutch” word. Hillary Clinton’s repeated word is “eager” (can you believe it? the committee that wrote “Living History” should be ashamed). Cosmopolitan magazine editor Kate White uses “quickly” over a dozen times in “A Body To Die For.” Jack...
The purpose of life is not to be happy, successful and have peace of mind; but...– William S. Cottringer, Ph.D.
Don’t overwrite. Avoid the redundant phrases, the distracting adjectives, the unnecessary adverbs. Beginners, especially, seem to think that writing fiction needs a special kind of flowery prose, completely unlike any sort of language one might encounter in day-to-day life. This is a misapprehension about how the effects of fiction are produced. - SARAH WATERS
Oreo Personality Test
Psychologists have discovered that the manner in which people eat Oreo cookies provides great insight into their personalities. Choose which method best describes your favorite method of eating Oreos: 1. The whole thing all at once. 2. One bite at a time 3. Slow and methodical nibbles examining the results of each bite afterwards. 4. In little feverous nibbles. 5. Dunked in some liquid...