Friday, July 18, 2008

New Series on Writing Well

I have decided to start posting a new blog series on writing well. In order to make this series as beneficial as possible, I'd like to know which topics you think would be helpful to you. I have already received suggestions including basic grammar and how to overcome writer's block. What other writing-related topics would interest you?

8 comments:

paul B said...

That's wicked cool 'cause lots a people don't no how to right good.

Conservativa said...

How about an article on how to use apostrohpe's? 'Cause a lot of folk's don't know how to us'e them.

Tim Wade said...

I would love to see something along the lines of ten things writers should never do and maybe ten things that good writers do well,followed perhaps by a brief blurb about why such things are important.

BTW - Thanks for the follow on Twitter. You seem to have a wealth of information. I look forward to learning from you.

Tim

Publius said...

How about common misspellings?

For instance, people use "your" in place of "you're" all the time and it drives me batty.

You might also inform everyone of the AP Styleguide, a book that comes out yearly with the Associated Press' requirements for grammar, style, etc. It is a wealth of info and helps quite a lot.

Skip said...

When to use a "-" or ":" for emphasis. Which is better - a couple of simple sentences or a long compound one...

Skip said...

Examples!

Write a snippet BADLY. Then write the preferred one.

Isophorone said...

Which is correct: Eight plus five IS twelve, or eight plus five ARE twelve?

Crystal Clear Conservative said...

I agree with Tim. I feel that it would be a great benefit to have the ten mistakes that writers make and how to avoid them. Another idea would be to discuss a basic overview of most common grammatical errors.

Thanks for providing these posts. I am always looking for ways to improve my writing.

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