My father, a Londoner, had a golden rule – never pronounce an “H”. Yet he mispronounced many words. Letters are silent in words for a reason. Use them right Continue reading Do you Live in the Land of the Missing Letters?
What are the colours of life? Can we represent these in writing? Colour moves us as people, yet our writing is normally black on white. Is change needed? Continue reading “Its Orange Glow” – Colours of Life
How do you construct sentences? Sentence structure can aid understanding, but do they have to be limited in length? Important questions for discussion. Continue reading The Joy of Sentences – Construction
How can personification help the non fiction writer? It can be a great tactic to bring to life your work. Continue reading Personification: A Special Type of Metaphor
The power of the English language cannot be understated. Are Britain and the USA divided by a common language or is there today more that unites the world with this language than divides it? Continue reading Separated by a Common Language?
There are more than a million words in the English language – this is quite a toolbox for the writer to work with. How effecive are you at using new words? Continue reading A Million Words – What a Toolbox For the Writer!
Poetry has to be considered one of the highest forms of writing and the desire to improve is what has brought this post into existence. Continue reading I Wish to Write Better Poetry
We humans learnt to speak somewhere between 40,000 and 100,000 years ago and writing was developed soon after as a means to communicate between people. Continue reading Smoke Signals, Scribbles, Papyrus and Scrolls
Accests bring challenges whenever we communicate and the English language has developed so many accents on it’s global expansion. Continue reading Quirks of English and How the Words we use Matter so Much
It is true that a good writer will provide colour through the words, phrases and sentences they create, but could the use of colours to emphasize moods and to distinguish the dialogue when two characters are taking part in a long conversation. Monochrome … Continue reading Colourful Writing in more ways than One!
We all know that red squiggly line under the text we type means we got it wrong, but did we? There are so many considerations for the humble spell checker. Continue reading The Challenge of Spell Checkers