“Writing is hard, even for authors who do it all the time,” offers Roger Angell in his introduction to the everyday writer’s handbook, The Elements of Style.
Angell himself is no stranger to writing, having watched his stepfather, E.B
Have you ever looked at an event flyer and thought, “Cool artwork, but can you just tell me the date and time of the party, please?” Then you scour the graphic for a few extra seconds to find the information you need. That moment of frustration
The essayist George Packer recently outlined what he believes is one of the most pernicious “enemies of writing” today:
“My students have come of age during a decade when public discourse means taking a position and sticking with it.
First of all, allow me to say that I am not qualified to be giving my opinion on writing. I am not a “writer” by trade; but I am someone who often finds himself writing scripts because it’s a requirement of the job. This disclaimer isn’t a f
Catastrophes have a way of fast-forwarding history. After millions of women joined the labor force during World War II to help the United States reach staggering levels of industrial production, attitudes about women and work would never be the same
Unless you’re living under a rock or in a bomb shelter wrapped in bubble paper, you’ve likely had to endure not only the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, but also a litany of emails from every company you’ve ever Googled, liked, purchase
What’s the difference between a content marketer and content creator? Or a content strategist and a digital strategist? And where exactly does a copywriter fit in? With marketing jobs expected to increase by 8% in 2028, according to the Bureau of
This month marks the one-year anniversary of founding WriteVest. The genesis of the company stemmed from a need to separate my client-commissioned work from my creative and humor writing—and this "separation of church and state" is a common occurr
Little to somewhat known in the literary corner (though that fact is rapidly changing) is the crowdfunding platform, Patreon. Just as Shakespeare had Queen Elizabeth and Michelangelo had Medici, you too can have your own patrons who willingly s
Want to write smarter?
With the volume of resources out there for helping write and publish impactful content, it should almost be a crime to push out lackluster stories with poor grammar. In fact, my latest Google Search for “simple text