There’s nothing more embarrassing then when your skirt is rucked up at the back and your panties are showing or your fly is undone – but nobody has the heart to tell you.
It’s the same with this collection of 33 grammar whoopsies. They are embarrassing. And making these mistakes will make you look dumb.
Print out these 33 grammar gaffes so that you learn to avoid them.
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What are you working on right now?
Please share YOUR writing with us here at WTD.
So what are you writing?
A novel? A blog post? Your best article ever? A poem? A film script?
Maybe you’ve just finished something you’re really proud of?
Or you just can’t tell whether it should get a Pulitzer or be thrown into the trash?
Here’s your chance to share and discuss with each other what you’re writing about.
Have you ever noticed how often you use the word ‘very’?
We tend to use it to make a point or express a superlative. However, we often end up with a lame sentence because the word ‘very’ has lost all power through overuse.
Check out the fantastic infographic below that offers 128 words you can use instead of ‘very’.
This list of words will make your writing sparkle!
What did you learn from the infographic?
All writers have this vague hope that the elves will come in the night and finish any stories. ~Neil Gaiman
Scary, isn’t it?
Behind which all your great words are waiting. Waiting to be released, to fly away, to change the world.
Scary because that wall appeared from nowhere.
One minute you were on such a flow. Ideas flew out of your head faster than your fingers could turn them into words.
Hemingway’s famous advice was to “write drunk, edit sober”.
Although there is a lot of debate as to whether Hemingway actually said this, it does raise an interesting question: does alcohol help with the writing process?
It is no secret that some of the greatest authors were heavy drinkers, including David Foster Wallace, Edgar Allan Poe, Truman Capote, and of course Ernest Hemingway.
Hemingway enjoyed a cocktail or two so often that another writer,
Writing a book isn’t easy.
It takes weeks, probably months, of consistent work.
It will challenge you.
Yet … a book can change everything.
Perhaps your book will add an extra income stream to your freelancing business, bringing in royalties so that you’re no longer purely tied to by-the-hour work.
Perhaps your book will be an important signifier of your expertise in your field, impressing current clients …
Congratulations, you just might be a writer.
From a spectator’s point of view, writing seems easy. All you have to do is sit down and let the words flow out of your minds and onto the page.
The reality is rather different, and you are certainly familiar with what we are talking about.
Staring at a blank page for hours,
Finding the ideal working habits that will allow me to write as consistently as possible is always something I’m exploring as a writer.
As I’ve said before, I try to make it a habit to write first thing in the morning. It helps me to focus and ensure that I’m getting my writing done.
I love reading about my favorite writers and what writing habits led to their success.
Does your writing never feel quite good enough?
You are not alone.
All writers feel like that at times.
And there is a simple reason why.
Hidden within us is the writer we are born to become. And this inner writer urges us to improve our craft.
That’s a good thing.
But the process starts unraveling when the gremlins of fear, doubt and shame start to bombard us with negative messages:
“You haven’t got what it takes!”
Sometimes I get stuck.
I stare at the blank page and the blank page stares back at me.
Know what I mean?
To find out how successful writers like Leo Babauta, Nina Amir, and Barrie Davenport unblock their creativity and become insanely productive, read on.
I’m delighted to welcome Leo Babauta back to WritetoDone! As you know, he is the original creator of this blog.
How to Boost Your Creativity Like Leo Babauta of ZenHabits.net
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