Word Puzzle

Stumped me. What do these words have in common other than double letters (my answer)? Banana Dresser Grammar Potato Revive Uneven Assess To see the answer, click and drag your mouse over the below to read the invisible ink. In all of the words listed, if you take the first letter, place it at the … Read more

How To Add Colour To A Grey Day

I’ve seen Joanna Young’s writing over time, but it wasn’t until Poewar’s March Madness that I became a regular at her Confident Writing blog. Since then, she has inspired me to think deeper about describing things and ideas. Her powerful writing shows how we can have so many answers to one question. How To Add … Read more

Write Funny: 3 Timeless Rules of Comedy That Every Writer Should Learn

Our guest blogger is Jamie Grove of How Not to Write. However, he means the opposite… he knows how to write and does it well as you can tell from this entry. Thank you, Jamie. We’ve known each other a short time, but it feels longer as he’s easy to talk to and get to … Read more

10 Overused Game Journalism Cliches

When I first started doing casual game reviews, praising or picking apart a game came easy. Now, when writing game reviews, I feel like I’ve said it all before. The top 10 game journalism cliches (article no longer available) captures the challenges game reviewers face. Here is the list along with my comments. 1. Top … Read more

Writing Tip: Ducking 'Is' and 'There'

In reading articles and books — over time, I’ve learned to try to avoid beginning a sentence with “There” and using “is” or “are.” Doing this enriches your writing and encourages you to find more interesting verbs. Write and Drop or Substitute When I catch myself writing, “There are…” or “There is…” I complete the … Read more

175+ Data Visualization and Infographics Examples and Resources

Since taking a class that discussed Edward Tufte‘s work, I’ve been fascinated by turning information into visual data. His site contains many examples that you could easily spend hours on the site. I have. Plus, I spent several days browsing sites with articles, resources, and examples of infovis (information visualization) in action. It’s not just … Read more

Writing Tip: Be Conversational

When you read a book or article, do you “hear yourself” reading the words in your head or move your lips without making a sound (sub-vocalizating)? Doing this helps you have conversations while you write — without making a sound. I don’t know if it’s because I’m deaf or not, but I’ve always “heard” people’s … Read more