Absolute Adjectives: Are You Guilty of This Totally Unique Problem?

Something is either unique or it isn't. "Totally" is a waste of awning space. (Photo: Google Maps)
Something either is unique or it isn’t. “Totally” adds nothing. (Photo: Google Maps)

Writers, when you use an absolute adjective like always or never in a sentence, you’re making the claim that there are no exceptions.

Do you know what that means? It means that in a way, you’re challenging your audience to prove the statement to the contrary.

Whoa! Conflict as a result of one little adjective? Continue reading “Absolute Adjectives: Are You Guilty of This Totally Unique Problem?”

How to Become an Email Jedi Master

Become an email Jedi Master
Become an email Jedi Master
Learn how to write the perfect email, you will.

Just because you’re a writer doesn’t mean you are the Jedi Master of emails. You might be a lousy email writer as a result of being a writer, and that’s because eloquent prose is pretty much the email “dark side.”

There are exceptions, but for the most part, email messages are supposed to be concise.

It’s time to learn how to write the perfect email. Continue reading “How to Become an Email Jedi Master”

Juggling Act: When to Write, and When to Do Other Tasks

Learn how to juggle writing with other tasks. (Photo: Rafael Ben-Ari)
Learn how to juggle writing with other tasks. (Photo: Rafael Ben-Ari)

In our previous post, we pondered the question of whether finding the optimal time to write might make you a better writer.

Research suggests that syncing your body’s natural (circadian) rhythms to your tasks throughout the day can help you boost results. Continue reading “Juggling Act: When to Write, and When to Do Other Tasks”