writing

Improve A Boring Online Bio With Image-Rich Words

Whether it’s on your blog or on your social media profile, the “about me” section can change how others perceive you. One way to make your bio more interesting: use “sticky” words that appeal to the senses.


Four Basic Writing Principles You Can Use In Everyday Life

Writing starts way before you put letters to a page. It involves processes like critical thinking, communication and creativity. Even if writing feels like pulling teeth, you can apply the principles of writing to many facets of your day-to-day life. Here’s how.


ProWritingAid Checks For Clarity, Repeated Words And Cliched Phrases

Editing your own work can be difficult. If you don’t give yourself enough time between writing and revising, everything might sound good. ProWritingAid is a webapp that edits your work for writing style and gives you immediate feedback.


In Australia, It's Safest To Spell 'Yoghurt' With An 'H'

One of the most crucial factors with yoghurt is consistency — you want it to be rich and creamy. Unfortunately, consistency is not a hallmark of the English language, which is why there’s a lot of confusion over whether yoghurt or yogurt is the accepted spelling.


Get More Out Of Evernote For iOS With Drafts And This Guide

Evernote is not exactly the most minimal, easy-to-use app on iOS. That said, you can use another app called Drafts to do a lot more with Evernote. Evernote Essentials author Brett Kelley shows off a bunch of tricks for integrating the two apps together for a better experience.


Your Colleagues Are Not Your 'Work Colleagues'

Knowing what a word means is critical to using it correctly. If you use the expression “work colleagues”, what you’re really saying is that that you don’t know what “colleagues” means.


Silicon And Silicone Are Not The Same Thing

Silicon is element number 14 in the periodic table, and an essential component in the processors that power our computers and phones and lives. Silicone is the stuff which is used in breast implants and earbuds. The two words aren’t interchangeable.


FORCEdraft Doesn't Let You Quit Writing Until You Hit Your Goal

Windows: We’ve all done it: in the middle of writing you get a notification that looks a lot more interesting, then another and another. Suddenly, you’re distracted and procrastinating. FORCEdraft is a writing tool that stays open and blocks everything else on your computer until you hit the writing goal you set in the beginning.


Why Do Words End In -Able Or -Ible?

I saw the sign pictured above over the Christmas break (hi Yarragon!), and realised something: I didn’t know if there was any underlying principle to when a word is spelled with -able or -ible on the end. It was time to find out.


TypWrittr Is A Simple, Distraction-Free Writing Webapp

Web: Whether you’re starting the next great novel or you just have your own thoughts you’d like to get down without being distracted, typWrittr is a simple, easy-to-use webapp that gives you space to write, an attractive background, and just enough options to help you get going without getting distracted by buttons, tools and other sites.