writing

Write About A Situation Objectively To Stop Overanalysing It 

Many of us have a bad habit of analysing a social situation to death. Maybe it’s a job interview question you bombed. Maybe you stuck your foot in your mouth with a friend. Whatever the scenario, writing about it can help you stop overthinking.


Give Memorable Toasts With The Perfect Balance Of Humour And Sincerity

Whether you’re wishing a newlywed couple many years of happiness, or giving a speech at a bar mitzvah, a toast gives you the chance to show how much you care. To give the best toast possible, you need to have the perfect balance of humour and sincerity.


What to Write About When You Journal

It’s a good idea to keep a daily journal, but the words flow better for some than others. If you’re not sure what to write about in your daily journal, use these tips as a starting point.


Editorial Adds New Text-Editing Features, New Automation

iOS: Editorial is one of our favourite text editors on iOS. Today it gets a slew of new improvements for editing, automating and writing.


Recalibrate Your Career Goals By Writing Your Own Biography

Biographies go deep into their subject’s lives so readers can examine and evaluate everything that went on. By writing your own biography, you can get a powerful glimpse at who you really are, how you might be perceived, and how you can be better.


Replace 'Very' With 'Damn' To Improve Your Writing

“Very” is one of those unnecessary words that can dull our writing. Take Mark Twain’s advice and if you get the urge to write “very”, substitute “damn” instead.


Dig Yourself Out Of Creative Ruts By Getting Nostalgic

Nostalgia can make you feel lost in the past, but it can also be a secret weapon for fuelling your creativity. If you feel like you’re stuck in a creative rut, a tour down memory lane might open your mind to new ideas.


Ring Me After You've Been Put Through The Wringer

It’s not pleasant to be put through the wringer, a common metaphor for a draining experience. It’s also not pleasant to see that spelled incorrectly as put through the ringer.


Flares Are Back In, So Wear Them With Flair

Fashion cycles dictate that flares are “in” again. We’re not sure how we feel about this. What we are sure of is that you shouldn’t confuse flares and flairs.


How Getting Computers To Mark NAPLAN Tests Could Go Wrong

Early May would be incomplete without some NAPLAN controversy. This year’s comes from the announcement last week that the national exam sat by students across the country in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 is to be marked by computers in 2017.