writing

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.


Gist Is Not Spelled With A J, Folks

The gist is simple: gist is spelled with a G, not a J. It’s one of a handful of English words which begin with a soft G sound and are spelled that way. Gin, anyone?


Why We Spell 'Focusing' And 'Focused' With Just One S

Focusing and focused are words that cause frequent spelling confusion. Do they have one S or two? And why?


Choose The Right Topic If You Want To Make Money From Your Blog

It really is possible to make a decent living or at least generate side income by blogging — but you have to have a strategy. Problogger points out three key factors that influence how successful, revenue-wise, your blog might be.


Shorten Breakfast To Brekkie For Maximum Accuracy

When breakfast sounds too informal, we’re happy to shorten it to brekkie. But what’s the correct way to spell that?


How To Write With Substance And Improve Your Communication

Nothing drags down writing more than spreading good ideas over too many words. Making keystrokes matter has only grown in importance as communication and the text that powers it become increasingly inseparable.


Google Handwriting Input Writes Text In Android The Old-Fashioned Way

Android: Ever since personal computers became a thing, handwriting has become less and less common. However, if you’re still in love with the good, old-fashioned writing method, Google’s new handwriting keyboard allows you to write words to input them as text.