Monthly Archives: July 2010

Free Your Writing From Buzzwords

The biggest problem with buzzwords is they are so popular they lose meaning…if they ever had any. Check out these alternatives. Continue reading

Posted in Writing Tips | Tagged , | 6 Comments

Vocab Builder: A Way With Words

One of my favorite podcasts is “A Way With Words.” Here are a few words I’ve picked up recently from it. Continue reading

Posted in Vocab Builder | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

Oxford Dictionaries Online, Part 2: Over the Pay Wall

This week, we jump the ODO pay wall to see what’s on the other side. Is it worth the money? Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, Online Resources | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Vocab Builder: Chocolate!

This week’s words relate to one of my favorite obsessions. Be warned: reading this post may make you hungry. Continue reading

Posted in Vocab Builder | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Oxford Dictionaries Online, Part 1: Free for You and Me

Oxford Dictionaries Online offers word lovers a lot to love…for free! Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, Online Resources | Tagged , , | 4 Comments

Vocab Builder: Coffee!

Coffee is an obsession for many people. But there’s more to it than just ground beans and paper filters. This week’s Vocab Builder gives you a look inside the secret world of coffee. Continue reading

Posted in Vocab Builder | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Four Tips for Social Media Writing

You want to spread your message through the social media world. But you’re a writer, shouldn’t you sound like one? Four tips for walking that line. Continue reading

Posted in Writing Tips | Tagged , , , | 12 Comments

Patriotic Terms Contest Winner

Find out which document this week’s Vocab Builder came from — and who won the contest. Continue reading

Posted in Vocab Builder | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Weekly Vocab Builder: Patriotic Terms

Liberty, despotism, and dissolution are a few of this week’s terms. Tell me which famous document they are from, and I’ll send you a display copy of it! Continue reading

Posted in Vocab Builder | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Grammar Bite: Snuggling Up to Only

As in real estate, the most important thing with only is “location, location, location.” Find out where to put this delightful little word. Continue reading

Posted in Grammar Bites | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment