Author Archives: Erin Brenner

About Erin Brenner

With a BA and an MA in English, Erin has been an editing professional for 15 years, working on a variety of media, especially online. Her niche is business/marketing and online. In addition, she has experience teaching editing to non-editors and coaching writers. In 2008, Erin was bitten by the social media bug...hard. Follow her on Twitter, @ebrenner, and get a daily vocabulary word, a link to the article of the day, and much more. You can also find her on Facebook and LinkedIn.

The Problem of Careful Usage

“In careful usage”? Bah humbug! Continue reading

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Writing Blogs You Love, Writing Books You Hate

Nominate your favorite writing blog for an award, write a book you hate, and more advice for writers. Continue reading

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Word Story: Fulsome

Is fulsome praise good or bad? The story behind the word “fulsome.” Continue reading

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Get Help With the Writing Process

Getting your work written and into print can be a long, hard process. These articles can help you navigate the way. Continue reading

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The Plagiarism of “Secrets”

What’s the difference between borrowing and stealing? Between inspiration and theft? A look at “Assassin of Secrets.” Continue reading

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Results Not Typical and Other Stories

What makes a writer bent on traditional publishing become self-published? Continue reading

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Blessings and Well Wishes

Why do we say “God bless you” when someone sneezes? Continue reading

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Word Story: Bludgeon

Does a curmudgeon, in a dudgeon, would use a bludgeon to quell his anger? Continue reading

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Voice, Accountability, and a Quiz

Advice on developing your voice, holding yourself accountable, and more. Continue reading

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