The Problem of Careful Usage

Usable Usage

“In careful usage”? Bah humbug!

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Writing Blogs You Love, Writing Books You Hate

Writing Tips

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

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Word Story: Fulsome

Word Stories

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

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Get Help With the Writing Process

Writing Tips

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

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The Plagiarism of “Secrets”

Writing Life

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

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Results Not Typical and Other Stories

Writing Tips

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

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Blessings and Well Wishes

Word Stories

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

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Word Story: Bludgeon

Word Stories

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

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Voice, Accountability, and a Quiz

Writing Tips

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

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