“First rule: Do not use semicolons. All they do is show you’ve been to college.” Despite his semicolon antipathy, Kurt Vonnegut never fails to make me think, laugh — and write.
Here are three tips you can apply to improve your prose right now.
Margaret Atwood’s words will silence your inner critic and inspire you to write.
Members of the Daily Post crew share some of their favorite editing tips (multi-colored pens: recommended).
We’re often told our writing should “show, not tell” — but how do we actually do that? Follow these four guidelines to bring your descriptions to life.
We make split-second decisions about whether to read a post or click away. Make sure your opening lines get right to the nitty-gritty.
Thinking of paid and unpaid opportunities beyond your blog? Here are highlights from a Q&A with four freelance writers on WordPress.com.
Planning your content first can help you choose the right theme.
The next editions of Blogging and Writing 101 kick off on Monday, September 15! Have you registered yet?
Want to be a better editor? Here are more phrases to excise from your writing.
Today’s recommendation: a collection of true short stories compiled by one of my favorite writers, Paul Auster, for NPR’s National Story Project.
Wise words from Andrew Sullivan on the rewards and challenges of blogging.