Here are the most-read posts from Q123, plus a bonus revisit!
I'm not saying we shouldn't care about grammar. I'm just saying we need to care differently about it. And when it does matter, we can be more efficient with corrections if we wait till the very end to correct it. Not only are many strict grammarians judge our transgressions harshly, but the implicit bias is so strong that it perpetuates discrimination and oppression.
Every writer, even those of us who do write for a living, can get better. It does take some effort, but it isn't that hard. Here are 12 questions to ask about your writing (or someone else's writing) to guide revision and produce results. The tip sheet is an amalgamation of writing strategies and the 6 Traits of Good Writing, created at the Northwest Writing Lab.
It’s hard to believe that I’ve been an agency owner for almost half my life. This 12 March marked three decades since the end of my time as an FTE for someone else. I admit at the time I thought I’d freelance for a while till I found my next gig. But I got and stayed busy enough that I figured I’d see how long I could go. Truthfully, I don’t know if I thought it’d be this long, but here we are. Read 30 lessons and takeaways from 30 years in the business.
The benefits of writing by hand accrue regardless of how pretty or even legible your writing is. Research shows that because it's slower than typing (for most of us, anyhow) it improves our cognitive processing, grounds us, channels our creativity and organizes our ideas