Best writing advice of 2023

Best advice from Q3

Let's revisit the most-read posts from Q3. As ever, thanks for finding value in what we do. Writing improvement tip: deploy visual verbs "Verbs! Yeah. That's what's happening." Ok, if you're young, you probably have no idea what just happened. Whatever. This post,...
Outfoxing Mercury in retrograde

Outfoxing Mercury in retrograde

When Mercury's in retrograde, communication can go a little haywire. Even if you don't believe in it, a bunch of your clients and colleagues do, so lean in! In the early years of The Word Factory, we produced a monthly guest column for one of our clients that to run...
Writing tip: Emphasize verbs

Writing tip: Emphasize verbs

Verbs are where the action is. Verbs are also where you should put you attention if you want to improve your writing. Just like there are different types of details, there are different types of verbs. Let's take a look at three that influence writing quality and...