If Patrick Henry had said, “I’d give anything for liberty, even my life,” we wouldn’t be quoting him today.Instead, he...
Updated: April 16, 2014, - 10:27 AM
Why do some writers become wordy when they refer to time? Are they trying to make themselves sound more important?...
Updated: March 23, 2014, - 02:00 PM
Let’s talk about schemes. Not schemes of the nefarious sort, but schemes of word order.There are various types, including schemes...
Updated: March 09, 2014, - 02:00 PM
The verb is the engine that drives the sentence.In “The tracks made a line in the snow,” the engine lacks...
Updated: February 23, 2014, - 02:00 PM
Beginnings and endings count more than middles.Consider this sentence: “I have never felt more frustrated.” The intensity of that statement...
Updated: February 09, 2014, - 02:00 PM
Normally I don’t leave snowy Minnesota in the heart of Nordic ski racing season, but this year I made an...
Updated: January 26, 2014, - 02:00 PM
What is your definition of a good manager?When I ask participants in my writing seminars that question, I often hear...
Updated: January 12, 2014, - 02:00 PM
There’s a lot of stress going around these days. Plenty to be unhappy about.Just take a look at your inbox,...
Updated: December 29, 2013, - 02:00 PM
The last time I gave a presentation, we had so much fun discussing the active voice that no one wanted...
Updated: December 15, 2013, - 02:00 PM