Writing Help Top 10 – 2016

Friday, December 30th, 2016

During 2016 more than 2.5 unique visitors (i.e. different people) from over 220 countries visited my various writing help websites looking for information and templates to help them with writing projects of every type. As usual, my year-end post to The Write Place Blog lists for you the Top Ten most ...

Academic Writing Style – APA and MLA Set the Standards

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

It’s back to school time again, all across North America. In fact, where I live many of the younger kids are already back to school. Most universities and colleges will be back in action after the Labor Day weekend. As we all know, school (at any level) is a place where ...

Proper Preposition Phrases

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

On a daily basis, I see and/or hear improper preposition usage. In fact, it drives me crazy when I hear supposedly well educated people on national radio and TV misuse common prepositions in their reporting of the news and current events. Just to be clear as to what I’m talking about ...

Writing Help Top 10 – 2015

Wednesday, December 30th, 2015

During 2015 more than 2.5 million people from over 220 countries visited my various writing help websites looking for information and templates to help them with writing projects of every type. As usual, my year-end post to The Write Place Blog lists for you the Top Ten most popular writing help ...

Make Sure Your Words and Phrases Flow…

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

A common weakness I see almost everywhere in day-to-day writing is poor logical flow from one idea or point to the next. This usually takes the form of a bunch of seemingly unrelated phrases thrown together with little or no sense of sequence, continuity, logic, or relativity. Not only can ...

How To Overcome Writer’s Block

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

One of the most serious problems that many of us face on an almost daily basis is the problems that arise when faced with a blank page or screen. In fact, there’s nothing much worse in the office or school environment than having to deal with the dreaded “writer’s block” ...

Commonly Confused Words/Terms – No. 9

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

This is the 9th and final installment in my ongoing series of words and/or terms that are commonly confused in everyday writing and speaking. Some of these words/terms are used in informal speech as "colloquialisms" but should not be used in most types of formal writing. As I said, this is final ...

Irregular Plural Nouns

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

The plural form of many nouns in English is irregular. Although, the standard way to pluralize a word in English is to add an "s" at the end of the word, there are many exceptions. Many of these non-standard or irregular plurals are non-intuitive, and the only way to know ...

Two-Word Verbs (3) – The List Goes On…

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

I posted the first two parts of my two-word verb list in October 2012 (those starting with letters a to g); and in March 2013 (for the letters h to q). This final installment covers those two-word verbs that start with letters r to w. As I pointed out in ...

9 Ways To Improve Your Business Letters

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

I am regularly amazed at how often business people fail to follow basic guidelines when it comes to writing their business letters. If you want your business to thrive and succeed in the long-term it is critical that one of your primary business tools -- the business letter -- is ...