6 Word Mistakes You Could be Forgiven for Making

The recent Write Club Meetup on strange words – and a few recent embarrassing goof-ups – got me thinking about how often we get some basic things wrong in English usage. Some of the examples below will show that writers are not immune to these pitfalls at all. If anything, we’re falling into them more […]

4 Mistakes Beginning Writers Make while Writing Dialogue

Writing dialogue ought to be easy. We spend most of our waking lives speaking – either to ourselves or with others. (What? Is it just me who speaks to himself?) And yet when it comes to writing fiction, dialogue is the one thing over which beginning writers trip the most. In fact, an editor friend […]