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10 Funny Ad Fails

Ban Against Bikes

Defining Good Ads Since I’ve been writing about ads recently, I figured I’d take the time to write a lighthearted post. Sometimes ads are bad because they offend people and cause drama. Others have mistakes that make us…

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Using Color Connotations in Writing

blob of many color connotation

One of my earliest post on this blog was about how to effectively use connotation in writing. I am happy my readers still find it useful. However, I only touched on part of the concept. Anything can have…

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Drafting Short Stories Using RPG Sheets

D20 dice in random plot stories

Some days amazing shower thoughts bounce around your head and you spit out brilliance. Hot water does that for me. Maybe for you it works better with cold water, metal music, or even deviled eggs. Find your mojo….

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Cutting Out Filler Words in Writing

sausage filler

What are Filler Words? You always want to communicate ideas in the simplest way possible by avoiding unnecessary words and phrases. Texts that can be simplified or eliminated are called “filler words”. Filler words are used in speech…

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Know Your Homophones: Spelling Counts

mircophone boy homophones

You might remember your elementary teachers assigning endless homonym and homophone worksheets every year. But that was a long time ago. If you need a fresh reminder, I am here to explain the difference between some of these…

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5 Easy Steps to Plan Your Writing (#Pizza)

blog title image on writing planning with pizza

Do you have a lot of awesome ideas in your head but don’t know how to put them into words exactly? Everyone gets “writer’s block’’ from time to time. Today we’re going to look at how to research…

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Spelling Rules: Open + Closed Compound Words

alphabet crackers spelling

Variant Spellings of Compound Words Okay, so you usually you can know the spelling of a word by sounding it out, or just Googling how you think it’s spelled (then Google’s like “Yo you actually mean this word.”)…

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Effectively Using Connotation in Writing

boy with glasses reading book

This post will explain how and when to use connotation to best connect with the audience and drive your message in any form of writing. Understanding the right word to use is critical to communicating effectively in any…

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How to Avoid Passive Voice Sentences

Passive girl hiding behind fern

Struggling to fix passive voice sentences? This post will explain everything you need to know about passive and active voice and how to easily switch between them! If you found it useful by the end, go ahead and…

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