Tag: Writing

Dove’s Literal Whitewashing

yellow soap and cleaning sponge Dove ad

In 2017, Dove ran an flash ad through Facebook that erupted in controversy The commercial was a short 3-second GIF of women pulling their shirt off to reveal another woman of a different race underneath. Weird, right? They…

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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

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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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Brief Autobiography: Writing (Part 3)

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By May of 2017, I became aware of an issue with my teaching certification. I was required to take an ESOL class online. I took the class back in January; it was apparently the wrong course number. I…

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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)

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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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Doodles Part 1: Mybera

childhood drawing of frog ninja

Today I am excited to unveil my long lost childhood doodles I drew from about ages 7-14! Part 1 of this series covers the tales from the mythical land of Mybera. First some introduction: The Importance of Childhood…

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Spelling Rules: Open + Closed Compound Words

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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

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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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