Writing Is Easy…

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quotescover-JPG-86 Mark Twain writing is easy

 

“Writing is easy. All you have to do is cross out the wrong words.”

— Mark Twain

 

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WordHit: Judgment [noun]

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judgment [noun]: an opinion or conclusion

{Common misspelling: judgement}

 

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Read Written or Write to Read

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quotescover-JPG-9 Benjamin Disraeli read and write

 

“When I want to read a novel, I write one.”

— Benjamin Disraeli

 

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Grammar Bomb: Homograph, Homonym, VS Homophone

Have you read a good book that was a good read—or opened a grate with a great tool?

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Homographs [THINK: Graph—Looks alike]
Homophones [THINK: Phone—Sounds alike]
Homonyms [THINK: both graph & phone]

 

HOMONYMS

Both homographs and homophones

Homonyms are words spelled or pronounced alike but different in meaning….”

HOMOGRAPHS

Read, read | stalk, stalk | page, page

Homographs are words that are spelled alike, but have different meanings and sometimes different pronunciations….”

HOMOPHONES

Grate, great | weight, wait | gilt, guilt

Homophones are words that are pronounced the same but are different in spelling and meaning….”

[read more about it on blog.dictionary.com]

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Look Up for Success

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quotescover-JPG-68 Oscar Wilde looking at stars

 

“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”

— Oscar Wilde

 

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Reflection in a Book

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quotescover-JPG-71 J.K. Rowling books mirrors

 

“Books are like mirrors: if a fool looks in, you cannot expect a genius to look out.”

—J.K. Rowling

 

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Take Your Pen—Make Anything

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quotescover-JPG-69 C.S. Lewis make anything

 

“You can make anything by writing.”

— C.S. Lewis

 

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WordHit: Independent [adjective]

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independent [adjective]: free from outside control

{Common misspelling: independant}

 

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End Fear’s Root

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quotescover-JPG-45 Stephen King fear at root bad writing

 

“I’m convinced that fear is at the root of most bad writing.”

— Stephen King

 

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Grammar Bomb: Torturous VS Tortuous

The English language is full of tortuous twists that can be torturous pain on the strongest mind.

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Tortuous [THINK: circuitous (uous)]
Torturous [THINK: torture]

 

“…tortuous, defined as “full of twists, turns, or bends.”…can also mean “not direct or straightforward, as in procedure or speech,” or “deceitfully indirect or morally crooked.”…

torturous, which means “pertaining to, involving, or causing torture or suffering.””

[read more about it on blog.dictionary.com]

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