Grammar Bomb: Assure, Ensure, and Insure

I assure you, that if you ensure you do your research, you will find a way to insure your home. 

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Assure [THINK: affirm (A)]
Ensure [THINK: secure an outcome (E)]
Insure [THINK: car insurance (I)]

 

Assureconveying the action of putting someone’s mind at ease….

Ensure used to convey the action of securing or guaranteeing an outcome or development….

Insureto talk about providing or obtaining insurance….”

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

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The Silent Struggle of the Writer

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quotescover-JPG-9 Carlos Fuentes writing struggle silence

 

“Writing is a struggle against silence.”

— Carlos Fuentes

 

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Two Types of Writers

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quotescover-JPG-24 George R. R. Martin two type writers

 

“I think there are two types of writers, the architects and the gardeners.”

— George R. R. Martin

 

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WordHit: Exhilarate [verb]

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exhilarate [verb]: animated or elated

{Common misspelling: exhilerate}

 

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Make Your Paper Breathe

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quotescover-JPG-55 William Wordsworth fill your paper

 

“Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.”

— William Wordsworth

 

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Grammar Bomb: Piqued, Peaked, or Peeked

When you hike and reach the peak, take a peek over the cliff, and see if what you see has your interest piqued.

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Piqued [THINK: Quite excited (QU)]
Peaked [THINK: Reach the top (ea)]
Peeked [THINK: Peep (ee)]

 

“…The answer is piqued—and here’s why: Pique means “to excite (interest, curiosity, etc.)…

….A peak, on the other hand, is the pointed top of something, such as a mountain. When speaking figuratively, a peak is the highest or most important point or level….

Peek means “to look or glance quickly or furtively, especially through a small opening or from a concealed location”…”

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You Can Fix Anything Except…

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quotescover-JPG-53 Nora Roberts fix blank

 

“You can fix anything but a blank page.”

— Nora Roberts

 

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Faucet ON No Matter What

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quotescover-JPG-20 Louis L'Amour start writing

 

“Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on.”

— Louis L’Amour

 

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Stop Writer’s Block

2015.06.26 quotescover-JPG-77 STOP WRITERS BLOCK

StopProcrastinatingApp.com has an amazing article on how to STOP writer’s block. Here are a few of the tips from the list, but trust me, you want to read the full article:

  • Limit the time you write
    • Stop trying to write all in one sitting
  • Become a scribbler
    • Jot notes down anywhere and any time
  • Break the task down
    • Create a plan

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.

The secret of getting started

is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks

into small manageable tasks,

and then starting on the first one.”

— Mark Twain

 

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Writer Divide Thyselves

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quotescover-JPG-54 Unknown become divided

 

“When you become a writer your heart and mind become divided between your many selves.”

— Unknown

 

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