Mixing up words and meaning can make your writing look unprofessional. An astute reader will presume your work has not been properly proofread.
Biographer Colleen Ryan Clur tells Julia Maurus how she nursed herself through the process of writing about one of Australia’s most important nurses.
A competition judge once pulled me up on using the word ‘that’ (instead of ‘who’) when referring to a person. It was the last time I made that mistake!
The first of November marks the beginning of the alluring challenge that is National Novel Writing Month: to write a 50,000-word novel from scratch by the end of November.
Amy Vickers takes Julia Maurus through the journey that led her to write the United States’ water efficiency bible.
The English language provides several ways of expressing unreality or uncertainty. They are useful, elegant tools worth using in your writing.
Music is a beautiful way to pass the time. Carrying an instrument raises people’s curiosity; time and time again I have experienced the way that just the sight of the instrument case breaks down barriers between strangers.
The word ‘self’ in ‘yourself’, ‘himself’, ‘herself’, ‘itself’ is a reminder that these pronouns are meant to be used only when the action reflects onto the actor. I cannot contact ‘yourself’, but I can contact ‘you’.