Let’s face it: The English language can drive anyone bonkers. Words that are spelled differently and mean completely different things … but are pronounced the same way (e.g., way and weigh, cereal and serial, bear and bare)? Check. Words that completely change meaning when you switch or add a single letter (e.g., proscribe and prescribe, […]
Lawyers tend to be bit, shall we say, wordy. It’s hard to say exactly why. Maybe it’s our dedication to legalese. Maybe it’s our love of flowery writing. Or maybe it’s just bad habits that are tough to break. But whatever the reason, you—and your writing—can be different! Today is the day to start trimming […]
Verbs are the key to powerful writing. They make your writing fresh, distinct, and impactful—but not if they’re festering within stuffy old nouns. Now is the time to set your verbs free!