A Literary Magazine for Authors and Writers
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There’s nothing like sitting down in your favorite armchair with a handwritten letter from a friend or loved one. I found a box of letters in the attic of an old …
3 Things to Consider about Your Book’s Cover Is your book cover attracting buyers? The content may be great but if the cover is bad, the chances of your book being …
What TV and the Movies Get WrongView All
Like its police counterpart, medical procedurals have a long history in television. ER (Premiere September 1994) Author Michael Crichton, author of 18 novels, (thirteen were made into films), wrote a …
Reading Suggestions for 2018
Words That Will Ruin Your Sentence
Actually . . . crutch words slip into sentences in order to give the speaker more time to think or to emphasize a statement. Over time, they become unconscious verbal tics. Most often, crutch words do not add meaning to a statement.
Laugh of the Day
Most Misused Words
Sometimes, words become misconstrued and thus misused over time. What’s the enormity of the problem? Well, maybe, it’s not a problem, but simply an opportunity to refine our lexicon?
However, enormity isn’t the right word to describe this situation. Like all the words on today’s list, enormity’s primary definition isn’t what you think. Enormity has come to mean “hugeness” or “immensity,” like enormousness, but it actually means “atrociousness.” The enormity of a person’s act is the heinousness, not the scale, of the action.