How to Be a Better Writer: Water the Grass

How to Be a Better Writer: Water the Grass — Write Right“The grass is always greener where you water it.”

I don’t know the source for the above quote; I only know my accounting software sometimes shows the phrase while loading data. “The grass is always greener where you water it.” The phrase holds a two-fold application. First, it concerns the writing life. Second, it relates to the writer and his or her community.Continue Reading

Ten Things I’d Do if Locked in a Bookstore Overnight

Ten Things I’d Do if Locked in a Bookstore Overnight — Write Right

A few weeks ago, Barnes and Noble shared “16 Things We’d Do if Locked in a Bookstore Overnight.” I neglected to read the post for a singular reason: I wanted to think of what I’d do if locked in a bookstore overnight and didn’t want the author’s ideas to unduly influence my own. I won’t […]

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C is for Cynosure

C is for Cynosure — Write Right

“Cynosure” sounds like it could be the name of a dinosaur, but the word literally means “dog’s tail.” When capitalized, cynosure always refers to Ursa Minor, particularly the North Star set within the constellation. The word’s other uses relate to it being the northernmost star; a cynosure can direct or guide and, in some instances, […]

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