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Tools change, but one thing remains constant... When I started as a technical writer, I knew what I signed on for. When I started technical writing, I had no idea that’s what it was called. I was just creating guides to help a user play games. It was 1982 and I worked...
The flow state will help you get stuff done – in my case, defeat the blue screen of death with documentation!
Let's say it's 1000 B.C and you're looking to besiege a castle. We can all understand the tremendous human costs involved, assaulting the walls, building a trebuchet, not to mention the wasted food trying to distract the alligators while you’re crossing the moat! Not...
I will explain what an idiom is, a few examples of some particularly well-known ones in English, where the word “malaphor” comes from, and finally how to craft your own.
Try replacing “it’s” with “he’s” and train yourself to always say “it is” when you see “it’s”. For “its”, the possessive determiner, replace with a singular possessive noun like “Monster” to see if “its” work – for example, “the Monster’s somber end” also works as “its somber end”.
If you’re like me, your grammar school days are long behind you. I definitely remember filling out The Elements of Style Workbook (Strunk and White), but I don’t remember what I wrote. And much like any other adult who similarly disregarded the rules of grammar, I am...
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