Advice on writing from a 'real writer'

I know that some of you are serious about writing and have begun working on long writing projects of your own. If you are interested in ‘being a writer’, you will benefit from this post by Marjorie Liu:

Her ‘About’ page on her blog provides this short profile:

I was born [...]

Daily Writing Tips

I have added a new link to the list under “Resources”, at the bottom of the right-hand sidebar. The Daily Writing Tips blog provides a nice service: if you subscribe by email or RSS you receive an interesting little writing tip plus a vocabulary word every day. Most of them are quite good, and [...]

Writing tips: Don't choose to lose!

If you still think that English spelling makes sense, consider loose, lose, choose, and chose.

Loose means ‘not tight’. It looks like moose, and sounds like it, so perhaps this will help you remember:

The moose is loose!!

Lose looks like it should rhyme with hose and close, but it doesn’t. Instead it rhymes [...]

Writing Tips: Exit / Excite, and Quite / Quiet

Exit / Excite

An exit is a way out. It can also be a verb meaning to leave or go out: “Everyone should exit the building immediately”.

However, if you are really happy and enthusiastic about something, you are not “exited”—there is no such word. Instead you are excited. Perhaps this will help you [...]

‘Names & Faces’ Now Online!

Have a look at our Names & Faces project, where we introduce members of the SSIS support staff to the school community.

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