A “bludgeon” is defined as “a heavy, short club that is thicker at one end or is weighted at one end.” It’s a good alternative for “club.”
Articles Tagged writing style
Does Spelling Still Matter?
R u srs? Of course spelling still counts! The key is in its application. Why spelling matters and the value of good writing.
Your Style Sheet: What It Is and Why You Need One
Your editor sent you back your edited manuscript and it looks great. But what’s this other file they sent? Meet your style sheet.
Writing Hot Buttons: The Serial Comma
The serial comma may go by many names, but those who are familiar with it have only one opinion about it.
Too bad we don’t all have the same opinion.
Inspire Your Writing with These Books
What gaps do you have in your writing skills? What do you want to learn to do or learn to do better? These books can help.
In Defense of Jargon
Jargon is often criticized as meaningless and opaque. That’s blaming the tool instead of the user.
In Order to Trim the Deadwood
“In order to” is a phrase copyeditors love to delete. But should we?