First things, first, a very happy new year everyone! It's been a while, right? A long-due post, today I am writing on magical letters. No I am reeling under the effects of alcohol from the new year celebration. (Teetotaler here!) And I certainly did not consume any magic mushrooms. Promise. I am talking about letters … Continue reading Fixated on the prefixes.
6 tricks to combat writer’s block
Writer’s block. Every writer’s nightmare. Not just writer, but anybody who has to get a piece of writing done. Be it a report, a school essay, a college assignment or the appraisal documents to fill every quarter. We put writers on pedestals. But the truth is, they don’t get things right in one shot. The … Continue reading 6 tricks to combat writer’s block
Stop confounding me, you oxymorons!
Hey, wait! I am not calling you names. Why would I abuse the kind-hearted souls willing to glance at my blog? I am talking about oxymorons. You know, the figure of speech in which contradictory terms are fused? Do you act naturally to maintain deafening silence while someone tries to be seriously funny and fails? … Continue reading Stop confounding me, you oxymorons!
You might be using apostrophe the wrong way!
Apostrophes are the most misused of all punctuation marks. Okay, okay maybe exclamation marks and commas take the first and second positions. But wrong usage of apostrophe really gives me grief. I have this Facebook friend who writes amazingly good short stories in 100 words or less. He has incredible writing skills. Seriously. I was … Continue reading You might be using apostrophe the wrong way!
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3 phrases we have got wrong
Petrichor – a heavenly smell indeed!
5 common English words we get wrong
Everyday words that we use wrongly
7 Indianisms and how to avoid them
7 Common Indian English words/phrases
2 quick steps to write better
How to give your writing better flow
When to CC, when to BCC
CC is the short form of Carbon Copy. Yes, remember those blue/black papers over which people used to write to create instant duplicates? In email, you can send mails using CC too. It is just that the contacts mentioned in CC do not really have to take any action. They are in the loop because they … Continue reading When to CC, when to BCC