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Change Your Verbs, Change Your Life

Patti Digh | Posted 03.05.2017 | Healthy Living
Patti Digh

When we change our verbs, we significantly change our lives. I've known this for a long time, and have written books about it, but it took a heart attack in late January for the changes to stick:

War, Words, Vocabulary & Media Ethics

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 07.24.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Ongoing wars require us to take a long, hard look at the language journalists use, to reassess the nouns, adjectives and verbs that are often misleadi...

The Secret to Writing a Best-selling Novel

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 03.23.2014 | Home
Mark Rubinstein

We know today, some popular writers employ a "formula" such as fast-pacing, short sentences and chapters, and simple language, hoping to achieve success. Would I, as a novelist, seriously consider changing the manner in which I write? The easy answer is: No.

Inspiring Passages For Writers

Constance Hale | Posted 01.30.2013 | Home
Constance Hale

Most of us learn pretty quickly (like, by age 2) that we need verbs to express our deepest desires. But my serious crush on verbs started when, as a writer, I tried to figure out not just what makes sentences tick, but what makes a readers sit up and pay attention to a passage