Writer Pro(writer.pro)

almost 10 years ago from Chris Frees, Designer at Ambidextrous

  • Elliott PayneElliott Payne, almost 10 years ago (edited almost 10 years ago )

    I'm trying to write more, and the more I learn about what goes in to good writing, the more I appreciate what iA is doing.

    For instance:

    "The adverb is not your friend.

    Adverbs … are words that modify verbs, adjectives, or other adverbs. They’re the ones that usually end in -ly. Adverbs, like the passive voice, seem to have been created with the timid writer in mind. … With adverbs, the writer usually tells us he or she is afraid he/she isn’t expressing himself/herself clearly, that he or she is not getting the point or the picture across." - Stephen King

    There are so many nuances to syntax that I'm still trying to learn. But just like the basic rules of typography that instantly make your design better, there are basic rules about syntax that will make your writing better (let alone using a better workflow).

    I've got a whole host of potential blog posts that I haven't finished thinking through yet. So it's nice to just have a toggle to suggest how much work they need (writing vs. editing).

    That's the main difference to me.

    2 points