Monthly Archives: August 2015

Short messages for fast times

I’ve recently finished Roy Peter Clark’s book ‘How to Write Short: Word Craft for Fast Times’. It’s full of practical advice on ways to write compelling messages with few words. Clark provides tools and practical exercises to help writers develop their short writing skills. He encourages us to examine how successful short writing works, name […]

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‘ise’ or ‘ice’? The difficulties of spelling ‘practice’

Many Australians struggle to spell ‘practice’ and ‘practise’, and often just guess and hope for the best  (‘licence’ and ‘license’ fall into the same category). Being told that ‘practice’ is a noun while ‘practise’ is a verb isn’t very helpful, as many Australians don’t have a working understanding of nouns and verbs. Our confusion is compounded […]

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