88 Words that Shakespeare Invented (Well, Kind Of)

88 Words that Shakespeare Invented (Well, Kind Of)

History’s greatest playwright and writer William Shakespeare did not only write words—he actually invented quite a few of his own! But can anyone just “invent” words? Doesn’t that defeat the purpose of communicating so people can understand you?  Did Shakespeare...

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32 Hilarious Library Puns to Brighten Your Day

32 Hilarious Library Puns to Brighten Your Day

Puns can be a great way to break the ice at social gatherings, or to bring a smile to someone's face (even if it's only for how corny the joke is!). Puns require a bit of creativity and some bending of the laws of language. Library puns, or puns about books and book...

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How to Fact Check: Verifying Information You Write

How to Fact Check: Verifying Information You Write

Fact checking is an important skill for anyone in the field of communication. Experienced writers, journalists, and reporters are adept at citing references for the information they share with others. This helps ensure that anything they quote can be traced back to...

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3 Writing Issues That Give You Away as Inexperienced

3 Writing Issues That Give You Away as Inexperienced

You’re finally starting to work as a professional writer. You’re excited, but you also have lots of doubts and fears. Will people be able to tell you’re new to the professional writing game? We’ve all been there. Submitting your first pieces of writing can be...

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21 Helpful Books About Depression that Offer Support

21 Helpful Books About Depression that Offer Support

We now know that depression is much more widespread and common than previously thought, especially in these days of social media and extremely busy lifestyles. Studies show that the constant “alert mode” that we set ourselves on contributes to the prevalence of...

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How to Decline a Job Offer Gracefully (with Examples)

How to Decline a Job Offer Gracefully (with Examples)

We spend a lot of time preparing ourselves to land the right job, but sometimes you might find yourself in a position where you actually need to decline a job offer. This could be for a variety of reasons. You might, for example, receive two offers of employment at...

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