Category Archives: Spelling

Reading more means writing better

“Read, read, read. Read everything–trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You’ll absorb it. Then write.” – William Faulkner Thanks to everyone who helped us select reading quotes for our bookmarks. How does reading help improve your writing?

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Tips for Learning Homophones

Lots of good writers have difficulty with homophones—words that sound alike, but have different meanings and spelling. Hear and here is one example—there are lots more. The problem with homophones is that while your spell checker will flag a word that is spelled incorrectly, it isn’t nearly as good at flagging a word that’s spelled

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Can You Spell N-A-K-E-D?

If you like spelling and exhibitionism, you might want to participate in Toronto’s first Strip Spelling Bee. And if you’re a voyeur, you might want to attend. The event will be held at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre on May 6. There will be only 15 contestants. The words will be tough (could you spell

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