23 Words or Phrases to Eliminate From Your Writing Today (Infographic)

Posted 16 Feb 2017, by

Brendan Brown

William Strunk Jr. phrased it best in the must-have book for writers of all levels, Elements of Style: “Vigorous writing is concise. A sentence should contain no unnecessary words, a paragraph no unnecessary sentences, for the same reason that a drawing should have no unnecessary lines and a machine ...Read More

11 Science-Backed Ways Writing Improves Your Mind, Body and Spirit

Posted 04 Jan 2017, by

Brendan Brown

For many of us, writing is just a practical tool. We use it to communicate our thoughts, ideas, and experiences with other people.  Other times we use it to share information, persuade, or as a creative outlet. Most of our writing today comes in the form of academic work, ...Read More

The Anatomy of a Best-Selling Book (Infographic)

Posted 22 Dec 2016, by

Brendan Brown

Have you ever wanted to write a best-selling book? Although there is no magic formula for creating the next blockbuster novel, it turns out there are some commonalities between the most popular books of the past 100 years. By identifying things like genre popularity, content types and strategies, the best ...Read More

Writing a College Admissions Essay: The Ultimate Guide

Posted 20 Dec 2016, by


College application season is right around the corner, and there’s no such thing as starting too early on the most important several hundred words of your student life to date: your college admissions essay. The admissions essay can be the bane of your high school senior existence, one more thing ...Read More

7 Science-Backed Tips to Improve Your Writing (Infographic)

Posted 21 May 2016, by


When you want to improve your writing, you may not know exactly where to start.  You may know that reading your work out loud, getting feedback, writing drafts, and asking for the help of an editor are all ways to improve writing. However, ...Read More