The Evolution of the emoji, emoticon, symbols as language

The Evolution of the Emoji

  The Use of Pictures and Symbols to Convey Meaning Since the dawn of time man has used symbols and pictures to tell stories of their tribe and the life and adventures (or misadventures) of their tribe. They also used these same symbols to express…

Using Adverbs

Pretty Little Words — Using Adverbs

Do pretty words add vividness or clarity to your narrative? Do adverbs dress up your description? Are they useful or fluff? Adverbs First, we need to define adverb. Adverbs modify verbs, adjectives or other adverbs. Often they can be recognized by –ly at the end.…

Curing Passive Voice

Curing Passive Voice

When we overuse the passive voice, our writing becomes lifeless.  Active voice makes us sound alive and reaches out to the reader. When you use the active voice, the subject is usually a person or thing performing the action. In the passive voice, the subject…