Writing 101

Learning to write well is the best investment in your career you can make. For both individual writers and teams, we’ve put together a library of resources to help you communicate better, everywhere you write online.

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Which is correct: favorite or favourite?

“Favorite” is the American spelling and “favourite” is the British version. Learn how to correctly use both spellings as a noun, adjective, and verb here.

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20 writing statistics

Writing can be a tough gig — but it can also be a rewarding one. Here are 20 writer statistics that illuminate what the profession is like in 2020.

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Oxford comma: is it necessary?

In this post, we’ll cover the basics that you need to know about the use of the Oxford comma, including examples of the correct and incorrect way to use it.

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35 Common idioms and their meanings

Interested in coloring your writing with idioms? Let’s give a bookmark-worthy list of idioms alongside why you should be as obsessed with idioms.

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Affect vs. Effect: Which is right?

We’ll dig into the difference between affect and effect and how to use the two in sentences. In the end, you won't need a thesaurus to know the difference.

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How to paraphrase (including examples)

In this post, we’ll discuss what paraphrasing is and the potential to elevate your writing and give you a better understanding of the research.

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How to spell a word correctly

In this post, we’ll share the basics of spelling, tips for improving your skills, and a few of the most commonly misspelled English words.

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A detailed guide to quoting

Quotations have the power to elevate your written work when used correctly. We will show you the difference between quoting and paraphrasing.

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Em Dash: What it is and When to use it

Find out what an em dash is, when to use it, and how to type one among other essential details. Also discover the difference between em dash and en dash.

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Simile: Definition and Examples

A simile is a figure of speech that writers use to compare dissimilar concepts. Let’s see some examples of what a simile is.

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7 common types of plagiarism explained

There are multiple types of plagiarism and they aren't all created equal. Discover the 7 most common types so you can avoid them in your writing.

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Business Writing

The future is now. How AI writing assistants improve how people write at work.

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The best writer tools

Being a writer requires many skills. We talked to seven top writers to find out what the best writer tools are, and how they use them.

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What is self-plagiarism and how to avoid it

Did you know that it is possible to plagiarize your own writing? In this post, we cover everything you need to know about self-plagiarizing your own work along with how to avoid it.

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99 most common grammar mistakes

Does proper grammar haunt you? Based on millions of data points from Writer users, here is a live list of the most common grammar mistakes.