Category: The Writer’s Block

The Writers Block: Figures of Speech

A column on craft by Linda Triegel Figures of speech, or figurative language, are the sound effects added to writing to make it richer and more colorful.  The most common figures of speech are: SIMILE A comparison of two different

The Writer’s Block

A column on craft by Linda Triegel Here are some common words that confuse everyone, not just those of us who want to write professionally (and we should know better): AFFECT / EFFECTThe verb affect means to influence or have