To paraphrase or not to paraphrase, that is the question. Cliché? You betcha! But, I am not afraid to let you in on a secret. Writers and reporters often paraphrase. But, you may be asking, “When do I paraphrase?”. Writing is a ticklish subject, one often requiring finesse. As a young reporter for a dailyContinue reading “How to Think Like a Journalist: When to Paraphrase Like a Pro”
As we leap into a new year, leaving an old one behind, I cannot help but be struck with the staying power of the English language to endure. In China, there is a movement by the government to eradicate the Mongolian language in classrooms of Inner Mongolia. In France, there is a movement by theContinue reading “The Future of English”
Let’s face it. If you had a time travel machine, you would find language changing quite rapidly due to the driving force of technology. If you travelled to the past, you may identify with Elizabethan English of Shakespeare, But thou art not quickly moved to strike, but go farther than that to say 1300 a.d.Continue reading “The Language Paradox”
I have a confession to make. I’m one of the worst (or best) procrastinators in the world. Sometimes, I relate by saying to myself “I’m taking my time”. This unfortunately is a cop out. What I am NOT doing is following advice from top motivational speakers like Zig Ziglar, whose rule no. 4 of hisContinue reading “How to Think Like a Journalist: Breaking Through Writer’s Block”
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Hi. I am Greg. I blog about films, writing, and the nature and fundamentals of language and storytelling. Follow me and subscribe.
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