Monday, February 28, 2011

Can you delete 'that'? It's often unnecessary

"That" is frequently overused. Can you find ways to delete it from your writing?

I often find myself deleting 'that' on a second go 'round and find my writing flows better.

Then there are times when 'that' fits in nicely like no other word can.

Can you delete the word ‘that’ from your writing?

What results have you found from deleting the unnecessary use of 'that'?

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Are you putting two spaces after a period? Here's why it's wrong

Putting two spaces after each sentence is so old school. When we all started working on computers, the need for two spaces went away. But, old practices die hard.

Two spaces after a period: Why you should never, ever do it. - By Farhad Manjoo - Slate Magazine

And if you need a more detailed guide, here are style guides for the Mac and PC:
The Mac is Not a Typewriter
The PC is Not a Typewriter