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What Harper Lee teaches us about talent

Nelle Harper Lee died last month at 89. Among the countless obituaries printed for her in the last few days is a tweet by Congressman John Lewis: One of the greatest writers of all time, Harper Lee laid bare the soul of America and her work will continue to educate for generations.  She has won [...]

By | 2017-05-19T08:20:28+00:00 March 7th, 2016|Personal, Uncategorised|0 Comments

9 reasons list blog posts (listicles) are complete crap

Caution: this post contains adjectives that are non traditional in a business writing context. To rephrase that, there is some mild moderate swearing. Oh, and I think I’ve used my entire week’s quota of ellipses. You see these things all the time. You know, social media clickbait: 17 Words You Should Never Use, 7 Mistakes [...]

By | 2017-05-19T08:20:34+00:00 April 29th, 2015|Personal, Web writing|1 Comment

Writing good error messages

To my ever-expanding frustration, and general astonishment (to which my wife expresses a weary kind of amazement: why are you so surprised, you know it does that...), things never seem to go entirely smoothly. (And if they do, I'm left with a trepidatious feeling that things in fact haven't gone smoothly,  and that I just [...]

By | 2017-05-19T08:20:54+00:00 March 18th, 2015|Accessibility, Design, Did you know, Pinned, UX, Web writing|0 Comments