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In Celebration of Groundhog Day - Redundant Phrases

Posted by Conni Eversull   Feb 1, 2017 7:30:00 AM


Tomorrow marks the official day when furry little Punxsutawney Phil supposedly forecasts the arrival of the spring season. But for some movie enthusiasts and Bill Murray fans, Groundhog Day refers to something entirely different. That something is a 1993 cult classic movie where Murray’s character finds himself repeating the same day over and over. To celebrate, we’ve pulled together a list of redundant phrases. Save yourself the repetition and drop these from your vocabulary.

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Topics: redundancy, redundant phrases

4 Ways to Eliminate the Bloat in Your Writing

Posted by Terri Porter   Jan 7, 2016 7:00:00 AM

After overindulging during the holidays, many of us resolve in the new year to eat less and exercise more in order to lose weight and get more fit. The resulting healthy glow comes from feeling more energized, motivated and confident. Imagine imbuing your writing with the same kind of energy! Eliminating the bloat can make your writing come alive and practically jump off the page to draw readers in.  

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Topics: passive voice, redundancy, bloated writing, active voice, verbosity

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