How to find the writing help you need on #HTWB

With more than 1,200 articles and tutorials on writing here on #HTWB, you may start finding a bit tricky to find what you need. So FYI, here is a breakdown of the most popular categories and specifically how they can help you with your writing.

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Not sure where to look for the writing help you need here on #HWTB? This article is a useful guide.

Below all that, you’ll find a selection of the most popular articles with links to them directly. But in the meantime, here are …

Our most popular categories here on #HTWB

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NOW will you listen to why good spelling matters?

If you still think good spelling doesn’t really matter in these informal online days, just take a look at this catalogue of stupid goofs.

But don’t laugh. Why? Because most of these images shared on social media serve only to remind us why if we want to be taken seriously, we need to get our spelling right.

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This was on social media recently. Numerous jokes were made about “brians.” The poor lady’s message was forgotten.

If spelling, grammar, punctuation, etc. are wrong, people tend to focus on that

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Help! English past tenses are driving me nuts…

English probably is the most insane language in the world. Its grammar is stuffed full of rules which we then have to break because of all the exceptions. It’s not surprising, then, that non-native English speakers get a trifle confused.

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Here’s a note that landed in my inbox recently…

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English Language Business Expressions: Jan 3rd 2017

Am delighted to say this popular series is back – another 10 common English business expressions explained not only for those of you who speak English as a second language, but for anyone who wants to know – whether a native English speaker or not.

English language business expressions on How To Write Better

English language expressions you’ll hear in business and elsewhere, Jan 3rd 2017

Here are the next 10 such expressions that I find most interesting, and I hope you do too…

Bald men fighting over a comb: this expression has had various interpretations but essentially it means some kind of conflict or argument about something that really doesn’t matter very much. If you think about it, bald men fighting over a comb (when they haven’t even got any hair to use a comb on) is a silly and pointless exercise… [Read more…]

Happy New Year from HTWB

With all good wishes from us here on

How To Write Better

Happy New Year from How To Write Better (the real one)

Hope you have an excellent year with

health, happiness, prosperity and more…

and enjoy your writing, whatever you write!

Suze and The Crew

PART 8 – 20 media business terms for non-native English speakers

Hello! Here is Part Eight of this series and this time we look at business terms in English used in the media like television, theatre, radio, music and more. These are not technical terms but are words and phrases widely used by the public, as well as by people who work in media industries.

For direct links to the other articles in the series, scroll down to the bottom of this one. This is the last article for this northern hemisphere’s summer, but the series will return in the early [northern hemisphere] autumn 2016 … so watch out for it!

PART 8 – 20 media business terms for non-native English speakers

The old BBC TV Centre in Shepherd’s Bush, London, England

Part 8: 20 business terms used by TV, radio and other media industries

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