Even the most prolific, successful writers succumb to this writing problem - overuse of the word that. No matter how often you write, the word will sneak in again and again. Writing an email, report, letter - anything - today? When you are done, do a that search of...

I've been reading On Writing from horror author Stephen King. This caught my attention: Talent renders the whole idea of rehearsal meaningless; when you find something at which you are talented, you do it (whatever it is) until your fingers bleed or your eyes are...