New Dictionary Helps Strengthen Anyone’s Writing

A Writer’s Dictionary of Distinctions Discusses Nearly 300 Commonly Confused Words
 
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Nov. 18, 2013 - PRLog -- For those responsible for writing anything for their job; are working on a novel; or just want to generally improve what they write on a daily basis, from emails to Facebook posts to tweets, the recently released A Writer’s Dictionary of Distinctions, the latest resource from Tox Publications, can help.

While the English language evolves for many legitimate reasons, like new technology and catch-words-of-the-day, one of the biggest problems with the language is that it forgives too easily. When words are misused, it seems it's easier to let them be twisted enough so they encompass their incorrect usage, so they appear to be correct even when they are wrong.

It seems it’s easier to change the intent of the words than it is to learn them as they were handed down. And perhaps there is something wrong with that.

That’s why A Writer’s Dictionary of Distinctions was written – to help anyone who writes anything eliminate common language errors that weaken their writing. “Using the correct word at the proper moment adds power to your efforts,” said author Scott K. Andersen.

A Writer's Dictionary of Distinctions presents the most accurate, powerful and effective ways to use nearly 300 commonly confused words.

Samples of word distinctions discussed in the book:

– There is no time 12:00 a.m. or 12:00 p.m.
– Money is not loaned.
– "To be or not to be" is not a quote.
– Silence does not mean quiet.
– Mad does not mean angry.

“Some of these distinctions are quite subtle, and you might find it difficult to incorporate the proper uses of these words into your writing – it’s hard to break bad habits,” explained Andersen. “But read A Writer’s Dictionary of Distinctions, become familiar with the words it covers, and use it as a reference tool every time you put the proverbial pen to paper. Before long, the proper uses of these words will be as second nature to you as the improper uses of some of them probably already are.”

To learn more about A Writer’s Dictionary of Distinctions:

– Link to a video trailer on YouTube: http://tinyurl.com/lnkb24j

– Link to the book on Amazon.com: http://tinyurl.com/lktlyqe

A Writer’s Dictionary of Distinctions, published under the Tox Publications imprint, was written by Scott K. Andersen. Andersen has had more than 25 years' experience developing and implementing communications campaigns in the consumer products, automotive, nonprofit and employee-relations fields, causing him to continually (not continuously) seek the perfect word at the right moment. Andersen is currently a communications consultant based in Grand Rapids, Mich.

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