Erika Vanvick

How a Habit of Reading Complicated Text Pays Off

How a Habit of Reading Complicated Text Pays Off

Sweating the hard stuff Most of us are familiar with passive recreation, the likes of which include movie and TV watching, snacking and chatting, YouTubing, or just zoning out. You don’t have to do much and the entertainment and satisfaction payoff is significant. It’s relaxing to turn your brain mostly-off on occasion. At some point, …

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Value Density in Writing - Choosing Words Carefully

Value Density in Writing – Choosing Words Carefully

As important as what we say, is how we say it. Words are vessels. They carry meaning, intent, and tone. We want to select effective, compelling words that flow naturally. Accordingly, we want to minimize low-value, or throwaway, words: words which don’t add much in the way of interest, persuasion, or enticement. They’re the words …

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