5 Idioms with Unexpected Origins

Clichés may be an undesirable ingredient for your prose (in fact, AutoCrit even has a report dedicated to that specific curse), but there’s no denying that, used sparingly, idioms can make for a fun way to color characters. Every language and culture on Earth has its own set of idioms. Some are shared across entire [...]

By | January 10th, 2018|Humor, The Craft of Writing|3 Comments

5 Common Words That Aren’t Words At All

The English language is a fluid and dynamic beast, constantly changing as snow flurries of neologisms are added to the public vocabulary every day. It’s beautiful, really. The explosion of new words has been fuelled, in part, by the explosion of TV and the internet over the past two decades. For instance, did you know [...]

By | November 20th, 2017|Humor|18 Comments

[IMAGES] 14 Funny (And Inspiring) Quotes About Writing

A synonym is a word you use when you can't spell the other one. - Baltasar Gracián It is perfectly okay to write garbage - as long as you edit brilliantly. - C.J. Cherryh It takes an awful lot of time to not write a book. - Douglas Adams I love deadlines. I like the [...]

By | June 26th, 2017|Humor|2 Comments

5 Crazy Examples of Writers Gone Wild

We’re an odd bunch, aren't we? Let’s face it -- anyone who writes down what the voices in their head say for a living can’t be entirely all there, right? But some of us really take the cake. No... they take the cake, run with the cake, smush the cake on their head and then [...]

By | June 5th, 2017|Humor|9 Comments

12 Writing Memes to Brighten Up Your Monday

Let it never be said that, here at AutoCrit, we don’t know how to have fun. Since memes are all the rage online these days, we figured we’d start your week off with a chuckle. Here are 12 writing memes to brighten up your Monday – feel free to save them and share them with [...]

By | April 17th, 2017|Humor|19 Comments