We Be Spellers

“It’s a damn poor mind that can only think of one way to spell a word.”

Andrew Jackson


Do you find your spelling skills wane over time?  I am always second guessing myself these days.  Words that I once spelled with confidence suddenly look funny and there are days I keep www.dictionary.com open in a tab on my computer.  Funny thing is, most of the time, I’m right the first time. 

Wonder if this is a side effect of writing in public so much these days? With blogs, websites, forums–we spend so much time putting ourselves out there, it’s probably natural to worry about putting that stray misspelled word in view. I’ve happened on some biggies in past blog posts.   

But, if you’re ever feeling you lack skills in this area, I have a tip.

Visit a non-writer’s forum.

Makes you feel like a champion speller.  


About Rinda Elliott

Writer.I love unusual stories and credit growing up in a family of curious life-lovers who moved all over the country. Books and movies full of fantasy, science fiction and romance kept us amused, especially in some of the stranger places. For years, I tried to separate my darker side with my humorous and romantic one. I published short fiction, but things really started happening when I gave in and mixed it up. When not lost in fiction, I love making wine, collecting music, gaming and spending time with my husband and two children. I’m represented by Miriam Kriss of the Irene Goodman Agency.
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One Response to We Be Spellers

  1. Maria Hooley says:

    I definitely feel like this but I don’t think it’s writing-related. I think it’s student-related. Just like when you read a lot of great books it helps your writing, when you read a lot of bad student papers, it really affects the skills, too.

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