Author Archives: andreadurrheim

About andreadurrheim

I'm an ex-horticulturist turned horticultural journalist turned radio broadcaster and general freelance writer. I'm hoping to promote my work through my blog and find out more about other writers too!

Why I Still Use Grammarly (Although It’s So Often Wrong)

I’m sure you’ve seen the ad. With Grammarly, you’re going to write perfect emails, blog posts, articles, and letters. Well, save yourself the trouble. You won’t write anything even approaching perfection unless you already know what you’re doing. Despite the … Continue reading

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RTS Games are Messing up my Writing!

I was never a fan of text-speak, exlamation marks, or emojis. In fact, I didn’t like them one bit. After all, I shouldn’t need to add smiley faces after I’ve cracked a joke just to show people that it really … Continue reading

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Biophilia: does nature boost writers’ productivity?

Does spending time in contact with nature boost your productivity? I’ve found it can have the opposite effect! The biophilia hypothesis says that contact with nature makes us feel good. Productivity experts say that feeling good makes us more productive. … Continue reading

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The truth about freelancing: sue yourself!

It’s a lovely fantasy: you work when you want to work and make lots of money. It’s stress-free, and you’re your own boss. Freelancers are so lucky! Yeah, sure! The truth is that most successful freelancers should probably sue themselves. … Continue reading

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Did I Say That? Typos Part 3

The typo: every writer’s least favorite but occasionally giggle-inducing error. Someday, I will write a book about typos. I realize that there are already books about typos out there, but I believe I may have something unique to add to … Continue reading

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There is Only One Way To Beat Writers’ Block

I realize that it would be more fashionable if I told you there were ten ways to do it, but there’s really only one. I also realize that you may think I’m trying to be funny, but I’m not. Have … Continue reading

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Things I Think but Never Write

Words: they can be slippery little monsters, and sometimes, it helps to think about how you’d say something casually before turning it into a formal part of an article or blog post. Sometimes, my sheer irreverence amuses me, but my … Continue reading

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