Understanding Dashes

I work as a writer, editor and proofreader. If I had a dollar for every dash I have corrected, I would no longer have to work at all—dashes are one of the most misunderstood forms of punctuation. To help end dash suffering, here’s a quick-reference guide for dashes....

Not To Be

Strong writing communicates action. Action requires strong verbs. Would you like one sure tip for improving your writing? Always avoid all forms of the verb To Be.