Fear Not the Em-Dash

Writers get jazzed up about punctuation, with good reason. Those dots and squiggles have a lot to do with the character and clarity of writing. And there's no mark that exemplifies the many uses of punctuation better than the em-dash. I was reminded of the em-dash by Jeremiah Shoaf of Typewolf, whose newsletter included a … Continue reading Fear Not the Em-Dash

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Finally, a Good Writing App for Windows 10

Unlike most lawyer-tech enthusiasts, I use Windows and I enjoy it. But the OS has always lacked good writing apps. (I love Microsoft Word, but it's meant for editing and publishing, not writing.) Windows lacks writing apps like Ulysses. Apple's ecosystem has spawned a plethora of apps meant to do one thing: get you to … Continue reading Finally, a Good Writing App for Windows 10

Why You Should Heed the Typography Experts

Like most lawyers, I learned poor typography from childhood. Throughout college and my first year of law school, I typed two spaces after every sentence, double-spaced my papers, and wrote everything in Times New Roman. Then I read Typography for Lawyers. Once an expert explained how to make documents look professional and why it mattered, … Continue reading Why You Should Heed the Typography Experts