Are you using the active voice in your content?

What is the active voice, and how can Readable’s passive voice detector help you maintain it?

31 May 2019 by Laura Kelly

Are adverbs the enemy of powerful writing?

The adverb is a contentious issue among writers. But, what advice should you follow to become a better writer?

21 February 2019 by Laura Kelly

3 authors’ love letters to inspire you this Valentine’s Day

On Valentine’s Day, you can surprise your loved one with a handwritten letter. Let some of history’s most celebrated writers inspire you.

14 February 2019 by Laura Kelly

Do Inuits really have 50 words for snow?

The belief that the Inuit have dozens of different words for snow has become a widely known piece of linguistic trivia. But, where did this belief come from, and how close is it to the truth?

8 February 2019 by Laura Kelly

Festive children’s books we love

As we move toward the middle of December – already! – we’re thinking about festive children’s books we adore, from their stories to their wonderful illustrations. After all, children’s books are the most readable of all, and we’re all about encouraging children’s early learning.

19 December 2018 by Laura Kelly

How to swear like the old days

Modern English lets us down when it comes to swearing. What words from old English can bring back the shock factor?

31 August 2018 by Steve Linney