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We blog from Toothy’s Wordshop – mainly about writing, science, remote working, business, culture, parenting, tech and gaming. Sometimes superheroes too. Stick around for tips, tricks, hacks and perspectives.

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How to give writing feedback that works for everyone

What’s the worst professional feedback you’ve ever received? Can you still remember how you felt? Now take that gut-busting feeling, get your emotional calculator out, and multiply that feeling by about a hundred. Maybe even two hundred. That’s how writers feel when they get feedback. You see, there’s something about writers that makes every ounce […]

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Every Drop Counts

You don’t need to wear a cape to be a hero (but by all means do, if that’s your style 😀). You can help to save someone’s life simply by donating your blood. World Blood Donor Day, which falls on June 14 each year, aims to raise awareness of the need for regular donations and […]

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Spring in your step – harnessing spring’s happy-brain chemicals to enhance your working day

It’s springtime! The birds are chirping, the days are getting longer, the daffodils have finally blessed us with their sun-infused faces, and everything is just feeling a bit lighter and brighter. But have you ever considered why you feel better when spring arrives? While we appreciate spring for the joy and optimism it brings, it’s […]

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5 rules of dating (that also apply to clients)

You’ve been honing your best lines. You’ve started putting yourself out there. You’ve even contemplated ironing your shirt. But that prospective client just isn’t getting the hint. At Word Monster, we have years of experience building successful client relationships virtually. In fact, we wrote a whole blog post about it just last month. But how […]

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Join Toothy and make work a treat

Greetings, ’tis I, Toothy. Tremendous treats are in store for those who dare enter my employ at the monster medical writing factory. I have five golden tickets to award to the brightest, boldest and chompiest medical writers. Each golden ticket will bring merriment, mystery and monstrous perks like free massages and a healthy work/life balance. […]

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Our New Year’s (writing) resolutions

Ah, January – we meet again. Where exactly did 2020 go? Given that the vast majority of the year passed in a blur within the confinements of our own homes and/or fighting over toilet paper in the supermarkets (and that’s only for the lucky ones), it’s easy to understand why the saying “time flies” is […]