commonplace book. n. Formerly Book of common places (see commonplace n. 3). orig. A book in which ‘commonplaces’ or passages important for reference were collected, usually under general heads; hence, a book in which one records passages or matters to be especially remembered or referred to, with or without arrangement.
OED Online. Oxford University Press, March 2015. Web. 5 April 2015.
commonplace blog. n A commonplace book in a blog.
Friday, October 9, 2015
How to think of your reader
View your reader as a companionable friend—someone with a warm sense of humor and a love of simple directness.
John R. Trimble, Writing with Style (2d ed. 2000), p. 73