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Yikes! The Editor Needs an Editor!

Yikes! The Editor Needs an Editor!

By on Apr 30, 2015 in Blog Writing, Writing | 2 comments

I will admit that I was a little harried last week trying to stay on top of things. That’s my excuse for being what some might call careless in my eagerness to get everything done, including a post on my own blog. I wrote it, gave it a quick read, made it live and clicked that overdue item off my to- do list. And then I got this text from my proofreader/mom. “You...

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Let’s Go Fishing for Some Readers

Let’s Go Fishing for Some Readers

By on Apr 24, 2015 in Writing | 0 comments

(Note – this post has been edited and changes are indicated for purposes of demonstration.) Do you want to get your reader’s attention? Really? Are you sure? Of course you do. What a ridiculous question. Why have I even bothered to ask? It’s simple: I want your attention. It’s called a hook. As in the hook that goes on the end of a fishing line. You want to...

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The Easy Way to Write

The Easy Way to Write

By on Apr 1, 2015 in Blog Writing, Writing | 2 comments

I’ve sat here for a solid five minutes or so starting this paragraph and then deleting and starting something else. After all these years and all the mounds of copy I’ve written, it should be easy, right? Sometimes it looks like it must have been easy – the words are so perfect, so engaging, so easy to read that it seems they must have flowed right off my fingers....

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Who’s Afraid of a Blank Page?

Who’s Afraid of a Blank Page?

By on Mar 26, 2015 in Blog Writing, Writing | 1 comment

I’ve been teaching myself to draw. I’ve actually been working on it for many years now and I finally feel like I’m making a little bit of progress. But even though I’ve drawn some things I really like, I still get sweaty palms when I sit down in front of a blank page. I’m not sure of how the drawing will turn out. I fear it will be awful. I feel stymied by not...

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Where Does Writing Fit on Your Priority List?

Where Does Writing Fit on Your Priority List?

By on Mar 19, 2015 in Blog Writing, Writing | 0 comments

One of the biggest, most troubling questions entrepreneurs and pretty much everyone else faces every day is: What should I be doing right now? Which should be followed closely by: What am I doing right now? Some of us are great at making lists, setting up our schedule and tackling tasks in order of importance. Others of us meander around and sometimes manage to get...

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Another Way to Write: Start at the End

By on Dec 30, 2014 in Writing | 0 comments

This is the third in a series of three posts. Don’t worry, you didn’t miss the first two – they haven’t been written yet. I wanted to talk about something that is too often neglected but could arguably be the most important part of writing, and that is “The End.” We talk a lot about the beginning, and with good reason – it you don’t start off well, you won’t engage...

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