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Posts Tagged "communications"

Are you stuck?

By on Dec 9, 2011 in Uncategorized | 2 comments

Are you facing a blank screen? Have you typed and deleted and typed and deleted and still you don’t like what you have? Try asking questions. Put yourself in the shoes of the reader and interview yourself. What are you trying to tell me? Why should I care? What do I need to know? What do I need to do? How should I do it? When should I do it? This little trick...

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By on Nov 18, 2011 in Uncategorized | 1 comment

It may seem that in order to get better at the kind of writing you want to do, whether it is for blogs, newsletters or websites, that the best thing to do is to concentrate on doing that sort of writing and to do a lot of it. This is true. However, there is something to be learned from the sports world. Good athletes cross train. Runners sometimes lift weights....

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What was your favorite thing?

By on Sep 12, 2011 in Uncategorized | 2 comments

I don’t expect everyone to like everything I write. Heck, I don’t like everything I write. The problem comes when you can’t quite figure out what’s wrong or worse when the person for whom you are writing just doesn’t like it. The trick to fixing it is to figure out what’s gone wrong. Is it the grammar? Is it the fact? Is it the set up of the document?...

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Pete and Repeat were out in a boat

By on Sep 6, 2011 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

My brother used to torture me with this little rhyme: “Pete and Repeat were out in the boat, Pete fell in and who was left?” Being the gullible little sister, I’d obligingly say “Repeat,” which he, of course, would do. Over and over and over. In writing it’s easy to fall into repetition, getting stuck using the same words repeatedly throughout a piece....

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You do not suck

By on Aug 16, 2011 in Uncategorized | 4 comments

There will come a time when you are writing – for some it happens every time – when you are absolutely 100 percent sure that what you are writing is complete garbage. This especially happens when you are writing something long or something very important. You will hate it. You will wonder why you thought you could write in the first place. You will...

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