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True Power

By on Jan 3, 2012 in Uncategorized | 1 comment

Superman Wonder Woman Justice League Skunk Girl These are just words, but they evoke strong images and jumpstart your imagination. Even without further description, your mind has a sense of what we are talking about and what could come next. Of course, you’ve heard these words and they represent a familiar story line.* But the reason, these words can so instantly...

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Writing about Yellow Dresses

By on Dec 19, 2011 in Uncategorized | 2 comments

One of the best worst Christmas presents I ever received was a yellow dress, given to me by my grandmother when I was about 8. I suppose it was pretty enough despite the square neck and puffy sleeves, but I hated it as soon as I opened the box. I didn’t wear dresses. At all. Ever. I was a strictly jeans and cowboy boots sort of kid. Not only that, all of my...

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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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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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