Category Archives: Writing Tips

Words to Confuse

Welcome to another tip to help your improve your writing skills. This time we are going to talk about how words can get us in to trouble. Some words can look and sound similar, but knowing how to use the … Continue reading

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Who? What? When? Where? Why?

When we write there are mistakes we make that can send our readers in to fits of frustration. Often times we forget the simple fact that: Just because I know what I am talking about, doesn’t mean my readers share … Continue reading

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Word Usage In Business Correspondence

Some words in the English language take a constant beating in business correspondence. Be one of those writers who use them properly and pleasantly surprise your readers. We have all had an email come in from a business or co-worker, … Continue reading

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Edit before you create? Don’t do it!

This tip comes from personal experience and is advice that I need to take myself. Try not to edit while you’re creating your first draft. Creating and editing are two separate processes using different sides of the brain. I am … Continue reading

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The Moral of the Story

Recently I got a comment from a reader who wished to remain unknown. His note was short and sweet. It read that I should edit my blog post and to accept the critique in the spirit it was intended. At … Continue reading

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Have the guts to make cuts.

Editing isn’t just about hunting for grammar and spelling mistakes, it also involves the very important task of cutting all unnecessary elements from your baby. Some of the best writers have had to cut entire chapters from their books, so you should not feel … Continue reading

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The Cover Letter

Okay, you have a completed project and you are ready to send it to a publisher or editor. You are going to need to write a cover letter to go with it. In today’s market the cover letter is all … Continue reading

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