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Difficulty with Words and Spellings – All for Fun

Have you ever had to reach for the dictionary with word block and felt like kicking yourself when you found the result? I had this with “could” last week; for the life of me I “cud” not remember how to spell it and looked it up and booked an appointment for an Alzheimer’s test. It

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Wikipedia: Fact or Opinion?

I’ve just concluded a writing assignment of a deeply technical nature. The assignment was in two parts, first of all dealing with the need for Solvency II in the context of life insurance companies and secondly, the factors that persuaded the Massachusetts legislature to implement a mandatory universal healthcare system, the first US State to

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The Interminable Wait After Pitching for a Project

Sunday morning, early awake but still in bed with the electric blanket warming the tootsies, birds twittering and some joker with a shotgun blasting away since 5am on the estate. Why some people think rabbits, pheasants and grouse deserve to be shot at defies any explanation, but I can think of at least one person

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Just for Fun – Florida Cracker Etymology

I’m late posting, mea culpa, so here’s something light to think about. Michael has already written about the “history” of words and the use of language. It’s important to always remember that every single word we speak, read and write has a history not only because the history of words is very interesting, but also

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Just Get Started Already

Writing is so tough for some people. But, I’m going to rant for a minute. It cracks me up what I have to deal with sometimes. Just Get Started Already A guy is pacing his floor, throwing his football up and down, looking out the window, banging his head against the wall… “The night was

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Holly Lisle – Someone to Emulate

I’m frequently asked about setting up a web presence and whether the web is a good way to attract business, irrespective of whether you are touting your writing or selling widgets. My answer is “Yes!” you really do need a web presence if you intend to attract clients, work and raise the level of awareness

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The Difference Between Editing and Proofreading

The writing process is technically made up of five different steps. Prewriting, writing, revising, editing and publishing is one version of those five different steps. Prewriting, Writing, Proofreading, Editing and Submitting That’s another variation. Of course, if you look through books and websites you’ll find quite a few other variations. But the bottom line is

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Writing Faster Than The Speed of Thought

If you ask me what my biggest writing fault is, I will answer “I over run with my sentences.” You can disagree and think my writing is faulted for very different reasons, but certainly, my opinion is that I get lost and ramble on when I should just “.” When I get into the flow

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Jump on the Bandwagon and Create Exposure For Yourself Fast

Promoting your services does not have to be so hard. You can very quickly gain a readership by taking a little time and effort and paying attention to current events in your chosen field. Michael and I have both harped on about creating a portfolio of work, even if you have not been commissioned to

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