Category Archives: Writing

Are you asking the right questions?  The top 7 questions writers should ask as they write. “What’s your name?” “Jim.” “What’s your purpose in life?” “Um, well—wow, let me think about that a minute.” Questions can be incredibly simple. Or … Continue reading

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Fifteen essential bullet points about writing bullet points. Bullet points make your writing simpler, more readable and more useable. Here are the fifteen best ways to use bullet points effectively: Give them a parallel form. Your bullet points should all … Continue reading

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The top 8 ways writing goes horribly astray. It’s a danger you face any time you sit down to draft a blog post, email or web page. It’s a danger I’m facing this very moment: That your writing will go … Continue reading

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13 procrastination techniques for writers. (Don’t put off reading this.) I am a terrible procrastinator. And by that, I don’t mean what you think. What I mean is I find it very difficult to procrastinate. But I finally realized that, … Continue reading

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Writing is hard. This advice is easy. Writing a dissertation is hard. Writing an email is hard. Heck, writing this paragraph was hard. Writing has always been just plain hard. So here are three things to keep in mind that … Continue reading

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