Monthly Archives: July 2011

My Pet Peeves … Improve your writing by eliminating words that are for the most part, meaningless.

Improve your writing by eliminating words that are for the most part, meaningless. I am referring to ones like the ubiquitous had, and the infamous had had. I read a thriller by a well known author and counted had’s for … Continue reading

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If you are a Twitter aficionado, you may want to skip this one …

I’m not against technology. I have no problems with social networks – up to a point. I work over and wordsmith even my emails. I do my best to make them clear and coherent – to be sure they actually … Continue reading

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More about public speaking …

I accepted an invitation to speak to a writers’ group.  I’ll need to drive 100 miles to meet with a group of a half-dozen or so. I’ve spoken to assemblies of various sizes way larger than this. Why this one? … Continue reading

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Public speaking as a marketing tool …

Are you a public speaker? If you are a writer and your answer was no, you need to consider becoming one. Getting your face, voice and your writing in front of people so they want to know more about you.  … Continue reading

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Banner image …

I chose this particular page banner for my blog because it reminds me of a scene I witnessed back in the day. The question remaining — is this is a sunrise or a sunset? Another question comes to my mind. … Continue reading

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