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The Best Little Grammar Book Ever!

Not everyone is a professional writer. This grammar book is for them. Continue reading

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Writing Tip: The Write Education

Consider a writing workshop, intensive three-day retreat, or a month-long residency to improve your writing skills or get the job done. Continue reading

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Four Tips for Social Media Writing

You want to spread your message through the social media world. But you’re a writer, shouldn’t you sound like one? Four tips for walking that line. Continue reading

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Writing Tip: Five Resources Every Writer Needs

A small section of my reference library. Dictionary Dictionaries go beyond telling you how to spell word correctly and what a word means. They also give you word history, syllabication (a fifty-cent word for how it breaks into syllables), labels … Continue reading

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Writing Tip: What’s That You Say?

The Hartford Courant recently began aggregating content from other media outlets. Unfortunately, it wasn’t always attributing the content and has apologized. Whether intentional or not, presenting someone else’s words as your own, in small part or in their entirety, is … Continue reading

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Writing Tip: Unpack Your Suitcase

Portmanteau, or suitcase, sentences are long sentences packed with lots of information. They’re called that, says James Kilkpatrick in his now-defunct Charlotte Observer column, “The Writer’s Art,” “for the 16th-century suitcase. It was huge. You could pack everything into a … Continue reading

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Writing Tip: Avoiding the I-I-I

Writers are often encouraged to “speak from the I,” sharing their experiences with readers and imparting valuable advice in the process. The trick, of course, is to keep that first-person point of view while focusing more on the readers rather … Continue reading

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