How to Improve Your Tip Sheets

In a world of increasingly complex products and services, users often want to just “strap it on and go,” as test pilots might say. They’re not interested in reading all the useful documentation that accompanies the product or explains how…
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Texana Thursday: Remembering Susanna Dickinson Hannig

Susannah Dickinson Hannig wasn’t the only survivor of the Alamo, but she was perhaps the most famous. Like many early Texas settlers, Susanna Wilkerson came from Tennessee. She married her husband, Almeron, there in 1829. They came to Texas in…
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The 6 Building Blocks of an Article

A friend of mine lamented to me recently that she had a hard time writing articles. All she knew, she said, was to focus on the who, what, where, when, why, and how. Actually, that’s all she, or anyone else,…
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Interested in NaNoWriMo? Read these books first

National Novel Writing Month—NaNoWriMo—is fast approaching. For the unfamiliar, the purpose of NaNoWriMo is to write a 50,000-word novel during the month of November. Signing up and participation is free. The NaNoWriMo web site enables you to track your work,…
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Texana Thursday: How Houston Got Its Name

Texans—and not a few non-Texans—know that the City of Houston is named for General Sam Houston, who was the hero of the Battle of San Jacinto. Houston had previously been a protégé of Andrew Jackson, a U.S. representative, and governor…
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3 Ways to Quickly Produce Content

Once upon a time where there was series of Federal Express television ads where the “star” talked at such a rapid rate it was funny, but it made a point: things had to be delivered immediately. Writing can be the…
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