Writing

2 Popular Misconceptions about Articles

Articles serve many purposes. They can inform, educate, and help persuade. Yet popular misconceptions about articles exist. Some of them include: 1. Articles are written with the intention that they are meant for the media only. It is true that…
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How to Improve Your Promotional Flyers

You want to promote an upcoming event, so you create a flyer that you think will do the job—something that not simply informs but promotes, and the flyer fails to do so. Has this happened to you? Recently a friend…
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Things You Might Not Know about Homonyms

A homonym is one of two or more words with the same pronunciation, and the same spelling, but different meanings. For example, the word “bank,” is a homonym, as in: “The campground is on the bank of the river.” (That…
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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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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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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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