Posts Tagged ‘ writing ’

Keep the momentum going

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When I started this blog last year, I had every intention of populating it with good content on a weekly, if not daily, basis. But within a couple of weeks, the enthusiasm fizzled away. I switched jobs, went on a two-week safari adventure, and then got busy with … life. You know how it...
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This, dat…whateva!

Quotation Marks

The last couple of weeks I have been busy updating the university style guide — you know the readily available, easily accessible booklet that serves as a “dictionary, a spelling reference, and a guide for basic grammar and punctuation”? A handy journal that helps you understand the difference between its and it’s, use and...
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The five W’s of Web writing

Five W's of Web writing

Before you start posting any informational content on your personal or professional website, consider answering the five W’s as clearly and simply as possible: Who is your audience? Kids? Young adults? Seniors? Parents? Tech-nerds? Tech-dudds? General interest community? A combination of two or more of the above? What is your message? Is it to...
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Laying the groundwork

me

It is amazing how much pity I’ve garnered in the last three decades just by virtue of being an only child. From relatives to friends and acquaintances everyone has given me a fair share of sympathetic support. It has been endearing while at the same time amusing to be the object of affection of...
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Five tips for journalism/PR newbies

Writing

Love writing: If you don’t absolutely love writing, don’t take a job in which you’ll spend more than 75 percent of the time working with, and around, words. As with everything else, writing becomes second nature with practice but if you don’t enjoy it to begin with, there’s no reason for you to get...
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