Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Writing Descriptively (Part 3 of 7)
Descriptive writing isn't a long list of adjectives. Some writers strain over using what they call strong verbs. Don't do that. De...
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Writing Descriptively (Part 2 of 7)
When you write descriptively, readers nod because they get it. You pay attention to the details by using as many of your five senses as you ...
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Writing Descriptively (Part 1 of 7)
I worked with a new writer and tried to explain what I meant by descriptive writing. I began by telling her it was like the third leg of a s...
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Reminders of the Obvious: What We Take for Granted
Don Otis is a well-known media publicist. This is an excerpt from his July 17 MediaWise newsletter and is posted here with his permission. S...
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
What I Wish I'd Known
Sometimes I'm asked what I wish I'd known before I reached where I am now. Here are three things I think of immediately. 1. I wish...
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
What Would I Have Done Differently?
Occasionally an interviewer will ask, "If you had known what you know now, what would you have done differently when writing your first...
Tuesday, July 3, 2018
A Trap for Writers
My best friend says he'll never be a writer "because I always think that some won't understand or they'll disagree." ...
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