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How to Edit your Own Work (Complete with an Editing Checklist)

So your first draft is finished and you’ve transferred your salient points to paper or screen.  You’re about to forward it to your boss or publish it to your blog. How do you polish your piece so it shines? Setting … Continue reading

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Nine Ways to Slay the Dragon of Writer’s Block

Most writers experience a touch of writer’s block at one time or another. Staring at a blank screen or piece of paper can be intimidating and unnerving. You shift in your chair. You are not smiling. Both your fingers and … Continue reading

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I Love Words.

I love words.  They have limitless power. They can leap tall buildings, move mountains, inspire multitudes, bridge divides, race to the finish and so much more.  Verbs captivate, celebrate, accelerate and exemplify, all in a day’s work.  Nouns, the ying to … Continue reading

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No Piece of Writing is Ever Finished

Do you believe that “no piece of writing is ever finished … merely abandoned” as I learned early in my writing career?  How do you declare victory on something you are writing?  When is it complete? That quote has stuck … Continue reading

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