Category: Better Writing

5 Things You Can Do to Make It Easier to Write

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Writing is hard work. Don’t make it harder than it needs to be. Here are five things you can do that will help you turn out good work more easily. Schedule a Time and Place Writing should not be something you “find the time for.” Schedule a specific time and place. Put it on your calendar. One client called her  »  Read More

What to do when you hit the wall

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We’ve all had days when we hit the wall. That’s when you think you should be writing more, but you just don’t have any energy left. It’s not writer’s block when you can’t think of what to say next. You’re just too tired and tapped out to write. There’s no gas in the tank. Here’s what  »  Read More

How can I write faster?

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“I work for a midsize corporation and I also write articles to increase my visibility in the industry. I think I write well. I don’t write as fast as I would like to. Got any tips for me?” Frank sent that email. He’s like a lot of midcareer businesspeople who write for publication. After they’ve  »  Read More

Can you teach me to write?

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Janey is about 6. She stopped her bike on the sidewalk directly in front of me. “Hi, Mr. Wally. Hi, Toto.” Janey is a polite little girl who lives in my neighborhood. That’s why she took care to greet me and my dog before launching into her agenda. “You’re a writer, right?” I admitted  »  Read More

We live in interesting times. Take good notes.

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The coronavirus pandemic is only the latest thing to make our times interesting. There’s also polarized political discussion, the threat of global warming, and the threat of economic chaos. It’s the time to take good notes. You’re going to want to write about the things that are happening now. To do it  »  Read More

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