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Desperate for Some Writing Time?

Here’s how you can take advantage of every writing opportunity… Great Places for Writing At the doctor’s office. Instead of reading a magazine, grab your pen and paper (or electronic device) and start writing away. Make a promise to pick up where you left off when your day quiets down. On public transportation. Bus, taxi,…

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Staying Sharp: 8 Tips for Writers & Editors

How Staying Sharp Keeps You Competitive Staying sharp is important—not just for our clients but also for ourselves. Keeping your mind active maintains the connections in your brain and keeps the pathways of learning open like a busy highway. When we stop utilizing those connectors, they become somewhat like dusty, dirt roads. The intersections stop…

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Personification at its Best

Phew! Good thing only the car’s tires were hurt…and amazing that it was able to drive itself safely off the road. Must be all those years of experience behind the wheel. Wish we had more fast-acting, responsible cars like this on the road. Personification is hard at work, yet again.

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Attack of the Giant Fork & Other Advertising Mistakes

Advertising Mistakes that Make You Look Silly Looks like Martello’s decided to use the former business’ advertising as their own. If you look closely, the establishment’s name is handwritten over the top of the last business’ name (Marzella’s with an apostrophe), which also still appears on the map below (Marzellas without an apostrophe). Not to…

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Print on Demand & Other Book Publishing Animals

How Print on Demand Transforms Book Publishing  by Chris Fayers What is Print on Demand? Print on demand (POD). “What is that?” you may ask. Maybe you already know, or perhaps I am preaching to the converted. Print on demand means that you, me, or anyone else can order a single printed copy of any…

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Contest: Guess the Merchant & Win!

Want to win $100 in FREE editing/writing services? Here’s your challenge…guess the merchant displaying these signs and win $50 in FREE editing or writing services. Then identify all of the mistakes and win an additional $50 in FREE services. Are you up for the challenge? Ready, set, go! (Prize money not applicable toward any previous…

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Quotation Marks: Gratuitous Use?

Went to the car wash recently, and look what I saw. Are these quotation marks really necessary? What do you think?