Category Archives: Writing resources

A general assortment of resources to help you express your ideas

It pays to pay attention to current customers

This week, we have a reminder that we should focus on the customer. The trap is that it is too easy to forget that we are very similar to everyone else. An idea may be fascinating, special, or original. That … Continue reading

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How the most common deathbed regrets can improve your writing

Here is another perspective on how to improve your writing. Visit my websites via the links at the top of this page.

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Talking about plagiarism

Plagiarism is a big issue. It can get you into a lot of trouble. This post is aimed at editors and proofreaders, but it has useful information for everyone about avoiding plagiarism. Visit my websites via the links at the … Continue reading

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Is blogging is a good use of your time?

Today we have a discussion about whether blogging is a good use of your time. Visit my websites via the links at the top of this page.

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5 manufacturing processes that could inspire your writing

Sometimes you can learn from a discipline other than your own. Here is a post that tries to learn from five manufacturing processes that could inspire your writing. Visit my websites via the links at the top of this page.

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7 Tips to increase your email speed

There is some common sense in this post about 7 tips to increase your email speed. It is the modern equivalent of the old rule. Handle every piece of paper once. Do it, delegate it, or file it under “B” … Continue reading

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Increase your writing productivity with time-based task lists

We all need more time to get things done. This time-based task list idea might be worth a try. If you find it works, do leave a comment so we all know! Visit my websites via the links at the … Continue reading

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10 tips for effective email

Here are a few common sense reminders about how to get results from your emails. Visit my websites via the links at the top of this page.

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How to avoid saying “good” too often

Sometimes we all get stuck on a word. I’ve just been working on an academic book where the author used “need” three times in one sentence. That is an extreme example. Usually it is the same word that appears regularly … Continue reading

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33 commonly misunderstood words and phrases

Today’s post is a mixture. Some of these 33 commonly misunderstood words and phrases are regular stars of these sorts of articles, like the difference between lie and lay. Others are new to me, and while I can see how things can … Continue reading

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