Category Archives: words

10 Tips To Help You Write More Effective Emails By Amanda Patterson

  Because the world conducts most of its business via emails, it seems like a good idea to know how to write them. Effective emails can be the key to success in business. Younger audiences are even more likely to … Continue reading

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7 Favorite Keyboard Shortcuts By Bob Hostetler

I’m not as computer savvy as my adult children are (who among us is?), but I spend a lot of time on the computer, writing, editing, emailing, and more. So I rely on keyboard shortcuts to work faster and smarter. … Continue reading

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Please Don’t Tell Me My Spell Checker Is Wrong

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What’s Holding You Back? by Peter Leavell

Your initial decision to be a writer creates new voices in your head. Singling out the voices and listing them here would take a lifetime and consume more data than the Google server can hold, which is, according to Google, … Continue reading

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Building Compelling Characters By Henry Mclaughlin

How do we build characters our readers want to follow? How do we engage the reader at an emotional level to where she will want to stay with them through the entire story? There are a slew of books, articles, … Continue reading

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My Five Star Fiction for 2018

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7 Tips to Make You a More Observant Writer by Edie Melson

By and large writers are an observant lot. Things others might brush over or miss entirely stay with us, sparking ideas that blossom and grow. An overheard conversation can lead us to the plot of entire book. But like any … Continue reading

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