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Conjunction, Junction, What’s Your Function: Part 1

Conjunction, Junction, What’s Your Function: Part 1
02 Nov 2009

Writing Conjunctions are an important tool in the English language that allows writers to combine clauses. With conjunctions, you are able to form longer sentences that break up the choppy sound of single clauses. For English learners, conjunctions can be tricky because it involves learning what a clause is before using a conjunction. A clause is a subject and a verb that make a unit, or sentence. For example: “She is dancing.” The subject is ...

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The Writer’s Funk

The Writer’s Funk
30 Oct 2009

Writing Do you have Writer’s Funk? I’m not talking about writer’s block—if you have that you can read Write About Writer’s Block to Get Over Writer’s Block. What I’m talking about is getting in a funk. You have plenty to say, plenty of idea’s mulling around in your head, plenty of material to work from—you just don’t have the desire to write. You say, “But I’m a writer, I’m supposed to ...

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Active and Passive

Active and Passive
26 Oct 2009

Writing Last week I touched upon showing your readers what you have to say rather than just telling them the information as though they are just spectators. Several people made some interesting comments about this topic. One reader said that it was “much more fun for the other party [readers] to “feel” and “see” what you’re telling, instead of just hearing it.” (Klaus @ TechPatio) I love this idea that the readers can be apart of your blog ...

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Show, Don’t Tell

Show, Don’t Tell
19 Oct 2009

Writing Writers always hear the saying “Show, don’t tell”. Great advice, but most of the time there isn’t sufficient information to back up this advice to make it click. When writing your blog you want to show your readers what’s happening, not just tell them what has happened. Why does this matter? Showing your readers what’s going on rather than telling them what transpired gives the reader a chance to be involved in the ...

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Why Improving & Increasing Vocabulary is Important

Why Improving & Increasing Vocabulary is Important
30 Sep 2009

Writing Are you happy with your vocabulary? I mean really happy with it? Or does it leave you feeling like you’re missing something the rest of the word has a grasp on? Are you intimidated when you hear other people use big, fancy words that you aren’t familiar with? Having an extensive, dictionary-like vocabulary isn’t necessary, but it is good to have an expanded vocabulary. This will not only improve your speech, but your writing as ...

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Finding Your Wasted Time – Time Management Series – Part 1

Finding Your Wasted Time – Time Management Series – Part 1
28 Sep 2009

Writing Do you find yourself running out of time more than you should? How often are you stuck time-crunching a deadline? I’ve been looking into my own time management, or mismanagement as it sometimes feels, and thought other bloggers, writers or people who work from home may have the same issues and obstacles. Do you know where your time goes? You can’t effectively manage your time until you know where it’s going. Take a few days to ...

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Using WordPress as a Creative Writing Inspirational Tool

Using WordPress as a Creative Writing Inspirational Tool
09 Sep 2009

Writing WordPress is probably the most widely used blogging platform available today. It’s loaded with tons of features, widgets, plugins, and it’s extremely versatile and customizable. Most bloggers will agree that WordPress is simply the best. Today, I want to share with you how you can use WordPress as an inspirational tool for your creative writing. Most of us generally choose a theme related to the type of blog we write on a daily ...

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