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Structuring Stories Really Works !

Posted by on Jun 5, 2012 in Writing Tips | 0 comments

Today, just a short followup on last week’s post, about planning stories. The previous post, about structuring your story, was itself a followup to a previous note I sent to NewsBlaze writers, about layout...

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Plan To Write, Write To A Plan

Posted by on May 25, 2012 in Writing Tips | 0 comments

I planned to write a note about improving stories, and then I found a great post from Copyblogger, Pamela Wilson. Pamela’s story, “A Simple Plan for Writing One Powerful Piece of Online Content per...

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Relative Clauses May Be About Uncles And Aunts

Posted by on Sep 25, 2011 in Editing Tips, Writing Tips | 0 comments

Whether we realize it or not, we all use relative clauses in our grammar. The...

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Formatting Paragraphs For Easy Reading

Posted by on Jul 17, 2011 in Writing Tips | 0 comments

First, The Easy Way When you visit a news site or blog with a long story and...

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Can You Proofread By Scanning?

Posted by on Jun 24, 2011 in Editing Tips | 0 comments

Nothing makes an editor cringe as much as seeing a spelling error in a...

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What Effect Does Affect Have on a Headline?

Posted by on Apr 20, 2011 in Editing Tips | 0 comments

Effect and Affect are similar words, with subtly different, importantly...

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Headline Spelling Errors – How To Make The Editor Cry

Posted by on Apr 9, 2011 in Editing Tips | 1 comment

Nothing makes an editor cringe as much as seeing a spelling error in a...

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