Archive for Writing

Things Are Looking Up. Yes, You Can End Your Sentence with a Preposition

| March 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

Have you ever been lectured on “proper grammar” only to think, “Who talks like that? This can’t be right.” You may have been onto something. Perhaps your English teacher didn’t have all of the answers.

Don’t Market Danger When You’re Selling Fun

| February 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

There are times when you need a specific word and a synonym won’t do the trick. Just because a word has the same or a similar definition, it doesn’t mean it will always make sense. In some cases, the wrong word changes the entire meaning of an idea – and that can kill your marketing.

Avoiding the Rabbit Hole: Being Productive without Killing Creativity

| February 12, 2013 | 3 Comments

Have you ever been working on one project when an unrelated spark of genius pops into your head? What do you do? If you ignore the idea and keep working, you may miss a moment of brilliance. If you switch to the new idea, you may fall behind on your project. What should you do with your idea? Park it.

Setting Goals: The Rebirth of a Grammar Snob

| January 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

Creating New Year’s resolutions is easy; following them can be hard. Increase your chances of successfully meeting your resolutions by creating specific and measurable goals. Discover how I am using SMART goals to give this blog a new start.

Guest Blogging: Giving Away my Services, but for a Good Reason

| March 11, 2011 | 4 Comments

As of today, there are only two other blog posts on this blog. In fact, my website as a whole currently only has a few basic pages. Yes, I know that I need to devote time to my own marketing (I tend to serve myself last – as many people do). However, I have taken [...]

The Birth of a Grammar Snob

| January 14, 2011 | 1 Comments

My mother was a kick-ass secretary. She was all about proper grammar in writing. I often heard her complain about the writing skills of some of the engineers for whom she worked. Growing up, I knew that my school work should not have grammatical errors. It was just “sloppy” work. No matter what job I [...]

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