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Getting Your Writing To Flow, Part 5: Tone

This is part five in a five-part series. The fifth installment in “Getting Your Writing to Flow” (in case you’ve missed them, here are parts one, two, three, and four) focuses on an issue that is at once more global … Continue reading

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Seek And Destroy Your Writing Style Enemies

 This is part four in the five-part series “Getting Your Writing To Flow.” The previous entries in this series focused on ways that structure affects flow.  I provided tips for structuring sentences and paragraphs (both a paragraph’s topic/wrap-up sentence and … Continue reading

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We’re Back!

Hi, everyone — Happy Valentine’s Day to all!  Some major winter weather put Writing Power on hold for the last 48 hours, but we are back. So look forward to two posts today.  Thanks for your patience. Cheers, Loren — Writing Power

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A Quotation From Joseph Heller

“Every writer I know has trouble writing.” — Joseph Heller

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How To Make Your Paragraphs Flow

This is part three of a five-part series. Thus far in our exploration of the phenomenon of “writing that flows,” we have been working at the sentence-to-sentence level of flow.  We have considered the importance of establishing continuity between sentences … Continue reading

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Links To Love — February 10

   Enjoy this week’s links! How to double your productivity (series) at Personal Development with The Positivity Blog – This is a solid collection of basic productivity advice.  I’m not saying it’s new information: you’ll find much of the same advice … Continue reading

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A Quotation From F. L. Lucas

“And how is clarity to be achieved? Mainly by taking trouble; and by writing to serve people rather than to impress them.” — F. L. Lucas, Style (London: Cassell, 1955), p. 76.

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Getting Your Writing To Flow, Part 2: Details

This is part two of a five-part series. In the previous article, I began a detailed examination of what makes writing flow. The most important thing to understand about flow is that it results from looking at your writing from … Continue reading

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Getting Your Writing To Flow, Part 1

This is part one of a five-part series. “Flow” is an interesting concept. Among productivity gurus, “flow” most often refers to that elusive sweet spot within work where you’re getting things done with maximum efficiency and effectiveness. People used to … Continue reading

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Writing As Personal Development

I have been thinking a lot recently about the intersection between writing and personal development. How does writing influence personal development, and what is there to gain by thinking about them together? What I have concluded so far is that … Continue reading

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