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Spice Up Your Writing With A Sprinkle Of Dashes

It’s excitable, it’s dramatic, it’s useful it’s – the dash. The dash is a peculiar punctuation mark. Many of its uses are duplicated by the colon, but the dash’s zippy panache gives it an advantage in some cases. However, the … Continue reading

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The Reviser’s Toolbox, Part 2

Yesterday, I began a detailed investigation into some writing strategies that deserve a writer’s attention during revision. Today, we’re moving from comparison and contrast to analysis. Analysis is a broad term, and many people use it in a broad sense. … Continue reading

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The Reviser’s Toolbox, Part 1

A while ago, I discussed revision as re-envisioning. Today, I want to explore a specific area that writers re-envision as they revise: organization. In the planning stage, writers establish an organizational blueprint. These blueprints vary in complexity from a hasty … Continue reading

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Writing Power’s Links to Love: March 2

I hope you are having a great weekend. Enjoy this week’s links! 7 Reasons My Life is More Fulfilling | My Super-Charged Life: Realigning the definition of “happiness” and “success” is a great way to start any week. In addition, … Continue reading

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Hack Your Writing By Reading

Writing and reading are two sides of the same very large and complex coin. When you write, you think of your eventual readers (even if the only reader will be you). When you read, you place yourself in the writer’s … Continue reading

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Guest Post For LivSimpl

I wrote a guest post for LivSimpl, a blog that focuses on achieving happiness through simplicity.  If you haven’t ever read it, I hope you’ll check it out. My post is entitled – what else –  “7 Ways to Simplify Your Writing.”  I hope … Continue reading

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Join Writing Power’s Writers’ Circle!

Writing, like exercise, is something many of us want to do more regularly. Just as we hope exercising will improve our fitness, we hope writing will improve our communication skills. Exercise also has less tangible benefits like improved mood and … Continue reading

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How (And Why) To Paraphrase

Paraphrasing is a powerful tool that allows you to do two important things simultaneously. First, it provides a mechanism by through which you can include the ideas of other people. No writer writes in a vacuum. You’re always writing for … Continue reading

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Writing Power’s Links To Love: February 24

 Enjoy this week’s great links! http://lifelearningtoday.com/2008/02/08/the-seven-steps-to-simplicity/ A lovely take on simplicity. What makes you come alive? | Awake At The Wheel | Personal Growth | careers | entrepreneurship | health & happiness  If you want fire-in-the-belly, go-big-or-go-home, you-only-live-once type of … Continue reading

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Make Your Writing Walk The Talk

Holly was staring at the page frowning, her brows knitted together in thought.  That wasn’t a good sign.  Then she smiled, which was an even worse sign.  “You have some good analysis and interesting claims in this article, but there … Continue reading

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