Two Hundred Thousand Subscribers and Counting…

April 29, 2016 – 6:25 pm Time certainly does fly! It’s hard to believe that 15+ years have gone by since I offered my first free “writing help” courses via e-mail! In fact, over the past 15 years or so, more than 200,000 people in 220+ countries have signed up for one or more of my ...

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Proper Preposition Phrases

March 30, 2016 – 1:23 pm On a daily basis, I see and/or hear improper preposition usage. In fact, it drives me crazy when I hear supposedly well educated people on national radio and TV misuse common prepositions in their reporting of the news and current events. Just to be clear as to what I’m talking about ...

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Writing A Good Resume Is Essential

February 27, 2016 – 4:13 pm Making sure that you have a well written resume (or curriculum vitae) is always important. If you don’t take the time and trouble required to craft a good resume you will be sabotaging yourself. In fact, your resume or CV is likely to be one of the most important documents ...

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How To Keep A Letter On One Page

January 28, 2016 – 5:32 pm One of the key pieces of advice I include in all of my letter writing kits is that you should always try hard to keep a letter on a single page. In fact, about five years ago I made a post to this blog on that very subject. This article ...

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Writing Help Top 10 – 2015

December 30, 2015 – 2:18 pm During 2015 more than 2.5 million people from over 220 countries visited my various writing help websites looking for information and templates to help them with writing projects of every type. As usual, my year-end post to The Write Place Blog lists for you the Top Ten most popular writing help ...

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How To Write A Reference Letter

November 30, 2015 – 10:49 am At some point in life, many of us are asked by someone we know to write a general character reference letter on their behalf. If you haven’t been asked yet, it is likely you will be at some point. In fact, keyword searches and direct requests for information and samples ...

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How Not To Write A Letter

October 29, 2015 – 9:44 pm Just yesterday I was asked to review a letter that had been written on behalf of an organization with which I am involved. Sadly, if I was grading it, I would have to give it a mark of 6 out of 10, at best. This particular letter was addressed to ...

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Common Irregular Verbs (5)

September 29, 2015 – 2:16 pm This is the final post in my series about the proper use of common irregular verbs in English. The previous post I did on this subject was back in March of this year. To find the others, just enter the term “irregular verbs” into the Search Box which is located ...

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Make Sure Your Words and Phrases Flow…

August 26, 2015 – 12:43 pm A common weakness I see almost everywhere in day-to-day writing is poor logical flow from one idea or point to the next. This usually takes the form of a bunch of seemingly unrelated phrases thrown together with little or no sense of sequence, continuity, logic, or relativity. Not only can ...

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Complaint Letters Always Get Action

July 30, 2015 – 10:40 am There is an old expression that states “the squeaky wheel always gets the grease”. My overwhelming experience over the years proves that this is absolutely true! If you don’t express your concern about a problem or issue to someone in charge, things will never change. I have also found that ...

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