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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Never Write A Proposal From Scratch

June 29, 2015 – 9:25 pm A very important lesson I have learned over the years is that one should never write any type of proposal document from scratch. It’s way too hard and just not necessary anymore. This is something I learned the hard way many years ago, after slaving away to write my first ...

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Personal and Business Letters – The Top Ten

May 31, 2015 – 3:06 pm As webmaster of a number of writing help websites, over the years I have come to understand that all written letters can be divided into two broad categories: personal letters or business letters. This article contains my definitions of both personal letters and business letters, and provides links to samples ...

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The Most Misused Words…

April 30, 2015 – 2:13 pm Over the years I have written a number of blog posts lamenting the poor English usage that I see and hear all around me every day. Yes, the language is alive and constantly growing and evolving, so I do try to let a lot of things go. I do understand ...

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Common Irregular Verbs (4)

March 30, 2015 – 9:08 am In March, August and November of last year I published the first three installments of my mini-series on the use and abuse of irregular verbs in English. Here’s the fourth and second last installment: The English language is famous (or infamous!) for its many irregular verbs. For irregular verbs, most ...

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Secrets For Writing Better Business Reports

February 26, 2015 – 10:06 pm Writing a business report can be one of the most difficult writing tasks we face, whether it's for work business or school business. In fact, people often cringe at the thought of writing a "business report". Granted, these are somewhat more complicated than business letters, but if approached in ...

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7 Key Letter Writing Essentials

January 29, 2015 – 10:50 am The main reason why I started my network of writing help websites more than a decade ago was to provide people with practical letter writing help. Even though I later branched out to cover a wider variety of writing-related and publishing-related subjects, letter writing is still the number one subject ...

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Writing Help Top 10 – 2014

December 30, 2014 – 2:14 pm During 2014 more than 3 million people from over 220 countries visited my various writing help websites looking for information and templates to help them with their writing projects. So, in my usual year-end post to The Write Place Blog I am giving you the Top Ten most popular writing ...

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Common Irregular Verbs (3)

November 30, 2014 – 5:18 pm In March and August of this year I published the first two installments of my mini-series on the use and abuse of irregular verbs in English. Here’s the third installment: The English language is famous (or infamous!) for its many irregular verbs. For irregular verbs, most dictionaries list all of ...

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