Writing Practice – Do Your Own Photo Stories…

October 30, 2014 – 8:50 pm Over the years I have received many e-mails from visitors to my writing help websites asking me something like, “How can I improve my writing in English?” My standard answer has always been “… practice, practice, and more practice.” I still think that is the best advice, but the problem ...

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Well Written Meeting Minutes Are Mission-Critical

September 28, 2014 – 6:00 pm My online article about how to write good minutes of meetings continues to be one of the most popular subjects among visitors to my main writing help website. About three years ago, I posted an article about that subject on this blog which was actually an abridged version of a ...

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Common Irregular Verbs (2)

August 28, 2014 – 1:31 pm A few months ago I started this little mini-series on the use and abuse of irregular verbs in English. Here’s the second installment: The English language is famous (or infamous!) for its many irregular verbs. For irregular verbs, most dictionaries list all of the irregular forms along with the base ...

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Don’t Forget To Write Goodbye

July 30, 2014 – 2:52 pm I have noticed that one of the most frequently visited pages on my main writing help website is the sample goodbye letter. The template that I have posted there is a typical farewell letter of the type that I recommend you write whenever you are leaving one organization to take ...

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Writing the Friendly Thank You Letter

June 30, 2014 – 12:38 pm During my lifetime I have found that lasting long-term friendships are among the most significant aspects of life. One very important part of maintaining a long lasting friendship is making sure that you properly and appropriately thank your friends after you have spent time with them, especially if they were ...

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Always Use A Sample Letter

May 28, 2014 – 11:48 am Two of the most popular pages on my Writing Help Central website contain links to dozens of real-life sample letters for both personal and business situations. The fact that these pages are some of the most visited on the website is a good thing because it means that many people ...

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Common Irregular Verbs (1)

March 26, 2014 – 3:22 pm The English language is famous (or infamous!) for its many irregular verbs. For irregular verbs, most dictionaries list all of the irregular forms along with the base form of the verb. If you aren’t sure whether a verb is regular or irregular, and the dictionary only lists the base ...

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How To Overcome Writer’s Block

February 27, 2014 – 2:44 pm One of the most serious problems that many of us face on an almost daily basis is the problems that arise when faced with a blank page or screen. In fact, there’s nothing much worse in the office or school environment than having to deal with the dreaded “writer’s block” ...

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Commonly Confused Words/Terms – No. 9

January 30, 2014 – 11:44 am This is the 9th and final installment in my ongoing series of words and/or terms that are commonly confused in everyday writing and speaking. Some of these words/terms are used in informal speech as "colloquialisms" but should not be used in most types of formal writing. As I said, this is final ...

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Writing Help Top 10 – 2013

December 30, 2013 – 12:13 pm This is my usual year-end blog post. During 2013 more than 3.5 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 year-end post to The Write Place Blog I am giving you ...

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