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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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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