Make Sure Your Words and Phrases Flow…

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

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 ...

Never Write A Proposal From Scratch

Monday, June 29th, 2015

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 ...

7 Key Letter Writing Essentials

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

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 ...

Writing Help Top 10 – 2014

Tuesday, December 30th, 2014

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 ...

Writing Practice – Do Your Own Photo Stories…

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

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 ...

How To Overcome Writer’s Block

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

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” ...

Writing Help Top 10 – 2013

Monday, December 30th, 2013

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 ...

Two-Word Verbs (3) – The List Goes On…

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

I posted the first two parts of my two-word verb list in October 2012 (those starting with letters a to g); and in March 2013 (for the letters h to q). This final installment covers those two-word verbs that start with letters r to w. As I pointed out in ...

Writing Help Top 10 – 2012

Sunday, December 30th, 2012

During 2012 more than 4 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 the top ten most popular writing help ...

Commonly Confused Words/Terms – No. 5

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

Here’s the next one in my ongoing series about common errors used in everyday English. It’s another excerpt from my “list” of words and/or terms that I notice are commonly confused in everyday writing and speaking. Some of these words/terms are used in informal speech as “colloquialisms” but should not be ...