A roadmap for writing

‘Write Away’ by Elizabeth George You’ll often hear writers talk about the value (or...

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On being a word nerd. A word nerd, I be.

I’ve just finished reading ‘The story of be: A verb’s-eye view of the English...

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Being specific with modifiers

I’m often troubled by vague modifiers (things that describe something else within the...

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Break at your own risk: Genre conventions and why we need them

My attention has been side-tracked recently by two real estate signs that break conventions Both...

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Skills and experience rejected by an algorithm

Today I’m feeling the crushing weight of rejection And I’m reasonably confident that the...

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Why I signed up to PlainLanguagePro

Like most people in business, I get a seemingly endless trail of messages from people offering to...

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Give this lid some coffee!

Simple coffee promotion creates both success and environmental concerns I’ve got a little...

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Going public about business difficulties

Small business is tough Keeping the doors open can be a challenge, and it’s one that I’ve been...

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Competitors and social media: Do you share or block?

I’m increasingly interested in the communication that occurs between competitors We live in an...

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