Archive | June, 2007

Make comments part of your writing routine

Mike Sansone at Converstations (a resource-rich blog if ever there was one) has been sharing the secret of getting back into his blogging rhythm: go for a warm up first.  The technique he’s been using is to spend the first 15-20 minutes of the hour set aside for blog writing to respond to comments on [...]

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What I learned from writing at work

Most of the writing that we have to produce and consume happens at work. Maybe I’ve had more experience than most with jobs writing correspondence, notes of committee meetings, briefing papers, annual reports, speeches, policy papers, press releases, statements for parliament, e-mails, internal memos… in various jobs in the… Continue reading

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“Continue Reading”: do you click the link?

When I started blog writing I used the post continuation (or extended body) form for longer posts, which generates a “continue reading” link to open up the second half.  As a new blog reader I was also quite happy to click on the “keep reading” link on other people’s posts.  As time’s gone on I’ve [...]

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Writing with a purpose

I’ve written before about the benefits of writing with a purpose.  Being aware of your intention in writing, of the values that are driving your work, can help you overcome blocks and barriers and write with greater confidence. This principle also applies when you’re writing for yourself or writing at work.  There’s a useful article [...]

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The perils of running a writing blog

I’ve known ever since I started this blog that I was bound to get picked up on a style point before too long, or to make one of the classic grammatical errors that make you look dumb.  (I don’t worry about this at all when I’m blogging at Coaching Wizardry - I just get on [...]

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