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Write from the heart

There are some tips and techniques you can learn to develop and improve your writing style.  To iron out mistakes.  To become a more confident writer.  Some of them I’m writing about here.  Some you can find in books.  Check out on the net.  But there’s one thing no amount of advice can teach you.  [...]

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I hate spam as much as you do.  So you can be sure that I’ll never rent, sell, share or give your email details to any other party. You’ll also find an ‘unsubscribe’ link at the foot of every email from me so you can easily remove your name from the mailing list… Continue reading

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How to write without limits

Are you aware of your writing beliefs? One of the things we learn from coaching and NLP is the power of our beliefs.  They are not facts, but we tend to treat them as if they were.  They become the rules we live by.  They also act as self-fulfilling prophecies.  Joseph O’Connor in the NLP [...]

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When a spellchecker can’t help

Spellcheckers are great for picking up mistyped words and obvious misspellings.  But don’t fall into the trap of relying on a spellchecker to pick up all your language glitches.  Some words will fall through the gaps. Words, for example, that sound the same but are spelt differently and have different meanings (“homonyms”).  All the computer [...]

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Not sure of a word? Look it up

If you’re not sure of a word - its spelling, or its meaning - why not get into the habit of looking it up in a dictionary?  Looking up unfamiliar words can help build both vocabulary and your confidence as a reader, speller and writer. Most people have a dictionary in the office or at [...]

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