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Insincere writing: a cuttlefish squirting ink

Orwell quote on insincere writing.

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Writing with authenticity

I’ve been writing about authentic living this week (over at my Coaching Wizardry site) which has got me thinking about what we mean by authentic writing too. W.H.Auden said that: “Some writers confuse authenticity, which they ought always to aim at, with originality, which they should never bother about.” But what is this thing called [...]

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Writing with feeling

Chris Garrett is guest writing again at Copyblogger, this time on writing with feeling.  (Regular readers will notice I highlight a lot of the work on the Copyblogger site - it’s just because their stuff is so good.)  He’s making a number of points about how to write with an authentic voice, connecting with your [...]

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The power of blogs to tell our stories

How would you describe ‘blogging’ to someone who didn’t know anything about it?  Liz Strauss has set a challenge to come up with metaphors for blogs and blogging that will help communicate what it’s all about.  I’m a big fan of metaphors so I’m looking forward to… Continue reading

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Is your writing worth reading?

“Know yourself” is a maxim that applies as much to writing as other areas of your life.  That includes asking yourself honestly if your writing, to quote Franklin, is worth reading. Quality writing counts, not least in the business world.  Brian Clark has a great post at Copyblogger applying the wisdom of Benjamin Franklin to [...]

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