Tag Archives: words

How do you know when you’ve got to the point

I was writing the other day about ‘telling it in ten’, my (current) top tip for confident writing.  The gist of it was learning to stand back from your writing and identify the key message - which should be tellable in ten words or less.  One of the comments on this post reminded me of [...]

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Writing across continents: celebrating blog day

This time last year I didn’t know anything about blogging beyond my son’s travel blog from Ghana that I followed (avidly).  Now I’m well and truly bitten by the blogging bug and am happily looking forward to ‘blog day’ on the 31st August - a day to discover new… Continue reading

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Ten words to tell it: my best confident writing tip

One of the things I enjoy most about blog writing is the comments, connections, conversations and questions that flow from it.  It’s an open rather than a closed form of a writing.  And some of the best comments and questions come back to prompt, challenge, inspire - and sometimes even haunt - you.  I got [...]

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Writing with responsibility

Responsibility is one of the 12 ingredients of confident writing. Writing with responsibility includes: Taking responsibility for your words.  Managing your writing and the words that you use.  Learning from mistakes and looking for ways to improve your writing.  Accepting responsibility for the impact of our words and  Continue reading

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Writing with curiosity

Curiosity is one of the 12 ingredients of confident writing. Writing with curiosity includes: Curiosity about words, ideas, meaning and the connections between words.  A willingness to explore.  A love of learning.  An open mind and a listening ear.  A sense of wonderment, creativity and fun.  Curiosity about Continue reading

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