Tag Archives: words

20 ways to cut your words and help to save the planet

“Clutter is the disease of… writing. We are a society strangling in unnecessary words, circular constructions, pompous frills and meaningless jargon” (William Zinsser) Writers and writing coaches like to rail against flabby writing. But what if this verbal clutter wasn’t just getting in the way of us writing with clarity and style – what if [...]

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Getting clear on solutions: the writing coach business

I’m working on ways to improve the way I write about my own business (do you have days like that too?) Earlier this week I was reading Liz Strauss on ways to market your business. She was talking about business strategy too - like not inventing a new and better product just because you can. [...]

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Clarity: the power of one (audio show)

As some of you will know I’ve been thinking of ways to encourage people to take part in Blog Action Day next week (15th October). Getting ready for my own writing on the day both here and at Joyful Jubilant Learning I started wondering about ways that clarity can help us write with confidence on [...]

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A focus on clarity

Have you ever noticed how we start to see new things just by changing focus?  I shifted my blogging focus a week ago and whereas I’d been stumbling across thinking on authenticity throughout September the blogosphere seems to have been awash with pieces on clarity in the last seven days. Here’s a selection of the [...]

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Your life as a building

Have you ever thought of your life as a building before?  No?  Me neither.  But that’s the question I got asked yesterday by Robert Hruzek at Middle Zone Musings.  He’s been musing about how we construct things - how much time we spend planning compared to how much effort most of us put into the [...]

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