(If you'd rather listen, here's the audio.) To paraphrase the classic song, "We're just wild about Harry." For Brits and Yanks, the May 19, 2018 wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle is still on our minds as this posts 18 days later. If you are a writer, you can use this topic tomorrow or 10 years from now. Readers will still know who Harry and … [Read more...] about ‘Newsjacking’ Harry and Meghan
OK ... nuthin' difficult here, today. Just a new monthly feature on the website (Fun Holiday) and a cute joke: What does a snail say when he's riding on the back of a turtle? He says, "Whe-e-e-e!" (Nope. It doesn't take much to entertain me.) World Turtle Day For those freelancers who might need a 'different' type of news story to offer a client, check … [Read more...] about Happy World Turtle Day
Something a little different this time out: I'm giving you a writing assignment, instead of the other way around! Come with me on an adventure. Sometimes, the strangest things remind us of our parents' sacrifice for the family. We miss it until we are "...all growed up," as Bruce Willis says in the movie Armageddon. Case in point ... The Husband and I … [Read more...] about Moms: Small moves. Lots of love.
For those of us in the U.S., don't forget to check out local activities around the National Day of Prayer this Thursday, May 3, 2018. (For historical information: http://www.nationaldayofprayer.org/history) The theme, this year: Ephesians 4:3 - "Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace." … [Read more...] about National Day of Prayer in U.S.
“A YEAR? To write a blog post?” My friend’s eyes were deer-in-headlights big, and his eyebrows shot up. Way up. The same thing has probably happened to you. Others rarely understand the complexity of our work. They don't see the details behind 'Task A,' and they've never heard of 'Task H.' However, we deal with A-through-Z on a regular basis. Keeping … [Read more...] about 5 Steps to ‘Non-Overwhelm’
No! Don’t listen to Obi-Wan! Don’t 'move along.' It’s time we face the music on these words, because we tend to spell (and say) their plural forms incorrectly. When I see these in clients' files, it takes time to correct them. Of course, this means more cost to the writer. If you keep an eye out for these plural puzzlers, you can save time and money when … [Read more...] about Plural Puzzlers