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“Who kidnapped these two words?!”

“Who kidnapped these two words?!”

Don't you think we need a break from the intensive January and February posts? Yeah, I agree. Here ya go. I don't often jump on my writing rebel soapbox (not here, anyway 😎 ). But, today is different. 'Cause this is creepy. Invasion of the Body Snatchers weird. A...

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National Pasta Day!

National Pasta Day!

'Newsjack' alert for writers: National Pasta Day is fast approaching. According to the National Pasta Day website: “Marco Polo did not discover pasta in Asia and take it to Italy. Early Romans used a very simple flour and water dough: pasta is Italian for ‘dough.’”...

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Give your proofer a break!

Give your proofer a break!

“What’s the hardest part about being a proofer?” My answer always surprises people. It's not doing the work. “The hardest part is convincing people they need a proofer, and having them listen once we're hired!” (Remember the story on my 'Home' page?) Crickets During...

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It’s Left-Handers’ Day

Hey, freelance journalists, here's a 'newsjack' idea for you: Have schools' attitudes about left-handers changed? When my dad grew up, schools forced retraining of ‘southpaws.’ Or tried to, until they came up against Gramma Mary. 😎 She intervened and embraced...

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Rescue your proofing budget!

Rescue your proofing budget!

Do you remember that D+ report in high school? The one with sentence fragments and wrong words in place of the right ones? Yeah. That report. Mom wasn't happy. Let me help you avoid this problem and save money on proofing your company documentation. ’Cause in the real...

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It’s National French Fry Day

Freelance writers: an interesting ‘newsjack’ for ya! OK ... who'da thunk it? There's an honest-to-goodness fun holiday celebrating French fries. I'm sure all you freelance writers out there have your own story about this crunchy treat. 'Newsjack' this idea! Here's my...

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“Say WHAT?!”

As a proofer, I sometimes shake my head in wonder and chuckle at word problems. This headline, for example: How Much it Costs for a Family to Live in 20 U.S. Cities "Say what?!" I thought it was difficult paying our bills, but 20 different places to keep up? The...

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International Axe Throwing Day

Are you looking for a different-angle news story? I think I can help you with that. Take a look at my Fun Holiday, this month. Hurry to get it on the schedule, because International Axe Throwing Day is coming up on Wednesday. This sport takes skill, helps with...

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‘Newsjacking’ Harry and Meghan

‘Newsjacking’ Harry and Meghan

To paraphrase the classic song, "We're just wild about H-a-r-r-y." 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...

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Happy World Turtle Day

Happy World Turtle Day

OK  ... nuthin' difficult here, today. Just a new 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...

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Plural Puzzlers

   No! Don’t listen to Obi-Wan! Don’t 'move along.' It’s time we face the...

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