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Any tips on editing?

One of the challenges I am having with my non-fiction book Juggling Life, Kids & You is that I keep on editing it and editing it and editing it. Will I ever be able to stop? I open the file daily now and re-read the last paragraph that I edited the day before, and change … Continue reading

Note 362 – Seeing human errors as learning opportunities

The way I would I describe a human error is one that is made by a person rather than a computer (or similar); however, I’m not sure that’s the right definition. From my research today, there are many explanations of the expression human error. I like About.com‘s definition which is “when a person makes a … Continue reading

Note 357 – The approach to taking time off from your daily blog

With only nine days of my writing challenge to go….I feel like it’s going to be the longest nine days ever!  Anyway, enough of the rant!  If you have a daily blog like me, you may choose to post your blog at about the same time each day and feel like there is no break between one day and the next … Continue reading

Note 347 – A writer’s decision to change direction

The point that I bounced around yesterday was that when you are reviewing the writing challenges you have set yourself (or any type of challenge for that matter) you should feel confident about changing your direction.  It feels good to commit yourself to something you love doing and then pour all your time and effort into it, but not so good when … Continue reading

Note 346 – Reviewing writing challenges and goals

Imagine this – you are in the middle of a challenge that you set yourself and you can’t break free for fear of failing, or letting others down. Failing what? Letting who down? If you set the goal, you can change the following things about it: Where the new goal post is e.g. change it … Continue reading

Note 343 – Expressing gratitude through writing

To feel happy you might choose to think or write about feeling happy. One way to ensure that you get into this frame of mind daily is to keep a gratitude journal – somewhere you write about what you are thankful and grateful for. This could be a book, a piece of paper or a … Continue reading

Note 342 – Can writing promote everyday happiness?

When you have something on your mind, you can do a number of things – the main ones being: Keep it to yourself Talk to others Write it down But, which is the best way, or is it different for each person?  Which method encourages more feelings of happiness?  I’ve just started reading :59 seconds by Professor Richard … Continue reading

Note 339 – What is a copywriter?

I’ve often wondered what a copywriter actually does and thought I would do a bit of research today.  Copywriting or ‘writing copy’ is the act of writing or editing content for a living.  “Commercial writers or copywriters have been around since the world became literate” says Allena Tapia in her post What exactly is a copywriter? (About.com).  She explains that the ‘content’ they … Continue reading

Note 338 – My blog is my frog…

You may remember from Note 336 – The 7 advantages and 7 disadvantages of daily blogging, that I always tend to leave the task of ‘writing or editing my blog posts’ until late at night (which isn’t always my most productive time).  Now, I’d like to introduce you to a book I read a couple of years ago … Continue reading

Note 323 – Eight writing books as a source of information

As a blogger of daily writing tips, I need to make sure that my source of information is not only trustworthy, but written in a way that’s easy to follow and understand.  There are so many books, websites and magazines offering such information and it’s easy to spend all day looking things up.  I only have … Continue reading

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