Posts filed under: Writing

One of the easiest ways to keep your copy fresh and readable is to ensure you don’t keep using the same word repeatedly. That can be easier said than done when you find yourself constantly writing on the same subject....
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My 12 year old son is mulling over whether to do Latin in school. I did Latin at O level (yes, I’m that old) and it was my favourite subject. If you’re a language fiend, like I am, it’s a...
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Every so often, I get asked one of these questions: “Why does it matter if my writing is bad/my spelling is poor / my grammar is wrong? As long as people can understand what I mean, who cares?” I think...
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When people find out what I do for a living, they often ask me a grammar question. I’m never quite sure whether it’s to catch me out, or whether it’s something that’s been bothering them for a while but they...
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We’ve all done it….stared at a blank screen, unable to think of a word to write. Here are six ways to get over that and start to type. 1)     Don’t start at the beginning Do you agonise over your intro?...
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One topic we often discuss at Sentence Works courses is how to get people to open your emails. There is a lot of debate about subject lines, but one thing that’s often overlooked is the “from” line. You might think...
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by Adrian Monti As a journalist and content writer, I find myself writing about anything and everything. This year I’ve already written about, among many other things, futuristic healthcare,  trail running shoes and testing your own sperm (yes, really). Part...
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If you have been asked to interview someone for a story in a company newsletter, press release, blog or some other web content, it can feel pretty daunting if you haven’t done it before. In a way it’s a ‘chat’...
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Many of us are trying to lose the flab after Christmas – but have you ever thought of applying that to your writing? There’s no excuse for flabby writing. Unnecessary words can annoy your reader by increasing the time they...
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Many of us spend ages trying to think of a brilliant introduction to our blogs and that’s absolutely the right thing to do. A good intro will grab the reader’s attention, making them want to read on. If your intro...
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