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Top 7 Benefits of Writing Publications

Top 7 Benefits of Writing Publications

When you are sitting in front of a computer trying to write publications, you may wonder, “Is this really worth it?” Keep in mind these benefits when you question whether you should attempt to get something published. In this post, publications means articles and...

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Make the Comma Your Friend

Make the Comma Your Friend

A comma may be a little squiggle, but it does a lot for your writing. It adds meaning, clarity, elegance, and, in some cases, beauty to your writing. Its absence can bore or confuse the reader. Comma usage is loaded with rules, and it’s a good idea to study them....

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A “She” is not a “They”

A “She” is not a “They”

Maybe. Are you confusing singular and plural forms in the same sentence? And is this really wrong? Grammar rarely enters the world of culture and politics. Pronouns are a notable exception to this generality. Prior to the 1970s, the default pronoun was “he.” “If a...

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Why shorter is better when it comes to books

Why shorter is better when it comes to books

When we read something, we don’t pay much attention to subjects like long sentences, paragraphs, and chapters—until they interfere with our reading. That’s the point at which the writer is in danger of losing his or her audience. You don’t want that point to come....

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What is a ghostwriter?

What is a ghostwriter?

To understand what a ghostwriter does, it helps to understand what she does not do. Ghostwriters aren’t proofreaders, copyeditors, or developmental editors, although some ghostwriters perform all of these services as well. A proofreader goes through a manuscript for...

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Sentence Fragments – Are They Always Wrong?

Sentence Fragments – Are They Always Wrong?

            Also known as incomplete sentences, fragments are generally frowned on in the English language. Exceptions exist, and I’ll get to them later. Defining sentence fragments First, let’s define a sentence fragment. It’s a sentence...

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Is Independent Publishing for You?

Is Independent Publishing for You?

When you tell people you know that you’re writing a book, you’re likely to get a lot of unasked-for opinions. They may ask you if you plan on independent publishing or approaching a traditional publisher. Some will offer their views about traditional publishing. “It’s...

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How A Business Blog Can Help Your Business to Grow

How A Business Blog Can Help Your Business to Grow

A business blog is your opportunity to let potential clients know who you are and how you can help them. The most immediate effect of a business blog is to provide a method of sharing free content that demonstrates your expertise. It shares information to establish...

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Common Writing Errors: Don’t Make These Mistakes

Common Writing Errors: Don’t Make These Mistakes

In an age of texting and emoticons, it is easy to make writing mistakes. When communication can be as brief as “?,” grammar may seem like something that only old and uptight people find necessary. (Like me.) At some point this may become true, but we’re not there yet....

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