Believe it or not, the TV drama Blue Bloods can teach us about writing better emails and improving our writing generally). Here are some lessons we can learn from the show.
The film Rudy can teach us a lot about courage, perseverance and setting achievable goals.
The author says that to many of us, writing feels linear. However, he said it should be viewed as solving a puzzle to make the writing process more creative and enjoyable.
Do you ever struggle with writer’s block? The author, who writes for a living, shares some advice about methods he uses (as well as some things not to do) to help with fighting writer’s block.
Modern life in developed nations has become so routinely amazing that it’s easy to take it for granted. So let’s reflect for a minute on how much our lives are improved by things like these.
Don’t get so stuck on a tiny, trivial issue that you can’t move onto the things that matter.
We’ve all learned that if you have a question, you should ask it, because chances are at least a few other people have the same question. The author describes why this is always important, even during times in which you feel shy about asking.
The spell-check, auto-correct and voice-recognition programs on your phone, email, word processor and other tools can be useful — but they’re not replacements for a thorough review of your work before you send it out.
Do you track your accomplishments? The author says that doing this could actually prove to be counterproductive in the long run.
What can you learn from an Army combat instructor about leadership and advancing in your career? As the author illustrates, more than you might imagine. Here are three tips that will help you not only in your job but in your day-to-day approach to life.