Tag: Writing

Life After Retirement

April 24, 2018 3:53 PM , Updated May 3, 2018 3:44 PM
Life After Retirement

What are your plans for spending your time after retirement? The author tells his story of how he became a published author after his federal career.

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Take Charge, Be Active, and Be Honest

January 20, 2016 6:19 PM

The author says that when we write, it’s important to be active and take command of the words we write to make them our own. He illustrates this point with some examples of passive statements designed to deflect blame from the individuals making them.

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Writing It Tight And Getting To The Point

January 7, 2016 5:42 PM

The author says that when it comes to writing, it’s important to get to the point quickly and then back it up with details. He explains what he means and why this is important.

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Details, Details, Details…

October 1, 2015 5:28 PM

The author recounts his experience teaching writing skills to some new employees at the Energy Department. He found that stressing the importance of the use of details helped them to overcome their problems with writing effectively.

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Why Writing Is Like Solving a Puzzle – And Why That’s Good News For You

September 3, 2015 6:04 PM

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.

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Got Writer’s Block? Here Are 3 Things That Work Every Time

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.

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Are You Drowning in a Teaspoon of Water?

March 17, 2015 4:08 AM

Don’t get so stuck on a tiny, trivial issue that you can’t move onto the things that matter.

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A Quick Reminder That Spell Check And Auto-Correct Won't Catch Every Mistake

February 6, 2015 6:15 AM

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.

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This is Literally the Stupidest Thing I've Heard in My Life

June 30, 2014 7:45 AM

People use the term “literally” a lot. Do you? Are you misusing it?

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A Surefire Way To Summon Creative Inspiration When You Need It

May 18, 2014 1:30 PM

Ever faced an overwhelming task and didn’t know how to start? Don’t worry – this trick works every time.

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