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If a word doesn’t add to your writing, don’t use it. These five rarely add anything. Excise them and, if possible, use something better.
6/26/2014 1:52:20 PM
There’s nothing quite like a clever play on words. Here are a few you may want to consider adding to your repertoire.
6/25/2014 1:53:39 PM
As Strunk and White famously admonished, ‘Omit needless words.’ Here are some worth omitting.
6/11/2014 1:52:45 PM
Giving away the best part of the narrative at the beginning doesn’t give people a whole lot of reason to keep reading. Use some classic storytelling techniques to guide readers along.
6/11/2014 1:45:38 PM
Good writing is as important now as it’s ever been. It may be even more important. Here’s how to make yours difficult to ignore.
6/9/2014 1:51:23 PM
If you’re stuck for just the right term to use, these websites (and one book) will help you find the word that hits the sweet spot.
5/21/2014 1:52:04 PM
A passing meeting at an airport bookstore turned into a blogging gig at The Huffington Post . The takeaway? Never pass up an opportunity.
5/16/2014 1:45:02 PM
PR Daily readers and a couple of famous authors offer further advice for making composition a little bit more comfortable.
5/14/2014 1:52:02 PM
Sentences that have too many ideas and not enough punctuation are usually the hallmark of sloppy writing, but not always. Here are some exceptions.
5/7/2014 1:52:52 PM
Running a blog or an organization’s website means having to feed the content beast, usually daily. Rather than racking your brain and forcing an idea, try these techniques.
4/30/2014 1:52:20 PM
Even among the people who love writing the most, sometimes the process can be a whole lot like pulling teeth. Here are some ways to ease the pain.
4/28/2014 1:45:03 PM
Lady Violet Grantham, or at least the people who write her lines, will occasionally offer wisdom that can indirectly be applied to the world of communications.
4/2/2014 1:53:40 PM
As Daffy Duck might say, it’s not uncommon for people to find themselves having ‘ pronoun trouble .’ Use these tips to keep things straight.
3/26/2014 1:52:51 PM
Get into the proper mindset for creating compelling content by removing yourself from the many distractions at your desk. Give yourself ample time to do it, too—and ditch the coffee.
3/14/2014 1:52:56 PM
If you’re emailing a stranger, you might want to stick with traditional sign-offs, but if you’re close to the person you’re messaging, why not have a little fun with it?
2/27/2014 2:45:20 PM