Get words on paper faster in the second step of the writing process
There comes a point in any writing project when you need to follow Ernest Hemingway’s rule for writers: Apply the seat of your pants to the seat of a chair.… Read the full article
To write like you talk, read your copy aloud
When Don Murray arrived in the newsroom for his first day on the job as writing coach for the Boston Globe, he turned to his new boss and said: “I can tell you who your three best writers are.”… Read the full article
‘Make ’em sick, make ’em well’ & 6 other ways to move people to act
Start with the problem.
Communicators are often too eager to rush in with the solution — the product, service or idea.… Read the full article
AP asks Ann to evaluate online training program
Forget everything you think or know about Obamacare.
Does it represent the country’s worst slide into socialism since our founding fathers tweedled their fifes and thumped their drums in 1776?… Read the full article
Do you know who I think I am?
In 1998, I told an embarrassing story about another person in this e-zine. Even today, the details remain too painful to reveal.… Read the full article