Category Archives: Writing

Easy Writing Errors to Avoid

Most writing errors aren’t the result of ignorance, but are simply mistakes, mistakes that are easy to overlook. In this post I review some of the most basic errors, and ways to avoid them. When you proofread your writing, you … Continue reading

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A Very Dumb Rule

Conventional wisdom among writers holds that the word “very” is poisonous, a useless word that clouds your writing, adding an unnecessary emphasis when you could achieve the same thing with a more powerful word. Substitute “outraged” for “very angry.” I … Continue reading

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Selling to Lawyers

  Lawyers are a tough sell. Have you noticed? They’re overly analytical, persnickety, and always looking for a bargain. They’re smart, they read every word, and they don’t respond to an emotional sale. Or is that just conventional wisdom, unhinged … Continue reading

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White Paper – How to Improve Business Writing

White Paper Moran Communications, Inc. The Write Stuff We Write for Your Business www.morancom.com   How to Improve Your Business Writing   Business writing, like any kind of written communication, requires rules, rules that should be followed, and, if ignored, … Continue reading

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Fuggeddaboutit – The Disappearing New York Accent

A Sign on the Belt Parkway Source: Used with permission of Ed Mooney, Photographer A Regional Dialect is Changing The New York accent, sometimes called the Brooklyn accent or Brooklynese, is fast melding into a general American accent. We are … Continue reading

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