January’s Reading Roundup

Do you wish you found time to read more? Me too! This is why I’ve decided to make reading a priority in 2016. Each month I’m selecting at least one “fun” book (probably a novel or memoir) and one “helpful” …


What is a Declarative Sentence?

Declarative sentences make statements. The 12th Man Crew is the loudest crowd in the National Football League. Visit Seattle on a sunny day and you’ll want to move here. Coffee is an essential part of every morning. The three sentences …


Give readers details in small doses

Give Details in Small Doses

Help your reader absorb all of the information you’re sharing by delivering it in small doses. Despite being six-foot-five, Tracy has the tiniest toes of everyone who lives in Midget Town, the country’s safe haven for little people who want …


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Why a Good Press Release is Like Bacon

Bacon. Beer. Booze. Sex. Women. These buzzwords grab attention. They’re pleasurable. They’re indulgent. Heck, they’re sometimes a little bit sinful. For most of us, when we see one of these words, we look for a second longer than when we …


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Simple Press Release Format

Give your business an immediate marketing boost with a press release that grabs attention. From local news outlets to targeted trade publications, a well-crafted press release has the potential to garner your business some serious attention. Who knows, if your …


Eliminate the Obvious

Eliminate the Obvious

Avoid obvious details. They get in the way of your message. As writers, we have a tendency to state the obvious. This is especially true when we’re trying to write an “impressive sentence.” “Impressive sentences” are sentences designed to sound …


Mikaela and Garrett

Getting Ahead Before Your Wedding

As I said, I’M GETTING MARRIED! If you can’t tell – I’m just a little bit excited. I’m also a little bit nervous, stressed, weak-in-the-knees, ready for it to be right now, jumping for joy, pulling my hair out, worried …


Lightning to SD Card Camera Reader

A Working Woman’s Travel Tools

When you’re work requires you to travel, the right tools can ensure you have the freedom to also play. Traveling for work can be fun. It can also be incredibly stressful. When you travel for a vacation, your responsibilities are …


1 idea sentence

1 Idea Sentences

Keep your reader interested by focusing on one idea per sentence. Complex sentences are sentences that contain multiple ideas. For most of us, they creep into our writing when we’re really excited. You know those times when you have a …


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Clarity is King In the Copy Writing World

It doesn’t matter what you’re writing, if it’s not clear, it’s not going to get the job done. From business memos and taglines to thank you notes and blog posts, clearly communicating is key.   Rather than giving your thoughts …