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Five Ways to Grab Your E-News Audience

November 6th, 2012 · No Comments · Uncategorized

We’re all trying so hard to get information about our businesses out to potential clients.  An e-newsletter is an ideal strategy because it brings your information right to their in-boxes. All they have to do is click and read. Nearly every business will benefit from an e-newsletter—but you have to get them to read it. […]

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Playing with Words

March 1st, 2011 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Have you ever heard of the word flychter? What is a dipthong? These are just two of the words you would know more about if you listened to “Says You!” on National Public Radio. This show is great fun for anyone interested in words. Each week two teams of three experts–who are funny as well […]

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Ready, Set, Go: Five Ways to Jumpstart Your Writing

December 1st, 2010 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Even a professional writer can suffer from writer’s block from time to time. Case in point: this blog, to which I have not added for more than a year.  It’s time to hit the restart button. Here are some reliable ways for you, me, or anyone else to get started. 1. Timing is everything.  At […]

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Who Needs a Press Release?

September 15th, 2009 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Remember that Joni Mitchell song “I’ve Looked at Love from Both Sides Now”?  I have looked at press releases from both sides, from the point of view of a publicist and that of an editor. This is a big help when it comes to knowing what to put in a press release.  Let’s start at […]

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Three Reasons to Read This Blog

September 9th, 2009 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Words and images surround us constantly. We are never far from some kind of media– but is it really communicating? This blog is a discussion of effective communication, particularly in writing. I have been fascinated with words and meaning my entire life. I have worked as a reporter, an editor, a public relations consultant, and […]

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