Category Archives: Writing

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Why Edit an Article or Book?

Editing and proofreading are two terms that are frequently used interchangeably. Both have to do with assuring clarity of expression and removing distractions from the written word. Yet they truly are different tasks. Proofreading basically looks at the mechanics of your writing – the nagging distractions that jump out at some readers and just leave… Continue Reading

To Rhyme Or Not To Rhyme

This is National Poetry Month. Do you have a favorite poet? Someone who can bring visions of nature into your mind, such as Joyce Kilmer’s Trees? I think that I shall never see A poem lovely as a tree. A tree whose hungry mouth is prest Against the earth’s sweet flowing breast; . . .… Continue Reading

Gathering Our Memories

I’ve been feeling more nostalgic recently. I think partially because February and March are when my parents were born and they have both been gone over twenty years now. And partially because my oldest and youngest sisters are expecting grandchildren in spring/early summer. These newest members of our family will only know GrandParky and Magic… Continue Reading

Fear of Exposure

Winter is the time we are most apt to cover ourselves with layers, especially those of us who live in areas where it can be mid-40s in the early morning and mid-60s to low 70s in the afternoon. We want to keep our bodies warm – keep them from being exposed to the elements. For… Continue Reading

Your Style Is Your Best Style

One of the fears many people have is that they aren’t a good enough writer – that others won’t want to read what they have written. What I have learned is that each of us has our own style. As time passes it changes, but remains essentially the same. Some people tend to start with… Continue Reading