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Five-step storytelling method
December 2, 2020 | Pro tips, Writing police

Five-step storytelling method

If you want to stand out in your industry, you want to be considered a thought leader in your field. As such, you gain credibility and help influence others — two things that every CEO or executive can use to their advantage in their business. One

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George Orwell and how to write like a human being
August 3, 2020 | Pro tips, Writing police

George Orwell and how to write like a human being

The essayist George Packer recently outlined what he believes is one of the most pernicious “enemies of writing” today:  “My students have come of age during a decade when public discourse means taking a position and sticking with it.

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Dos and don’ts for crisis writing
April 1, 2020 | From the founder, Writing police

Dos and don’ts for crisis writing

Unless you’re living under a rock or in a bomb shelter wrapped in bubble paper, you’ve likely had to endure not only the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, but also a litany of emails from every company you’ve ever Googled, liked, purchase

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7 tools for smarter writing
August 16, 2019 | Writing police

7 tools for smarter writing

Want to write smarter?  With the volume of resources out there for helping write and publish impactful content, it should almost be a crime to push out lackluster stories with poor grammar. In fact, my latest Google Search for “simple text

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Brevity is the soul of wit
June 12, 2019 | Writing police

Brevity is the soul of wit

Think giving as much information as possible helps makes you sound smarter? Think again. In the middle of a long, bombastic speech, Polonius—the father of Ophelia in Shakespeare’s Hamlet—reveals to Queen Gertrude:  “Since bre

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