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Bad Blogging Behavior

I co-wrote the following with the endlessly talented Shayne of Musings by Shayne. As I said the last time we worked together, she contributed the good parts, and I contributed the rest.  While I admit I’m no blogging expert, I’ve noticed a few things during my blogging adventures that I don’t recommend. I’ve committed all … Continue reading

Dad’s Sideline Coaching Wins the Game

BURLESON, TX—A local third-grade basketball player became the star during her league tournament last Saturday thanks to her dad’s instructions from the bleachers. According to eye-witnesses, Katie Freeman of the Little Elks struggled to help her team during the first quarter. “Every time she got the ball, she turned it over,” said Clyde Witherspoon. “She … Continue reading

Six Simple Writing Tips

Blogs, millions of blogs. Some have ten-thousand readers, and some have none. Why? One reason is that some are well-written, and some are not. If Sally’s writing is crisp and clear, and Mike’s is cluttered and pretentious, littered with words like “pretentious,” people will choose Sally. Jericho is inspired and creative. Words magically flow from … Continue reading

Seven Simple Blog Tips

Who am I to give you tips? No one, from nowhere. I have, though, been blogging for over ten years. And during that time, I’ve been a reader of blogs. I’ve looked at hundreds, and I know what I like and what I don’t. Following are things that I notice—things that determine whether I come … Continue reading

On Writing Well by William Zinsser

Here’s a review I wrote nearly 9 years ago on what is still one of my favorite books. One that I wish was read by more people. “Few people realize how badly they write,” says William Zinsser. But there’s hope. Writing, he says, is a craft that can be learned by anyone who is willing … Continue reading

How to Write a Helpful Review on Amazon

Writing reviews on Amazon can be fun. And, if written honestly, your reviews can help others make better decisions. I’ve written a few; I was even a top 1,000 reviewer for a year or so. Here are some tips for those who care. I’ll focus on book reviews—that’s primarily what I’ve written—but you can apply … Continue reading

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