For Easy Reading.
Many writers find it difficult to write fluently. Especially those just starting their writing career.
So, what is the secret to writing fluently?
Any type of writing that you do should be easy to read and the content needs to flow effortlessly. This ease of style can be especially important if you are writing for the online reader. Of course, constant practice will help and writing daily, like any activity, will improve your skill and efficiency.
Interestingly, most people can speak fairly clearly and fluently. But when writing, they become hesitant, turgid and a little pompous. …
UFO Evidence Of Alien Abduction
UFO sightings are becoming increasingly common all over the world. Many reports never reach the mainstream media. But if you know where to look and are persistent, you can uncover these accounts of strange extraterrestrial incidents.
And you soon conclude that the evidence of UFO activity is overwhelming. It supports the growing belief that aliens are real.
Real UFO sightings are often accompanied by some other unexplained activity. Crop circles, for example, have often occurred after strange lights have been seen in the night sky that cannot logically be explained. …
“I’d rather casserole my arm before I help that lazy f — — r.”
Leslie slammed the files down on her desk and I could see that she was very upset — again. Bullying bosses can make life a living hell for some employees.
What follows is an account based on fact, in my experience, and I hope it will be a warning to any workplace bullies and offer a few tips for those who want to be proactive.
I worked for a manufacturing company, a medium-sized affair, and the factory manager — we’ll call him Mark — was arrogant…
Sometimes, it is useful to remind oneself of some of the simple steps needed to improve our writing.
I’ve always believed that central to becoming an excellent writer is the awareness that all writing is done for someone to read. All writing is created for human beings by human beings.
Yet writers so often seem to forget that an actual person is out there who can be easily distracted or may not care about the subject enough to wade through jargon or fuzzy sentences.
Skilled writers know the secret to good writing is this: Don’t make the reader work.
“I’m sorry, but this item would be unsuitable for our jumble sale. I can’t see anyone wanting to buy a single, old tile. It’s decorative but hardly worth selling.”
“I understand, vicar,” she replied. ”I’m just having a clear out of my garage. It’s headed for the bin then. Though I suppose I could always use it as a teapot stand.”
The 9½in (24 cm) square tile was certainly of a colourful design, depicting parrots perched on either side of a pedestal fountain.
It had belonged to the lady's step-grandfather, who had worked as a consulting engineer in Turkey many…
5 steps after 5 pints of beer
I was fortunate to have worked with a talented sub-editor who took the time to teach me how to craft an article. An article that was interesting and that would attract readers. His emphasis was always on quality.
“Don’t just write crap,” he used to say, with a smouldering cigarette dangling from the corner of his mouth. “Always aim high. Be the best you can and f — -ck everyone else.”
The daily five pints of beer he consumed in the local pub at lunchtime usually ignited his bouts of swearing. I think…
Walt Disney was indeed afraid of mice. However, he did not let that fear stop him from creating the most famous and lovable cartoon character of all time.
He had the genius to depict mice as sympathetic creatures with human characteristics that would appeal to everyone, especially children.
The rest is history.
But Walt was not very good at names. Initially he named his little furry creation — wait for it — Mortimer. His wife Lillian, unimpressed with Mortimer, suggested the name Mickey. And, as usual, wives are always right!
However, American actor Mickey Rooney maintained they named the cartoon…
If you’re a writer, then you may recognise the ‘mind block syndrome’ or MBS, commonly referred to as writer’s block. However hard you try, you just can’t get anything down on paper, it’s as if your mind has switched off from being creative or imaginative.
Personally, when I’m suffering from this mental complaint, I experience a definite physical sensation within my brain; a kind of pressurised, cramped, deadness, a total lack of interest in everything that I attempt to do, and general dissatisfaction with life. I hit that psychological brick wall. It’s an unpleasant, dead-end kind of place to be.
…… Frank Zappa.
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Past lives as a journalist, P.R. poseur and commercial slave. Currently an aged teetotaller, cyclist, enthusiastic musician and painter. Born again writer.