On getting (a bit) older…

On getting a bit older

My wild oats are mostly enjoyed with a handful of nice prunes and some All-Bran.

A few points to ponder: thanks to my good friend and HTWB columnist Lynn Tulip for bringing this depressing yet amusing list to my attention…

Lying around, pondering the problems of the world, I realized that at my age I don’t really have answers any more.

If walking is good for your health, the postman would be immortal. [Continue reading]

How long is your language?

How long is your language? Help for translations on HowToWriteBetter.netIf you ever have to write website or other text in English that is to be translated into other languages – then either fitted into a text grid, or if it’s a video narration, recorded to picture, you’ll know just what a terrible nightmare it can be. [Continue reading]

How quotes can make your written content crisper

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Using direct quotes from relevant people can help boost the credibility factor of your articles and blog posts. But they are easy to get wrong. Here's how to avoid that... Proof-reading my son's coursework for his Masters degree in marketing … [Continue reading]

What you’ve always wanted to know about blogging and never dared ask…

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Have you noticed the hordes of "gurus" swirling on the internet trying to persuade you (or in one or two cases, bully, patronize and embarrass you) into believing that blogging is an atom-splitting science? Then, they circle you like turkey vultures, … [Continue reading]

Writing about woman in mid-life – funny, but…

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Thanks to the unknown author of this chilling list of harsh realities that women experience when we hit mid-life… Mid-life is when the growth of hair on our legs slows down. This gives us plenty of time to care for our newly acquired … [Continue reading]

A gourmet writer’s guide to business networking, part 3

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By now you've probably seen the two earlier articles in this series about my gastronomic experiences at business breakfasts and buffets. This week I get my teeth into (geddit?) the sit-down lunches and dinners many of us have to endure...bon appétit. … [Continue reading]