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Happy New Year from How To Write Better (the real one)

Hope you have an excellent year with

health, happiness, prosperity and more…

and enjoy your writing, whatever you write!

Suze and The Crew

How to write better follow-ups to your seminars and training sessions

If you read my recent article “How to write better F2F seminars and training sessions” you’ll know I dangled a carrot – about how to make your messages stick in participants’s minds, rather than get dribbled away by time, stress, cluttered brain syndrome and more.

Writing better follow ups to seminars and training

Geography permitting, you could set up a semi-social networking group, or (if appropriate) an internal social group, consisting of the original live events’ participants and a few other key individuals.

It doesn’t matter how interested people are. It doesn’t matter how dramatic and fascinating the content is. It doesn’t matter how much you pay a famous keynote speaker to whip them up into a frenzy and get them dancing all the way out to the parking lot shouting the company tagline.

They forget. [Read more…]

How to write better than your spell checker

Did your spell checker make mistakes for you last week? Especially with homonyms (words that sound alike but are spelled differently)?

How to write better - spell checker

Trouble is, spell checkers don’t get homonyms. What happens is if you type in the wrong homonym, as long as it’s a real word itself, your spell checker in its profound deafness will cheerfully let it go. And if you’re in a hurry or not paying full attention, the goofs go straight out to your readers, customers and other important people.

Of course there are the other goofs you can’t even blame on your spell checker…and they are caused by, er, human error. Let’s see if we can put at least some of them right, and have a few smiles at the same time. [Read more…]

9 ultimate quiz questions for your favourite know-it-all…

Know someone who knows it all? Here’s the ultimate quiz for people who know absolutely  everything…

Ultimate quiz questions from How To Write Better

And interestingly enough, these are not trick questions. I’m told they are straight questions with straight answers.

Bonne chance… [Read more…]

How to write better thanks to GSPS

A new form of satellite navigation system? No – a new formula to use to help you write better for your work, leisure or creative writing, as I originally mentioned in this article.

HTWB GSPS 01It’s simple, and it works because it’s simple.

Here’s how to use GSPS to help you write better…

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What to write when someone has lost their job

Your best friend, a lovely neighbour or a member of your family has just been fired or made redundant. It’s no secret, so you want to show them you care. You won’t find any greeting cards in the local card shop saying “bad luck on getting sacked” or “sorry you were laid off from work.”

What to write when someone has lost their job

Much as you want to tell your friend or relative that there is life after job loss, if it has only just happened they won’t have thought much about the future other than the fact it looks pretty bleak right now.

So what do you write in an email or private social media message? Here are some thoughts you might like to consider…

For a list of all 12 articles in this series on how to write well to people dealing with death, bereavement and other life sadness, click here. 

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