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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Evergreen business blog topics: why you never should get bored with them

When I first started HTWB, foolishly I thought once I had written an “evergreen” post about one particular topic I should not write any more about it. Evergreen? Boring. Who wants to read about a topic more than once, especially as its correctness lasts a long time? (That’s why it’s “evergreen.”)

Evergreen business blog topics: why you never should get bored with them

Evergreen business blog topics: it’s easy to get bored with them yourself, but they really matter to your readers. Here’s how to keep them both evergreen, and fresh…

On reflection that was a big mistake, when considering you readers … and more to the point, it’s a potential mistake for you to consider  with your own business blogging.

For a list of the top 10 most helpful articles on blogging for business as chosen by our readers, click here

You may think you should only write once about any sub-topic within your area of expertise, but the likelihood is that most of your readers want more. What to you, as an expert in that subject, may seem old hat, is new – or at least ongoing “hat” – to your readers who don’t know as much about your subject as you do, and seek your views to find out more for themselves. So… [Read more…]

Happy Easter to all who celebrate it, from How To Write Better

Happy Easter from How To Write Better and here are some short musical interludes for you to enjoy.

Happy Easter to all who celebrate it, from How To Write Better

Happy Easter from How To Write Better

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Merry Christmas from HWTB

On behalf of us all contributors here on HowToWriteBetter.net, let us wish you all the joy, health and happiness of this festive season whatever your faith. Merry Christmas from HTWBAs the delightful and sadly late Irish comedian, Dave Allen, used to say, “may your God go with you.”

With our love and respect.

And let me share my favorite Christmas song – performed by Pentatonix – with you here…

From Suze to you…

Have a good one!

Happy Thanksgiving, USA!

Here’s wishing you folks a wonderful Thanksgiving. (And don’t spend too much on Black Friday … remember there are more Holidays coming up!)

Happy Thanksgiving, USA!

“Thanksgiving sucks,” says turkey

Now, here is a poem for you to remind you why turkeys aren’t as fond of Thanksgiving as you are… (original author unknown)…

Why November sucks

by the turkey that got away (for a while)

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