Boyfriends or ponies? Key differences, for teenage girls

Does your teenage daughter love ponies, boys, or both? With the school holidays imminent in the northern hemisphere, teenage girls in many countries will be weighing up this major dilemma.

To help them, and to help parents help them, here are some, er, useful tips…

Boyfriends or ponies? Key differences, for teenage girls

Ponies do not normally get big problems with zits

Why ponies are better than boyfriends

Ponies’ feet and shoes usually don’t smell, unlike a boyfriend’s stinky socks and trainers [Continue reading]

My children’s book was published last year and isn’t selling. What now?

If you’ve recently published a book and despite all your marketing efforts (and those of your publisher if you have one, although their contribution often is minimal) … it’s not selling well, what do you do?

Children's book not selling what can I do

You don’t need to spend much – if anything – to market and sell your book.

Hmmmm. A lot depends on what you mean by “publisher.”

As many of my readers already know, there are publishers, and then there are publishers. And then there is self-publishing and hybrid publishing and even today, there are still a few vanity publishers around.

Especially if you’re new to the publishing scene, this article will give you a brief overview of the options available now. And if you want to know more about the potential pitfalls, have a look here[Continue reading]

Writing to connect people: doing digital introductions

Writing to connect people: doing digital introductions

It's easy when your connecting people face-to-face: "Mary (Person A), I'd like you to meet John Smith (Person B) from Diddlycom - they're the new educational software people here in town. "John, this is Mary Jones, who's a senior lecturer in IT at … [Continue reading]

Funny farewells to the college year for students & graduates

Students & Graduates: your funniest farewells to the college year!

As college students celebrate the end of the academic year in many countries worldwide, here are some clever, funny jokes to help get the parties started... Obeying orders A college graduate applied for a job at the Central Intelligence … [Continue reading]

My grammar is cr*ppy. Should I correct it as I go along, or leave that to later?

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When you're writing, do you correct any goofs as you go along, or do you go for it "hell for leather" and worry about cleaning up goofs later? This is something that we writers argue about until blue in the face, but shouldn't. Why? Everyone is … [Continue reading]

Guess what – text-based blogging’s still in fashion!

text-based blogging's still in fashion!

You have to smile. Blogging for business (and other activities) has been around probably for longer than any other social media (SM) incarnation and no sooner do the SM platforms come up with new goodies as alternatives, does text-based blogging get … [Continue reading]

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