DEAR PARENT – politically correct letters to parents from desperate teachers…

A hilarious selection of letters written and sent home to the parents of recalcitrant brats … as sent to me by my good friend and mentor Dhananjay (Jay) Parkhe from Bangalore, India.

Politically correct letters to parents from desperate teachers...Share these letters to inspire your favourite, long-suffering teacher friends

Dear Parent,
We are delighted to inform you that your child displays remarkable initiative. Not for him the simple-minded obedience to teachers. We refer to his admirable refusal to do homework. We have, however, humbly requested him to stoop to our level and condescend to do his homework. [Continue reading]

A bumper crop of crap writing- Spam Of The Month Award II

And the out-and-out winner of the January 2018 Spam Of The Month award goes to Candidate number two:

Vanilla we-wee wins first prize

A bumper crop of crap writing - Spam Of The Month Award II

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My response (for what it was worth…)

This article has a naughty euphemism for urination (or micturition if you’re a urologist) in the headline and an image of a little boy peeing into a fountain (famous statue in Brussels, Belgium, actually.) If you think that’s vanilla your next stop needs to be a porno site. Oh, sorry. You ARE a porno site. 

Thank you all for your votes. Now, check out this month’s contenders

And there’s a bumper crop this month! Let’s get started… [Continue reading]

I have written a nonfiction book. How do I get it out there?

I have written a nonfiction book. How do I get it out there?

Here's the latest from my inbox - how to get your completed nonfiction book out there, sharing your expertise and your story. A real enquiry and one that's typical of many I receive now that I am working almost entirely as an author coach and book … [Continue reading]

How to write better for blogging plus…

How to write better for blogging plus

Have you ever thought just how valuable your blog can be, as the basis for a range of content to promote your business or interest? Now that more and more social media platforms are not only accepting, but also encouraging much longer posts, you have … [Continue reading]

How to write a good short story – in simple terms for beginners

How to write a good short story, in simple but effective terns

What does it take to make a brilliant short story? A lot depends on your taste in writing, and/or the taste in reading of your audience if it is already established. And there are many types of short story - almost as many different types as there … [Continue reading]

Latest funny written whoopsies from the UK’s Daily Fail…

Yet more laughs from inadvertent goofs on the UK's Daily Mail news site

Yet again we find inadvertent humour from the captions and other written words on the website of the UK's most loved/hated tabloid. Join us for our latest selection... Meghan Markle is being guarded by royal protection officers as Palace … [Continue reading]

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