Mini writing tips: your summer menu on HTWB

I’m off home to Canada soon (August 8th) so will be corresponding with everyone from there, until I return to the UK early in September.

And in case anyone’s wondering what happens to my crazy house here in the UK full of rescued dogs and cats? While I’m away my friends move in with even more crazy dogs. So I pity any poor burglar who tries to get through about seven pairs of snapping jaws. Anyway:

Right now I’m working on some handy mini writing tips for you to use…

what do you want help for in your writing

What can you write to help a friend who is seriously depressed?

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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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