Category Archives: Public Relations Writing

Learn These Easy Steps to Become a Great Wordsmith!

You can be a great wordsmith! You don’t have to be naturally creative to become one. All you need is Selma Glasser’s classic book The Analogy Book of Related Words: Your Secret Shortcut to Power Writing. I don’t usually review … Continue reading

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Feature Writers: Make Your Work Publishable and Praised by Readers

When you write for newspapers and magazines, you must always consider whether your article is not only likely to be published by editors, but if it will be praised by readers. Popularity of writers leads to more writing assignments for … Continue reading

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On Language Patrol: Avoid These Expressions

I’ve been keeping track again of stale language I’ve read in newspapers and magazines these past few weeks. Feature writers and columnists shouldn’t resort to using these hackneyed terms and phrases: 1) pork barrel 2) acid test 3) bone of … Continue reading

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Consider Your Future as a Successful Writer

Like any other goal in life, if you want to be a successful writer, you have to define where you are now and where you want to go. If you define your writing goals, you can achieve them. They must … Continue reading

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Feature Writers: Avoid Stale Language

When writers resort to using stale expressions and words, that signals that they are getting lazy. Below are some stale expressions that I’ve run across in newspapers and magazines, that have no place in writing: 1) better half 2) better … Continue reading

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Feature Articles: Learn How to Humanize Them

What do we mean when we say humanizing the feature article? That can mean two things: writing in a human interest style, and often, dealing with incongruity. Human interest means that which interests people. That could involve, writing about other … Continue reading

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Writers: Heed These Four Proverbs and An Irish Toast For 2012

If you didn’t meet all your writing goals for 2011, there is always 2012 to look forward to. It’s always important to write down your goals and to visualize publishing success. The latter programs you into action, and it works. … Continue reading

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