Monthly Archives: January 2016

Diet tips for overweight prose

Like chubby kids fed a steady diet of junk food, our first-draft sentences are often overweight, bloated, padded, curvy instead of straight, mushy instead of muscular. So what do we about this plague of overweight prose? We slim it down. How do we do this? We cut ruthlessly. If you’re mystified by this process, stay… Read More »

Make a plan, Stan

“Make a plan” sounds like advice from our mothers (and probably was) but it`s crucially important for any writing project, business or creative. When I taught business writing to first-year students at Kwantlen Polytechnic University last fall I was reminded by the very excellent textbook (Business Communications Essentials, Fourth Edition, Pearson Canada) just how important… Read More »