(*cue dramatic, rousing, optimistic, exciting musical jingle-thingy for the...*) Special Deal - 10 spots available till December 22nd, 2018 New Coaching Program for New Freelance Writers to start a freelance writing business in the New Year Hey! This program has not even officially been launched yet - but WHY NOT do a little warm-up before… Continue reading 30-Day-Coaching Program: Get Ready to Land Your First Freelance Writing Gig!
Hast du mal eben fünf Minuten Zeit? Wunderbar! Dann habe ich nämlich einen Schreib-Tipp für dich! Fünf Minuten - mehr Zeit brauchst du für diese Schreib-Übung nicht Fünf Minuten, um das Schreiben anzuregen bzw. zu trainieren Eine Schreib-Übung, um neue Ideen zu entwickeln Um schnell ein paar Gedanken aufzuschreiben, aus denen sich vielleicht irgendwann eine… Continue reading Der 5-Minuten-Schreib-Tipp
Can you spare five minutes? Great! Five minutes a day, that is what this exercise requires. Five minutes to help you with your writing. To help developing new ideas. To jot down a fleeting thought that someday might grow to become a plot. To help overcoming the menacing ... (*whispers*) Writer's Block. Productivity for Writers… Continue reading The 5 Minutes Writing Exercise
You haven't? Well, neither have I, especially when it comes to English. So, here's another Ted-Ed video, one of a series of Ted-Ed lessons on how to "Perfect your punctuation". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHnl1O3NGJk
I am actually old enough to remember the times when people used to express their concerns about e-mails supplanting the writing of letters, and the lost art of letter writing. Then, it seems, everybody started to chat and whats-up-and-what-not, so the idea of a carefully crafted e-mail might almost sound like a piece of nostalgia.… Continue reading E-Mail Etiquette – not only for Writers
Usually, I am rather confident about my grammar and spelling skills. But it seems, particularly as a bilingual writer, there is always - ALWAYS - something left for me to learn. And since I figure that I am not the only one: Here is a simple example sentence by Noemi Tasarra-Twigg on freelancewritinggigs.com: I had… Continue reading A Handy Guide to Punctuation Marks
Have you ever been in the situation to introduce two people to each other via e-mail? Yes? Well, the people over at Quartz suggest that we are... ..."probably doing e-mail introductions wrong" Or - as The Atlantic puts it on Facebook: You might not even be aware of it, "...but you're being a jerk." Are… Continue reading “Ummh… may I introduce…?” (E-Mail Etiquette)