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On Thursday, May 31st at 4 pm, Shakirah Dawud and I will host our bi-weekly Tweet Chat, #WrMatters. In our last conversation, we discussed how to begin a large writing project. You can see our suggestions on Shakirah’s blog post, Copywriting Process? What Copywriting Process? and on mine, Cubing, Reading, and Compiling – 3 Ways […]

Cubing, Reading, and Compiling – 3 Ways of Getting Started

On Thursday May 17, Shakirah Dawud and I held our bi-weekly tweet chat, Writing Matters. In past conversations, we focused on the Writer’s Triangle, discussing matters of context, author, audience, and purpose for professionals who write. In this edition we talked about process, specifically the beginning stages of writing a document. Shakirah and I are […]

Starving Writer? Feed Your Reader

#WrMatters met for the second time on Thursday, April 19th. #WrMatters is a Tweet Chat for subject matter experts who are not necessarily trained writers but who have discovered the vital role that written communication plays in their work. We (me and expert editor Shakirah Dawud of Deliberate Ink) talk with writers about writing because […]

Have You Lost Your Why?

I don’t know about you, but lately I just feel drained of inspiration. One of the tell-tale signs is doing things at the last minute, like this blog post, and that means it’s time for me to revisit my why. We all have days when it’s tough to get out of bed, go to work, […]

Tough Crowd? How to Write Straight to Your Reader

#WrMatters debuted Thursday, April 5th on Twitter with a small but vocal group of participants, eager to discuss the challenges we encounter deciding who our readers are and how to write to them most effectively. Audience forms one angle of the The Writer’s Triangle. In conjunction with the writer’s purpose the two provide a solid […]

#WrMatters – a Tweet Chat for Subject Matter Experts

I work with a lot of professional writers. They just don’t know it yet. Most of them are trained biologists. Some of them have Masters’ degrees or even PhDs in biology. They did quite a bit of writing while they were in college, and they always figured it was merely an academic exercise, that one […]