Being John DocReader

Written by Michael Knowles


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Perhaps even a little more human.

We forget that our work is read by humans with real problems, who have better things to do than read our work. Sorry to burst your bubble, but it's true. Let's do these humansrepparttar service of seeing them for who they are: people who need to get an important task done without aggravation.

Please don't read this as a call forrepparttar 129523 elimination of audience analysis fromrepparttar 129524 writing process. An audience analysis isrepparttar 129525 beginning of focus. Andrepparttar 129526 end point is Uncle Henry, who wants to retainrepparttar 129527 few hair follicles he has left on his head. Not add them torepparttar 129528 sack of dough he must send to his Uncle Sam.

Putting yourself intorepparttar 129529 readers shoes requires effort. It forces you to take on what may be unfamiliar roles. In a way, it is playacting.

Sounds like fun to me. And I for one can use allrepparttar 129530 fun I can get.

Copyright (c) 2002 Michael Knowles. All Rights Reserved.

Aboutrepparttar 129531 Author:

Michael Knowles is a business writer and publisher of www.WriteThinking.net. He shows business professionals how to write with power and clarity. Visit his professional site at http://www.mwknowles.com/, or send e-mail to coach@mwknowles.com for a free consultation.

Michael Knowles is a business writer and publisher of www.WriteThinking.net. He shows business professionals how to write with power and clarity. Visit his professional site at http://www.mwknowles.com/, or send e-mail to coach@mwknowles.com for a free consultation.


WEEDING OUT YOUR WRITING

Written by Arleen M. Kaptur


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Weeding is a great pastime. Its a bit of a break from intensive writing, so that you can absorb, digest, and relax. In reality, itís reading your written material as a reader, not a writer. The weeds that writers grow can prove to be pretty stubborn hindrances. They pop up whenever and wherever they choose. They could be our favorite or pet words that are used too often, or they could be a private belief that we inadvertently add to everything we write. So, writers have to weed just like gardeners. The only difference is that we sometimes plantrepparttar weeds ourselves. Somehow they didnít seem like weeds when we chose them.

Whatever you write will never be harmed by some careful weeding activity. But be gentle, because sometimes when you pull that weed, your own feelings feelrepparttar 129521 tug. Of course, we all put a little bit of ourselves into everything we write, and thatís good. Its when we add just a tad too much that our final product suffers. So, pull those weeds, take care not to disruptrepparttar 129522 good plants, andrepparttar 129523 harvest will amaze you. Happy weeding! ENJOY ! ©Arleen M. Kaptur 2002 June

Arleen Kaptur has written numerous articles, cookbooks, motivational booklets, and the novel: Searching For Austin James Websites: http://www.arleenssite.com http://www.Arleens-RusticLiving.com http://www.webpawner.com/users/rusticliving http://topica.com/lists/simpleliving


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