Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Even More Recommended Reads

Since my last Recommended Reads post, I have read some SERIOUSLY GOOD books. Good like 'you can't sleep because you need to know what happens next' good.

Especially notable are the 3 by Ezekiel Boone. I read all three in a row and each one was a real pageturner. My favorites from the past few months are in bold:

Ninth City Burning by J. Patrick Black
This Census-taker by China MiƩville
Prophet of Bones by Ted Kosmatka
Dark Matter by Crouch, Blake
Archetype & Prototype (2 books), both by M. D. Waters
Lake Silence by Anne Bishop
Wool, Shift, and Dust (3 separate books), by Hugh Howey
The Hatching, Skitter, and Zero Day (3 separate books), by Ezekiel Boone
The Veil of Gold by Kim Wilkins
The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O by Neal Stephenson and Nicole Galland
Midnight Crossroad, Day Shift, Night Shift (3 separate books), by Charlaine Harris

Monday, August 13, 2018

Are You a Serious Writer? How Can You Know for Sure?

Ever wondered what sets serious writers apart from all the others? Kelton Reid offers five fundamental things.


Thursday, August 2, 2018

Are These Really Grammar Rules?

Ever been told not to end a sentence with a preposition? Who told you that? Why did they tell you that?

In her article, GRAMMAR PURITY IS ONE BIG PONZI SCHEME, June Casagrande (author of Grammar Snobs Are Great Big Meanies and Mortal Syntax) explains that despite what the grammar 'experts' say, some things are merely stylistic choices.


Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Getting Stuff Sold Through Real Estate Writing

I've done a fair amount of real estate writing over the past few years for both residential and commercial clients. For almost 2 1/2 years, I was the content manager for a local real estate agency. I wrote loads of real estate stuff for them. I've also written a good bit for freelance clients like BCZ Homes, Green Efficient, and Nest Home Solutions

Here's an article I wrote last fall for Mindflash, a training company which lists tips for training real estate agents. 


Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Learning From My Writing

As a professional writer, I don't know everything about every subject my clients want me to cover. So when I write an article for a client, I spend time researching so that I can write intelligently about the topic. For example, I'm not a finance guy, but if I'm writing about money and finance, I do research.

This brings me to one of my favorite things about writing for a living. I am always learning new things. And I'm not just learning, I'm learning things that I probably never would have even dreamed of learning if I wasn't being asked to write on the subject. 
My newest client, Brad at Progressive Health, has tasked me write articles on health issues, specifically regarding health, medications and dietary supplements. And already, I've learned a lot. Below is the first article I wrote on ADHD and Acupuncture
As I learned from my research, acupuncture is as effective as powerful meds like Ritalin for treating ADHD. And without side effects to boot! Give it a read!