Get a Grip on Common Grammar Errors

Do your kids ever play “Gotcha” with glee when they catch you not living up to your own standards? “Dad, you’re speeding. The sign says the...

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literary agent

Why Do Literary Agents Take So Long to Respond?

“The agent requested my proposal right away after I sent my pitch. But it’s been two weeks, and I haven’t heard a word. Is that good or bad?...

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business writing

Why People Get Business Writing Wrong—And What To Do About It

(Forbes first published my article here.) When I mentioned business writing several years ago to a manager, he made a rather odd comment: “Our...

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editing

Never Underestimate the Value of a Power Edit—For Email, Speeches, or Books

My most valuable learning experience in graduate school also happened to be my most humiliating. Having read the first hundred pages of my master’s...

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bad business writing

Is Bad Business Writing Killing Your Career And Business?

(Forbes first published my article here.) A few weeks ago, I received an email from one of my book publishers asking me to sign an amendment to a...

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looking for a literary agent

Mistakes Authors Make When Looking for a Literary Agent

Conventional wisdom says you can’t get a loan until you can prove you don’t need one. The corollary in the publishing world is that you can’t...

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