EPISODE 7: BE INCONSISTENT! Four Writing Practices Where You Need to Keep Changing Things Up

In Episode 6—Be Consistent!: Four Writing Practices Where You Need to Keep Things Uniform—I looked at when it’s important to stay consistent in your habits regarding words with optional spellings, punctuation practices, numerals vs written numbers, and acronym usage.

In Episode 7—Be Inconsistent!: Four Writing Practices Where You Need to Keep Changing Things Up—I highlight situations where you want to be varying your writing style choices for a smooth, streamlined result. It covers

  • Varying References to Recurring Names
  • Not Overusing Million Dollar Words
  • Changing Up Words That Start Your Paragraphs, and
  • Diversifying Adjectives and Adverbs

This video is being released simultaneously with its partner, Episode 6, Be Consistent!, which offers best practices for four writing scenarios where you need to be consistent in your approach in order to craft a skilled and effective piece of work.

EPISODE 6: BE CONSISTENT! Four Writing Practices Where You Need to Keep Things Uniform

Your writing needs to clearly communicate with your audience what it is that you are trying to say. Part of that process is demonstrating to readers your authority over your writing form.  While you want to show that you know what you’re writing about, you also want to demonstrate that you know what you’re doing as a writer as well.

My new video offers best practices for four writing scenarios where you need to be consistent in your approach in order to craft a skilled and effective piece of work.

Episode 6—Be Consistent!: Four Writing Practices Where You Need to Keep Things Uniform—looks at when it’s important to stay consistent in your habits regarding

  • Words With Optional Spellings
  • Punctuation Practices
  • Numerals vs Written Numbers
  • Acronym Usage

This video is being released simultaneously with its partner, Episode 7—Be Inconsistent!: Four Writing Practices Where You Need to Keep Changing Things Up—which highlights situations where you want to be varying your writing style choices for a smooth, streamlined result.

SKELETONS TELL STORIES: Efficient and Effective Writing Strategies

Welcome to the Official Launch of the Skeletons Tell Stories (STS): Efficient and Effective Writing Strategies Program.  This course will coach you on how to organize and focus your thoughts, allowing you to successfully complete your writing goals by creating a skeleton.

Having a process that not only guides you in identifying and then structuring the key points you need to be writing about but also in how to execute the actual writing itself allows you to stay calm and on track by keeping things simplified and streamlined.

Through STS, I share my methods on how to organize your ideas and then apply them to successful writing strategies, ensuring your thoughts are clear, allowing you to de-stress and focus on efficiently creating effective content.

The way to do this is through building a skeleton: an ordered structure of topic bones. The skeleton acts as a roadmap that outlines your journey, guiding and keeping your writing on course. It will help you get started and keep the words moving until you have successfully completed whatever project you are working on.

The program demonstrates how to identify and classify all the pertinent bones into a cohesive skeleton, followed by best practices on how to fill those bones in methodically and productively.

STS shares with you solutions and strategies via Tips and Tricks regarding topic clustering, textual and visual editing, writer’s block, finishing considerations, and much more.

Stay tuned for the announcement of a launch webinar that I will be hosting soon that will present a basic overview of my STS approach.

Whether you’re writing essays, newsletters, fiction, or business reports, and whether you’re a student, entrepreneur, technical writer or author, the STS program can help you make your writing experience a more organized, productive, and positive one.

I am offering this as an online three-hour course to postsecondary, specialty, and businesses schools as well as personalized tutoring services as well.

Get writing and keep the words moving.

Click here to view a PDF version of the Skeletons Tell Stories PowerPoint presentation deck for the course.

Brent Wootton, Founder

info@writingandeditingtipsandtricks.com

 

BE AN IN/CONSISTENT WRITER Two New Episodes Coming in September 2021

Which practices need you to be consistent?  Which practices need you to keep changing things up?

Our next two episode outline eight rules of writing that will help you craft a skilled and effective piece.

Be An In/Consistent Writer: Coming Soon!

EPISODE 5: THE SYNOPSIS EMAIL What It Is & Why It’s Important

Whether you are self-employed and handling all of your own business interactions or an administrative assistant at a large company, the Synopsis Email is an essential follow-up communication tool that keeps expectations between you and your client(s) on track.

The Synopsis Email clarifies and confirms the specifics of what each participant is expected to deliver and when, ensuring that everyone is working collaboratively and productively toward timely success.

It also serves as an essential project history document for yourself or anyone new entering into an already ongoing endeavour.

This short video explains what you need to know and consider when writing your Synopsis Email (such as essential content, addressing discrepancies, appropriate recipients, and more) so that you will maximize its effectiveness.

EPISODE 4: SPEAKING ALOUD AS A WRITING & EDITING TOOL Use Your Voice to Find the Right Words

Struggling with Writer’s Block?

Even if you have created your story skeleton and are clear on what you’ll be writing about, you still may  find it difficult to get the actual writing underway.

In Episode 4, Speaking Aloud as a Writing & Editing Tool (Use Your Voice to Find the Right Words), I’ll explain how speaking aloud can be employed to get the words flowing, and then help edit those words when the drafts are done.

Watch and find out how to use your voice to unblock and get your writing underway.

EPISODE 3: GET WRITING & KEEP GOING How to Unblock & Get the Words Flowing

Do you find it difficult to start your writing project, even if you’ve created a story skeleton and are clear on what you are going to write about? Keep getting stuck on those first words? Find the task at hand overwhelming?

Find out in Episode 3 how to unblock and get the words flowing, keep going, and “dress” your skeleton.

EPISODE 2: BUILDING YOUR STORY SKELETON How to Structure Your Topic Ideas Before You Begin Writing

Having a hard time getting starting with your writing because you can’t organize your thoughts?  In Episode 1, I introduced you to a solution for this problem: The Story Skeleton.

Putting a skeleton together involves ordering the topics and sub-topics that you will be writing about into a logically structured series of bones.  However, the actual task of building the skeleton can be frustrating in itself if you are sill not clear in your thinking and can’t seem to put the bones into a logical order.

In Episode 2, I take a more in-depth look at the skeleton-building process, with me sharing some tips and tricks to help you strategically classify and order your thoughts, build your skeleton, and get writing.

EPISODE 1: THE STORY SKELETON How To Organize Your Ideas & Get Writing

Learn how to overcome blocks and get writing by organizing your thoughts into a story skeleton. Creating a skeleton will give you a roadmap, allowing you to de-stress and go forward with clarity and confidence.