Barbara McNichol Editoral Nov 28, 2014 Add Power to Your Pen- Women’s Business Boot Camp & New Website Time to Edit Your Book & More
Idioms and Pompous Phrases That Don’t Add Power to Your Pen
Creating Content Club—An Offer You Can’t Resist
Presenting at Women’s Business Boot Camp
Time to Edit Your Book? New Website Gets You Started
Quotations on Writing
Writing Miscues: Pompous Phrases Can Set the Wrong Tone
The spoken word automatically comes with a range of ways to convey your message: voice intonation, facial expression, gestures, and so on. But you simply don’t have the same advantages with the written word. As a result, you risk setting a tone that can be misconstrued.
To avoid confusion, I suggest you drop the following idioms and pompous phrases from your writing. You’ll immediately have more clarity!
These phrases come from my STRENGTHEN Everything You Write WorkShop with a few additions I’ve gleaned from others:
Not to mention . . . (then why mention it at all?)
It goes without saying . . . (then why say it?)
If I may say so . . . (it’s your writing; of course you may say so)
I believe that . . . (it’s your writing; of course you believe it)
In my humble opinion . . . (what makes it humble, anyway?)
To tell the truth . . . (you mean you weren’t telling the truth?)
To be honest with you . . . (you weren’t being honest before?)
For the record . . . (are we in court?)
Let me be perfectly clear . . . (followed by bafflegab)
This may sound stupid but . . . (it already sounds stupid)
With all due respect . . . (prefacing a negative comment this way doesn’t change it)
What a Gift! Tools, Classes, Time, and Support for Your Writing
Ever wonder how you can finally prioritize all that content writing you’re determined to do for your business or your own book? How can you dig deeply into your soul to accomplish this?
My colleague Dawn Goldberg Shuler has created an amazing experience for busy people who want to write and need support NOW!
She calls her innovative program “Creating Content Club—Tools, Classes, Time, and Support” to get you writing with more confidence, ease, and power!
As part of launching her program, she interviewed me on November 19th. Our fun, half-hour interview was filled with ways to STRENGTHEN Everything You Write. Join us at this link.
I encourage you to check out Dawn’s Creating Content Club. Her extremely reasonable membership fee gets you access to trainings and interviews, writing tools and checklists, support from Dawn, and writing workshops to give you time to write.
Dawn offers all of this for only $19 a month, but here’s the GREAT news: You can get one-month trial for only $1.
Find out more about the Creating Content Club here and start your $1 trial today!
My WordShop Featured at Women Entrepreneurs’ Small Business Boot Camp
Join me at the Women Entrepreneurs’ Small Business Boot Camp on February 7th at Chaparral Suites in Scottsdale, AZ. This daylong fun-filled event features two inspiring keynote speakers and nine informative workshops including my interactive WordShop “How to Strengthen Everything You Write.”
This Boot Camp presents relevant content while building valuable business connections and priceless friendships. Most important, it salutes the successes of hundreds of enterprising women entrepreneurs who drive our economy.
Soak up the knowledge of successful local business experts who will share valuable tricks, tips, and tools to help your business grow and make money.
What’s included for your $99 registration fee?
A full day of education, motivation, and celebration
Time to network with hundreds of women in business
Nine informative workshops
Two valuable keynote presentations
Speed Brainstorming Session and Networking Mixer
Resources from 50 sponsors and exhibitors
Continental breakfast, lunch, and snack breaks
Charity raffle with valuable prizes benefiting Angels for Athletes
Don’t miss it! You can register at http://www.WomensBusinessBootCamp.com
Kudos to Susan Ratliff for organizing this annual Boot Camp. It attracts hundreds of attendees every year. Be there!
Women Entrepreneurs’ Small Business Boot Camp
Saturday, February 7th, 2015.
Chaparral Suites, Scottsdale, AZ
7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Editing Your Nonfiction Business Book—Is It Time?
If you’re ready to take your latest manuscript to the next level, I’m eager to assist with the editing process.
To get started, take a moment to view my freshly minted website that explains—in writing and on video—my Editing Services. Downloading the Planner on this page helps you align your present thinking with your future book’s success. What a practical tool for any stage of your project!
Thanks for taking a peek. I welcome your questions and especially your feedback on this new website. Most of all, thanks for being part of my Barbara McNichol Editorial.
All the best to you this holiday season and in the New Year.
Quotations on Writing
“Only write when your pillow is on fire.” – Elie Wiesel
“You can stroke people with words.” — F. Scott Fitzgerald
“To write well, you need to understand, love, and care for the words you put on the page.” – Daniel Wallace
Send your favorite quotations about writing, books, and famous authors.
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