Structure of personal blogs 3. Sequence of ideas

When you’re fiddling with a blog post, you often want to make several major points. In what order will you introduce them? Did you know that there are more than thirteen classic ways of sequencing ideas in formal writing? If you match your article to one of those models, even loosely, it’s a win for […]

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What to do after a big faux pas

What do you do when you make a big fat typo in an email? Blush and own it? This cannot be right — usually, least said soonest mended, surely? Well, yesterday I put my foot in it good and proper. In 2008 I helped to establish a group called Plain English Power, and we worked hard for our goals. Eight years on, we […]

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