I recently heard Anthony Robbins say that as long as you have your attention on other people, and as long as you are making a difference for others, there is no way you can possibly be depressed. He is so right. This past week, despite contracting a norovirus that gave me serious gastrointestinal distress as…
As a blogger, I see everything that happens in my life as a possible jumping off point for an article. There are writing topics surrounding me at every moment. And yet, I sit down most weeks not knowing what I’m going to write about. I face “writer’s block” on a regular basis. How do I…
I received the following note on LinkedIn® this week from CEO and Creative Director Steve Klinetobe: “I just finished reading your eBook. Thank you, thank you. Tonight I’m going to read it to the kids. Never too young to start building your network! :)” This was probably the first LinkedIn® invitation I’ve ever received that…
If you find yourself lamenting that you are “just not a good writer,” consider whether you have the time and motivation to learn to be a better one. Read this article for some inspiring stories and suggestions for how to bring your writing up a notch.
Our nation’s luxury hotels don’t have their grammar as straight as their sheets. See what I mean in this article on luxury hotel grammar errors!
I recently write something very important: a rhyming wedding toast/roast. Read a bit about what transpired from sharing it and a few things you might learn from my experience.
I belong to a LinkedIn group called Grammar Geeks, where one of the most popular discussions right now, with 269 comments, is “What Makes You Shudder?” Each of these 269 entries contains someone’s comment (or more often complaint) about a grammar gaffe.
At first I was interested in some of the conversations… but quickly, the conversation itself was the thing making me shudder. In fact, I began to shudder each time another member of the group posted a complaint. Even the word “shudder” began to make me shudder!
Check out this Phrasal Verb Breakdown! Workout or Work Out? Signup or Sign Up? Your Questions Answered.
Based on a pamphlet I read at the HIlton Garden Inn in Schaumburg, IL this weekend, the hotel’s editorial staff needs a grammar lesson on phrasal verbs. Is “workout” a noun or a verb? Inquire within.
When the President stated regarding Congressman Weiner, “If it was me, I would resign,” he made not one but two grammatical errors. Read this article to find out what the errors were and how the press covered them.
Magazines and flyers are constant sources of grammatical errors and other interesting blog material for The Essay Expert. This week’s examples are good reminders to pay attention to your writing!