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Writing Tips: Write now, edit later

Written by Pat Wootton, PromptProofing.com

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There is a general consensus among experienced writers that editing - while absolutely essential - should be definitively separated from the writing process.

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Grammar Tips: Oh how you do run on

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What are run-on sentences (or comma splices) and how can we avoid or fix them?

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Book Review: Heresy by S.J.Parris

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Heresy introduces us to the engaging character of Dr Giordano Bruno, an Italian ex-monk and - supposedly - heretic who finds himself in 16th century London working for Sir Francis Walsingham, spymaster for Queen Elizabeth I.

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Marketing Tips: Ask your target audience

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To find out what kind of marketing will work best for your business, ask your target audience!

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Book Review: 419 by Will Ferguson

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An intriguing mystery/social commentary that alternates between Calgary and the Nigerian Delta; the story features a mix of eclectic and colourful characters. 

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Non-Fiction Book Review: Eats, Shoots and Leaves by Lynne Truss

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Grammar mistakes, spelling errors, misuse of words...it remains uncertain whether these issues with the use of the English language have worsened in recent years, or whether we are simply seeing more instances now through the use of social media, texting and email.

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Grammar Tips: A Reminder About Those Pesky Apostrophes

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From the number of stray apostrophes we notice around the place, it seems a small reminder might be appropriate.

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Marketing Tips: Customer Loyalty Programs

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Customer loyalty programs have been hugely successful for big business and should be utilized by smaller businesses too.   

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Book Review: A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

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Those who loved The Kite Runner, will be eager to read Hosseini's second novel. Set in Afghanistan, the title of the novel is taken from a poem about Kabul.

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Writing Tips: Writing Effective Web Copy

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You may have read this here before but it remains true nonetheless; your website is not for you or your company, it's for your readers - and potential customers. Never lose sight of this!

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