Tag Archive: writing How-To

How Not to Plagiarize on the Net

I grinned as the words appeared in my inbox. “Here’s the first batch. More on the way.” Easy Peazy! I thought. I should write like this more often. Why I Did It My schedule has been insane for three weeks now. Knowing that I am not the kind of person who can skimp on sleep…

Picking the Brain of THE Pen Man: James Chartrand

We end this week with an interview with one of my favorite people on planet Earth; James Chartrand. James is the spunk and panache behind Men with Pens. He has heart and passion and occasionally breaks the rules, but that’s okay. He makes his own rules (he’s cool like that). James cares about the business…

Pick Another Pen Men Brain: Charlie Pabst

Next up on the interviewee list is Charlie Pabst of Men with Pens/ Charfish Design.  Charlie recently joined the Pen Men and has been fairly quiet thus far. We’re not sure if he just can’t get a word in edgewise, or if he’s playing up the whole man of mystery thing. 😉 Mr. Pabst is…

Pick the Brain of Harrison McLeod of Men With Pens

  In case you’re just tuning in, we’ll be posting mini-interviews with top bloggers here at Blue Duck over the next few weeks. You’ll have the chance to get a sneak peak into how these bloggers improve their writing and what inspires them to do what they do so well. I’ve had a blast reading the answers…

9 Steps to Clearer Writing: Cutting the Fat and Choosing Words Carefully

“Big is Beautiful!” may work for plus-sized underwear ads, but it fails miserably in the world of online writing. Clear, concise writing is best. You have 500 words or less to take your reader on a journey with a destination of your choosing. The Challenge Your goal is to transport readers from point A to…

9 Steps to Clearer Writing: Focus

“I want my sexy!” screamed my four year old from the bathtub. I could hear his older brother patiently going through a list of possible words, other than sexy, that might placate the little guy. With each incorrect guess, duckie?, cookie?, Saltie?, wedgie?, the demand got louder and louder. I put a stop to the…