Category Archives: Writing

Dazzle your readers with these action stars

Are you giving b-o-r-i-n-g, passive verbs a starring role in your copy? You know the type: is, was, has been, to be, being, been, has, was, are, were and their fellow slackers. Don’t make this mistake! Nobody wants to watch … Continue reading

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7 ways to make your copy easier to read… and RAKE in results

Ever thought about making your blog posts, emails, letters, websites, and other materials easier to read? Why easier-to-read copy makes business sense Executives are renowned for insisting on brevity and clarity. Brain surgeons and rocket scientists prefer reading that’s below … Continue reading

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Bust writer’s block: 3 ways to smash through resistance and get writing

I’m going to tell you a secret. Admit something a little embarrassing. I struggled with what to write for this post. I dithered around. Wrote down one story idea, then another. Skipped from here to there, and got totally frustrated … Continue reading

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3 mistakes that KILL good copy

Hey there! Want to zip up your copy and GRAB your reader’s attention? Then you have got to avoid these 3 mistakes that KILL good copy. You’ll also learn how to fix these mistakes–FAST. Let’s dig in right in. Mistake … Continue reading

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Important news if you follow my blog

Hey you!  This Thursday/Friday I am switching to a full-fledged, self-hosted website. My web address will remain MarieOverfors.com. If you currently follow my posts via your WordPress.com account:

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Oolala! One Lovely Blog Award

Great news! GenieSpeaks nominated my blog for the One Lovely Blog Award. I’m both honored and tickled. Thank you, Genie!

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3 easy steps to creative superpowers

Want more creative and problem-solving power? How about getting these powers with VERY LITTLE EFFORT on your part? Better still, how would you like them for FREE? And even better, how would you like these tips to be from a … Continue reading

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The shocking myth about bunny slippers and writers

You won’t believe this, but… … some people think writers, freelance or otherwise, wear pajamas and bunny slippers all day long. O.M.G. This is a total myth!!! No self-respecting writer would ever wear pajamas and bunny slippers while writing. Trust … Continue reading

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What would Cicero say?

“Times are bad. Children no longer obey their parents, and everyone is writing a book.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero, Statesman, Orator, and Writer (106 – 43 B.C.) This quote always makes me smile. I wonder what Cicero would say about today’s … Continue reading

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