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Papa’s advice to writers

“Listen now. When people talk listen completely. Don’t be thinking what you’re going to say. Most people never listen. Nor do they observe. You should be able to go into a room and when you come out know everything that … Continue reading

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Joining the ranks of top writers on Quora

Okay, so it’s not the Booker Prize, but it’s still incredibly cool to be named one of Quora’s top writers for 2012. Thanks, guys! To be precise, I’m one of 493 individuals recognized for being hopelessly compelled to write about … Continue reading

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Not-so-secret source: the /sci/ guide

If you’re an English major writing about science and technology, it helps to have some secrets up your sleeve. My favorite source for science information is an old-style, World Wide Web goldmine and one of the best kept secrets on … Continue reading

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Elance outtakes

I’ve set up a profile for myself for as a writer and editor on Elance, an easy-to-use web service. The idea behind Elance is to connect freelancers with prospective clients. So far, it has been interesting. One of the nifty perks … Continue reading

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Look smart: use HTML character entities

Recently overheard: “No one likes a fancy pants.” Pshaw and au contraire!  People are always impressed by smart sounding — and smart looking — individuals. Here is one very simple way to lend sophistication to your online prose. When using … Continue reading

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Greetings, Earthlings.

I’m Marti LaChance. Pleased to meet you. On this chilly June morning I’m launching a new blog. I call it “Social Web Wisdom.” In it I’ll be compiling ideas for employing communications effectively — in the digital and analog realms. My … Continue reading

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