The Write Blog

25 Mar 2019

IS “YOU’RE WELCOME” IN DANGER OF BECOMING EXTINCT?

What ever happened to saying, “you’re welcome?” With terms such as “no problem” and “of course!” gaining popularity in today’s society, it seems that “you’re welcome” is becoming a phrase of the past. But, why is that? Are people nowadays more rude and inconsiderate? Are we, as a society, lacking in proper etiquette? According to […]

22 Mar 2019

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A BIOGRAPHY AND AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY?

In our previous blog, we discussed the difference between an autobiography and a memoir, but what is the difference between an autobiography and a biography? Well, both are written accounts of a person’s life. There are some big differences that set them apart from each other, though. A biography: Is the story of a person’s […]

21 Mar 2019

A VENDING MACHINE TO PROMOTE LITERACY

Move over candy and soda; there’s a new vending machine in town! A school in Buffalo, New York, has rolled out a great new program to help promote literacy among its students. After fundraising for a year, the school installed a book vending machine, filled with over $1,000 in new books. Each month, a random […]

20 Mar 2019

THE PROPOSAL COVER LETTER – YOUR CHANCE TO BRAG A BIT

The proposal is done. You’ve addressed all the requirements of the RFP, filled in the forms, and attached appendices. Now the only thing left to do is the cover letter. Yes, it’s best to leave it to last, allowing time to reflect back on your proposal and why you are responding to the RFP. Unlike […]

19 Mar 2019

10 FAMOUS PEOPLE WHO USED A GHOSTWRITER

If you have visited a book store or a library lately, you have probably noticed that just about every celebrity and politician out there has come out with some kind of “tell all” about their lives. But, are these celebrities actually sitting down and writing their own books? Or are they employing ghostwriters to help […]

18 Mar 2019

25 NEW WORDS OF 2018

If you spend any time on the internet or on social media, you are bound to notice that there is an ever-evolving plethora of new words being created all of the time. What you may not know, however, is that the editors at Miriam-Webster keep track of all of these words.  In fact, just last […]

15 Mar 2019

HOW TO WRITE THE PERFECT NONFICTION BOOK PROPOSAL: TIPS FOR PITCHING YOUR BOOK AND GETTING PUBLISHED

Can you secure a book deal before you even finish writing the book? Sounds too good to be true, but if the book is nonfiction, it’s in the realm of possibility. It all starts with a book proposal. As an expert, you know your subject and have plenty to say. Writing a nonfiction book is […]

14 Mar 2019

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY AND A MEMOIR?

Autobiography and memoir: two terms that seem to be constantly confused and used interchangeably. While the confusion between the two is definitely understandable, there are a few differences that can help you identify whether it is a memoir you are writing, or if it is actually an autobiography. Autobiography: An autobiography is generally a personal […]

13 Mar 2019

BREAKING “THE CURSE OF ACADEMIA”: SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTISE AND WRITING FOR A GENERAL AUDIENCE

You are an industry expert. You know your stuff. You wrote the book on it – literally. But when tasked with stepping outside of your industry-specific box — for example, if you’re asked to contribute copy to a sales brochure or draft an editorial for a customer-facing web copy — you often find that it’s […]

12 Mar 2019

FAMILY HISTORY. WHY BOTHER?

Discovering your family history can be a wonderful and fascinating journey. Whether it is simply out of curiosity, or for the purpose of preserving history for future generations, there are a lot of benefits to finding out where we came from. Top 10 Reasons to Learn your Family History 1. Genetic health concerns Learning about […]

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