Monthly Archives: May 2013

Getting to the Meat of It with Basics – Grammar Rules

Writers and Grammarians aren’t two sides of the same coin, so stop fearing grammar rules.  Or using a lack of knowledge to claim you can’t write.


Invest in a simple grammar primer to keep at your desk like:

Missed Periods and Other Grammar Scares: How to Avoid Unplanned and Unwanted Grammar Errors by Jenny Baranick (Humorous take on grammar by college professor)


Essential English Grammar (Dover Language Guides Essential Grammar) by Philip Gucker

Or scout out your own choice.


© 2013 BAReed Consulting | Business Writing Coach


Striving, Growing, Moving Forward

“Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.”

~Robert Collier


“Follow your honest convictions and stay strong.”

~William Thackeray


“If you set goals and go after them with all the determination you can muster, your gifts will take you places that will amaze you.”

~Les Brown


“Unless you try to do something beyond what you have mastered, you will never grow.”

C.R. Lawton


“Life is Change.  Growth is optional.  Choose wisely.”

~Karen Kaiser Clark


© 2013 BAReed Consulting | Business Writing Coach

Gaining in Knowledge

There is such an amazing breadth of interesting information and potential experiences to be gained in this world.


“But all knowledge has to be won – like every other thing that is worthy of us sons of God.”

~Sir Wilfred T. Grenfell


We cannot begin to learn everything, but we can sample quite a bit.


© 2013 BAReed Consulting | Business Writing Coach

Practice Writing

We have been told that it takes time and effort to be a champion at anything.  It takes simple effort on a regular basis to keep a skill in good form.


“Iron rusts when it is not used; stagnant water loses its purity and freezes over with cold, so too, does inactivity sap the vigor of the mind.”

~Leonardo da Vinci


Practice your writing skills regularly and you will find that your skills have grown.


© 2013 BAReed Consulting | Business Writing Coach

The Sarcastic Muse

Writing. Information. Inspiration. Sarcasm guaranteed.

Stefanie O'Connell

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Voices In His Head

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O at the Edges

Musings on poetry, language, perception, numbers, food, and anything else that slips through the cracks.

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Seasonal living in a Scottish castle

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There are 5 sisters. She's the middlest.

American Oz

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Blog to Work

Blogging your way to a job.


frightfully wondrous things happen here.

Simplifying Business Chaos

Always The Write Time Blog


Art of Non-Conformity

Clear, professional writing is closer than you think.


Smile! You’re at the best site ever

Clear, professional writing is closer than you think.

The Creative Penn

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Gifts Of The Journey

The Fearless Pursuit Of A Life Worth Living


Through The Glass Darkly

an interconnected life...

Discovering the threads that connect us, one story at a time.

TED Blog

The TED Blog shares news about TED Talks and TED Conferences.


A great site

Second Star to the Right

and straight on 'til morning


Success is meant to be shared


Living cheaply and richly on an acre in Puna, Hawaii

J T Weaver

When you got nothing, you got nothing to lose. — Dylan.

Gen Y Girl

Twentysomething. Annoyed with corporate BS. Obsessed with Gen Y. Not bratty. Just opinionated.

Jenna Dee with a following wind


iPhone vs Camera

Book Hub, Inc.

The Total Book Experience