Monthly Archives: December 2021

22 for 2022: all the C.R.A.P. to cut this year

By |2021-12-30T13:50:01+00:00December 29, 2021|Categories: Writing|

A few months ago, Jill noticed a shift in my writing style. “It’s very in-your-face,” she said. “You sound a little angry. But in a good way.” She was probably responding to my article about all the C.R.A.P. that makes its way into business statements (mission, vision, purpose, value, yada yada yada). I do get fired [...]

It’s the Commas That Terrify Me

By |2021-12-16T16:10:59+00:00December 16, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

Semicolons aren’t so bad. But that whole don’t end a sentence with a preposition really gets me, sort of. And what exactly is a run-on sentence if I have a lot to say and it all comes pouring out and I throw a few commas in there won’t my reader understand what I’m trying to say? [...]