Writing Prompt

Here’s your latest writing prompt. Use it to write the opening line or the opening paragraph of a story. Share here if you wish. You inherit your grandparents’ old home after they pass away. You decide to clear out the attic. What do you find? What do you do? Happy writing!

Writing Prompts

Here are some writing prompts to keep you writing. Share your opening sentence or paragraph in the comments.   1. It’s a very windy day and things are being blown around you. Quick! What do you see flying past you? Write the opening sentence to a story about that.   2. You’re walking down a…

Communication Pool: Improving Memos

A while back, I posted the following memo sent out to employees: THE MATS HAVE ARRIVED! PLEASE ENSURE THEY ARE DEEP CLEANED NIGHTLY! WITH HOT SOAPY WATER! AND YOUR FLOORS ARE DONE MORE OFTEN THEN THEY ARE NOW, WITH HOT FRESH WATER EVERY 15 MINUTES! IM NOT IMPRESSED SO FAR WITH HOW WE ARE HANDLING…

Grammar Challenge!

Improve this sentence: Where you’re born is more of, chance, I think, besides, turn the earth a bit and you’d still be on the same soil.    

Communication Pool

Improving your communication one example at a time. A few weeks ago, I posted this actual text from a company memo. I HAVE RECIEVED QUITE A FEW COMPLAINTS ABOUT CUSTOMERS BEING STALLED AT THE SPEAKER! THERE SHOULD BE NO “WAIT A MOMENT” AT THE SPEAKER, YOU HAVE A ORDER TAKER AND THAT’S IS THERE FIRST PRIORITY!…

Grammar Challenge!

This was published on a news blog: As far as I remember, we were never the sort of family that aspired to leave the country in search for a better life. Can you tell what’s wrong with it?

Communication Pool: Grammar Challenge!

This was exactly what an expert botanist said in a TV news interview: “The image on the bill looks more or less exactly like the Norwegian maple.” What is wrong with it? Can you improve the sentence?

Writing Prompt

Here’s your  writing prompt for today: Write a recipe for something intangible. For example, recipe for a great home…a fantastic date…success…disaster… Share it here!

Grammar Challenge!

  What’s wrong with this? Rewrite this to improve it. I’m not too fond about snow……but, the only nice thing l like about it…..it’s a gorgeous site. A feeling of pure white and heavenly! (found On FB, Jan. 18, 13)

Communication Pool: Writexercise!

…and still another example of a memo from the same source: looking at some of your labour schedule summaries, most are over by at lease 1.5%????? you need to do your schedule hour by hour if you make $150 you should only have 3 people on etc…. please relook at your schdules and adjust accordinly!…