Communication

A little literary magic

Posted by on Aug 25, 2011 in Blog, Communication, Composition | 0 comments

I read a novel a few years ago that I both loved and despised. How can that be? Well, the language was beautiful. The way the words were strung together was lyrical. I found myself reading sentences aloud just to hear them tripping off the tongue. But the problem with the book was that the story being told was trite and boring. It was about as exciting as watching paint dry. I have to admit it was a good book to read before bed. However, I wanted all the beautiful words to make the story magical – or enticing – or give it some life. Failing that, it went on and on, never once drawing me in and forcing me to read into the wee hours. The purpose of words is to...

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A jumble of ideas

Posted by on Aug 25, 2011 in Blog, Communication, Composition | 0 comments

This morning I was trying to cram more stuff into my purse like puzzle pieces so it would all fit. Needless to say, as the day wore on and items kept falling out, I realized what a mistake I had made. I was the mastermind behind the aggravation I dealt with all day. Writing is like that, too. You can’t cram too much into a paragraph or paper or else it becomes more aggravation than communication. When too many ideas are jumbled together and are not explained fully or connected to each other, it’s confusing. When you send a customer a message that is confusing, it becomes an aggravation and you know what happens then. What do you think will happen when they receive...

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