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The Fine Art of Plagiarism and How to Avoid It

Students learn about plagiarism at an early age.   They are all schooled with the risks of being a “copycat. “ Such acts can mean a zero grade and maybe even expulsion. Most adults recognize that plagiarism is a black mark when it comes to integrity and reputation. Originality is key …

Keep Your College Admissions Essay Clean

Keep Your College Admissions Essay Clean

This time of year many high school seniors are scrambling to write college admission essays.  Some will comb the internet for clever tips on producing perfect copy.  Others will actually employ perceived experts to write on their behalf.  At Writefully Inspired, we have one piece of important advice.  Keep your …

An Ode to Punctuation

Ode to Punctuation

Are you aware of the value of skillfully placed punctuation?  In this Ode to Punctuation, we offer some insight into the function and intent of everything from periods, commas, exclamation points, and more.  We confess that the semi-colon is our favorite; it gives rise to a pause.  Life needs its …

Imagination: Chilldren Should Use It

Imagination: Encourage Children to Use It

Imagination. As a professional writer, it is one of the things I treasure most in my life.  The ability to create something grand from a passing thought is invaluable.  In a sense, the computer age has stunted some imaginations.  Children are not necessarily encouraged to draw a picture on a …


10 Writing Tips to Start the School Year

For many, Labor Day represents the beginning of a new school year. Although some states are in full session prior to the holiday, many districts start the next day. A number of colleges and universities begin classes at the same time. Writing skills are an imperative part of most academic …


YOUR KIDDING ME! (The Important of Proofreading)

Before you succumb to a fainting spell, the title of this blog was merely an attempt to get your attention.  Of course, I know I have used the term “your” to indicate the possession of kidding.  Obviously, I should have used “you’re” to shorten up the phrase “you are”.  Sadly, …

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Don’t Read This!

People rarely follow directions.  This is an experiment to prove this theory.  No one should be reading this particular post.  Caught you.  What made you open the link? If you want people to read your writings, you need to hook them. This is a short lesson.  Hook your readers! Theoretically, you …


Appearances Matters

One cannot help but enjoy the beauty of the bumblebee as it gathers pollen.  Yet, this same bee has the potential for producing a lethal sting.  What is the difference?  Appearances matter. As part of my professional writing services, I perform marketing and writing tasks for an attorney.  When I stopped …

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Teach Your Children – The Importance of “Thank You”

It is a pet peeve of mine.  Parents should not wait for teachers to give their children basic lessons.  Reading and writing are skills that are life tools.  Likewise, mothers and fathers should be the ones providing instructions on mannerly behavior.  It is insane to think this responsibility belongs anywhere else. …

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