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December 2013
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"Ease in writing" comes from a poem by Alexander Pope, the British poet:
True ease in writing comes from art, not chance, 
As those move easiest who have learn'd to dance. 
Note he (and I) didn't say "easy writing." But just as dance lessons can help get you around the floor more gracefully, the goal for this newsletter is to share a tip or two to improve your writing.

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Happy Holidays, Fellow Writers! 
I hope you have had a creative and productive 2013.

Whether your writing progress in 2013 lay in your novel, an article, or just clearer emails, here's to continuous improvement and a great new year!

Paula Tarnapol Whitacre
Full Circle Communications 
Catching Up on a Year of Writing Tips

EaseinWritingCover In this newsletter, I cover one subject a month, often based on my own or a colleague's current quandary. Thank you for your suggestions and feedback throughout the year!

If you missed an issue, or if a topic has greater relevance to you now than when first published, peruse the Ease in Writing archives or read a specific issue. Here's a rundown of what we covered in 2013:

Introducing the Ease in Writing e-book!

When the Author's First Language Isn't English

Three Grammar Gremlins that Plague Multilingual Authors

Writing for Search Engines

Twitter Tips for Writers and Editors

Copyrights: What You Need to Know

Marketing Slip Sheets

Update on Julia Wilbur Diary Project

Writing for Effective Adult Learning

The Last Look (checklist for a final proofread)

Powerful Policy Briefs: 10 Tips

What do you need to know about in 2014?

Let me know! Either I will draw on my own knowledge and experience, or I'll seek out an expert with tips to share.
This year, I worked on several projects related to nutrition, social mobility, and access to health care. It's important to document, advocate, and generally make these issues more widely known.

But I was the writer/editor--I was not directly, for example, ensuring someone had enough food to last the month. So it occurred to me that a small thing I could do was to donate a percentage of my earnings to ALIVE, a community-based organization in Alexandria.

Thanks for your support this year to allow me to have the resources to do so.  
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