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December 2015
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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!

Despite the heartache we have all felt, from Paris to San Bernadino to Baltimore, I hope you have also enjoyed happiness, health, and success in 2015. Here is to peaceful times ahead.

Paula Tarnapol Whitacre
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Catching Up on a Year of Writing Tips

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! A special thank you to the experts I consulted and whose words of wisdom I included.

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 2015:

Write-able Resolutions for the New Year

Usability (UX): Five Takeways for Content

Writing: When It Flows and When It Doesn't

Long-Form Content

Meeting Deadlines: Eight Tips

Takeaways from Three Writers' Conferences

Using Quotations Effectively
Julia Wilbur Update

Investing in a Writer? Make It Worthwhile

Managing E-Files for Writing Success

Writing to Raise Money

What do you need to know about in 2016?

Let me know! I will draw on my own knowledge and experience, or seek out an expert with tips to share.
And again, thank you for being part of a wonderful, extended community of people who love words and how they join together. May words become tools of peace in the new year.
Next Steps for Julia (and Me)

As I continue researching and writing about the life of Julia Wilbur and of Civil War Alexandria, I signed a contract with Potomac Books, an imprint of the University of Nebraska press. First draft due July 1, 2016!

I also have several presentations scheduled: On Feb. 6 at the Black History Museum in Alexandria and March 19 at the Surratt House in Clinton, MD. 
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