Author's posts

Damn the Dash

Gordon Bennet writes on Utne Reader about the overuse of the em-dash as an all too convenient punctuation mark, and condemns the neglect the simple pleasures of the semicolon. Is it neglect, or laziness, as he suggests? Or is the semicolon outdated and destined for oblivion? And who knew there were more than one kind of …

Continue reading

Share

How Do You Know What Words to Use?

“How do you know what words to use?” An innocent question from a non-writer learning the ropes in public relations occupied much of my mind over the weekend. I jokingly refer to myself as a professional wordsmith, but this question left me at a loss. How to explain what I do instinctively, without thinking? How …

Continue reading

Share

Off With Their Heads! Twitter as a Fireable Offense

By now I’m sure Chrysler’s handling of the f-bomb tweet from their corporate Twitter account is old news. But for those who haven’t heard, their first reaction was violate every rule in the crisis management rulebook. First, they announced that the account had been compromised. (Deny).  Well, except for the annoying little fact that it was indeed …

Continue reading

Share

Hello world! It’s a New PR Blog!

Welcome to APRwriter! Yes, this world just can’t survive without one more blog, and I’ve bravely jumped in to fill the void. I still learning how to use this software, so I can’t promise it will be a smooth ride, but it should be interesting! I am Accredited in Public Relations, hence the “APR” in …

Continue reading

Share