Don’t Balk at the Editor

I've probably mentioned somewhere that I write elsewhere. Many elsewheres, actually. Writing elsewhere means there will be a someone else who will be, in one way or another, looking over your work. That someone will be an editor. Don't balk, be thankful there is an editor. Why have an editor? One of the best reasons … Continue reading Don’t Balk at the Editor

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Objects in the rear-view mirror: Lincoln vs. Trump – Introducing Their Themes

  Continuing from that earlier discussion of the differences between Lincoln-style and Trump-style public speaking, I'd like to take a look at some of the language used by each of these Presidential candidates in their attempts to swoon their listeners. Before that, though, I would like to briefly talk about the actual writing of the … Continue reading Objects in the rear-view mirror: Lincoln vs. Trump – Introducing Their Themes

Objects in the rear-view mirror: Lincoln vs. Trump – Public Speaking at its best and worst

At least back when I went to junior high and high school, one of the most important aspects of participating in a political process was a candidate's capacity for communication, usually manifested through public speaking (speech writing and making). The main way that a person running for office could humanely get his/her ideas across to … Continue reading Objects in the rear-view mirror: Lincoln vs. Trump – Public Speaking at its best and worst

Quality vs. Quantity 01: What is quality? What is quantity?

What is quality? When the question comes up as to quantity or quality, the general answer seems to almost be a peace-keeping strategy: you have to find a balance. I, myself, don’t subscribe to this idea, as the two concepts, quality and quantity, are quite different from one another, and trying to find a balance will … Continue reading Quality vs. Quantity 01: What is quality? What is quantity?