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ISSN:1544-8312Autumn-Winter 2014
Judy Vorfeld, PublisherIssue 95

A Gentle Blend of Communication Expressway
& Webgrammar's Food for Thought


Judy's Corner

Hope your autumn and winter months have been filled with the delights of the changing seasons. This has been a wonderful yet bittersweet interval for me. Wonderful because I've spent time with some amazing people and made new friends. And wonderful because I've been blessed with good health. Bittersweet because our family lost another icon, my stepson, Ted Vorfeld. We recently scattered his ashes in the Pacific Ocean close to where his dad's (my husband) ashes were scattered 10 years ago. We will miss him.

One area of writing that I've found fascinating is wrapped in a dilemma: whether to write a real autobiography or biography, or whether to transpose it into a novel. The thing about biographical writing is that writers sometimes feel obligated to be 100% accurate, and while the story itself (or stories - or characters) may be compelling, being totally accurate may be boring. When you change real life into fiction, you aren't under the same type of obligation.

Also, I wonder how many people began writing nonfiction, and then quit, because (among other things) there were facts that could embarrass people still living. That's why I mention the article below. It touches on what I've mentioned, and much more. Worth the read.

MEMOIR OR NOVEL? 8 ISSUES TO THINK ABOUT BEFORE WRITING YOUR OWN STORY

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Web link for this issue.


Grammar Tip - supervocalics

If you like playing word games, you'll enjoy playing around with supervocalic words. Supervocalic, says Nevill Fogarty, is an adjective describing a word or phrase containing each of the five vowels - A, E, I, O and U - exactly once. Examples include: sequoia - ambidextrous - milquetoast - Julia Roberts - and more.


Business Email Tip

Responding to Messages

To reply to sender, who has sent the message to others: Click Reply
To reply to everyone who received the same messge: Click Reply to All

Your email may be set to exclude the original message when you click "Reply." In that case, you may have to copy/paste the original message into the Reply message box, if there is too much content for you to respond to.
If, when you click "Reply," you want to respond to the message by typing responses at the end of each question/comment, use a different font or font color, or use Bold, so the responses stand out.
If this is an important message and needs to be in your records (and you're only replying to one person), in the "To" area, find "BCC" (blind carbon copy) and type in your address. You will then receive a copy of your message. If you Reply to All, you will automatically get a copy of your response since you're in the original list of recipients.

That's enough mind-numbing help for this issue!

TIP: If you're not sure if a link is "clean," use this URL to test it out: OnlineLinkScan



CATEGORIES

Arts - CTO - Desktop Publishing, Design, & Typography - Education - Grammar - History - Small Biz/Home Office - Technology - For Writers, Journalists, Playwrights



ARTS

The Rubin Museum of Art

The Future of Science . . . Is Art?

The Ultimate Guide To Backyard Bird Photography


CTO

Rock Music Timeline

Forces of Nature: Tornadoes, Volcanoes, Hurricanes, and Earthquakes

'I can't breathe!' tops list of notable quotes

Bird Lovers, Wake Up and Smell the Shade Coffee!

BirdWatchingDaily

18 Helpful Diagrams To Solve All Your Clothing Woes


DESKTOP PUBLISHING, DESIGN, & TYPOGRAPHY

The art of photo cropping

Design can make the difference

The origins of abc

Occupational Outlook Handbook: Desktop Publishers

The Library of the Gutenberg Museum


EDUCATION

English Lesson Plan Templates

Science Lesson Plan Templates

Math Lesson Plan Templates

Education for the 21st Century

50 Years of ERIC, The Education Resources Information Center

Educational Resources and Exams to Become an Accountant or CPA


GRAMMAR

Common Errors In English: Professor Paul Brians

Daily Grammar

Daily Writing Tips: Get a daily grammar, spelling, punctuation or vocabulary tip.

Guide To Grammar And Style: Jack Lynch

Professor Charles Darling's Grammar Site

Grammarist


HISTORY

Story Maps Illustrate Metro Area and County Population Change - U.S. Census Bureau

Historic Baseball Resources

Human Rights Watch: Defending Human Rights Worldwide

Did Millennials Change Advertising Or Just Roll It Back?

Charles Dickens at 200


SMALL BIZ & HOME OFFICE

The Three Qualities of People I Most Enjoy Working With

10 Steps To Great Leadership

The Little Boy That Could (Or Why We Need to Make What We Do Brilliant Every Time) - there is nothing but you holding yourself back

The right to request flexible working (UK)

Organizational ego and the trust crisis


TECHNOLOGY

Flash Animations for Physics

The Vernier Motion Encoder System

Great for small bite-size pieces on what's currently trending in technology

THE FUTURE OF CONTENT PART 3: WITH RICHARD BECKER

Advanced Technological Education Television


FOR WRITERS, JOURNALISTS, and PLAYWRIGHTS

THE 5 ATTRIBUTES OF A SUCCESSFUL GHOSTWRITER

The Writer. Each month The Writer is full of features you can use to improve your writing, including before-and-after examples of improved writing, more literary markets than ever before, practical solutions for writing problems, selected literary magazine profiles, tips from famous authors and hands-on advice.

The key difference between online and print publishing

The Non-Lawyers Guide to Legal Terms

How To Write The Perfect Business Blog Post

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Webgrammar for educators, writers, editors, researchers, librarians, etc.
Judy Vorfeld's personal website

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