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How to Avoid Negative Images When You Write

“I’m anxious to get on with this project.”

“I’m just dying to see you!”

“That dinner was to die for!”

“What a killer presentation!”

Why do people talk and write like this? What’s all this about anxiety and dying?

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Going the Distance When You Write

How is writing like swimming?

I swim a mile several times a week, and have been doing so for years.  That’s 72 laps.  Every time I swim, I go about four laps and then a little voice in my head says, “I’m a little tired… maybe I shouldn’t do the full distance today… 72 laps! Maybe I’ll just do 40 today…”  For a moment, this always sounds reasonable.  And every time, I say to that little voice, “Just do the first 16 and see how you feel.  We’re going to go the distance.”  Even though I know I can do it, that little voice (please tell me you have one too!) wants to undermine my willingness to do the right thing.  I force myself to do the warm-up set and, by the time it’s over, I’ve gotten into the rhythm of the workout and I’m able to go the distance.

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    These courses are not taught by a general skills trainer who happens to teach writing. Elizabeth Danziger has been published by major publishing houses such as Random House and Harcourt Brace. Her work has appeared in many national magazines. She is an expert writer and editor who brings her knowledge as a resource to participants.
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