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Laura Hale Brockway

Project Grow

13 Clever and Inspiring Quotes About Writing

The wisdom of these well-known, creative people can help writers who need some inspiration.
Communications

Avoiding Punctuation 'Mass Hysteria'

Hyphens and dashes have different uses. They cannot be used interchangeably.
Email Marketing

3 More Examples of Bad Email Manners

Plus an example of one organization that is going back to print over complaints of email overload.
Email Marketing

4 Examples of Bad Email Manners

Huge, unsolicited attachments and pretending you know someone you don't are among this writer's no-nos.
Communication Strategies

41 Alternatives to the Word 'Cool'

If the word 'cool' is wearing out its welcome in your personal lexicon, try these synonyms.
Communication Strategies

8 Commonly Misunderstood Words

Be careful when you use words such as 'comprise,' 'averse' and 'imply.' They are often used incorrectly.
Writing

32 Alternatives to 'A Lot'

Do you find yourself using the term 'a lot' with regularity? Break the habit with these more-specific synonyms.
Web Design

5 Things You Can Learn From a Poorly Designed Website

Websites without clear labels, that require multiple clicks to get to the most important stuff, and otherwise frustrate can serve as an example of what not to do.
Writing

15 Tips to Make Writing Less Hellish

Writing doesn't need to be a tedious and frustrating task. Consider these tips to get your creative juices flowing.
Names

7 Tips to Help You Remember Names Better

Whether you're trying to impress a prospective client, networking to find a job, or meeting new co-workers, you don't want to be caught forgetting someone's name.
Social Media

What Would Jane Austen Do? A Guide to Social Media Etiquette

The author famous for her characters who make life-changing social blunders can teach social media users a thing or two.
Technology

How to Keep Customers Focused on Your Website

Research shows that the Internet has diminished readers' attention spans. Make it easier for your readers to grasp your point by adhering to these tips.
Marketing

10 Tips for Writing Better Online Marketing Content

When a customer starts the conversation, it takes more to keep it going than a standard sales push.