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January 2007 UpWrite Press - We Make Writing Work For You

The secret to productive goal setting is in establishing clearly defined goals, writing them down, and then focusing on them several times a day with words, pictures, and emotions, as if we’ve already achieved them.

—Denis Waitley

Word Pair of the Month: consequently, subsequently
Don’t mix up these two words. They may seem the same, but they have very different meanings.

Consequently means “as a result.”

The publicity committee neglected to get word out in time for the event; consequently, ticket sales were disastrously low.

Subsequently means “following closely in time or order.”

The committee had disbanded but subsequently reconvened to discuss next year’s event.

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January Writers’ Forum Topic
Thank you to all those who responded to our January eTips request. The request is restated below, followed by some of the responses we received.

What is your writing resolution for 2007?

I resolve to put aside my fear of criticism and have my writing reviewed by coworkers. I further resolve to listen to their comments without feeling like I am under attack. People can’t help you if you won’t listen to their ideas.

—Cary Brezinsky, The Barklay Group

I have a bad habit of hurrying to get materials out, and as a result have often had errors come back to “bite me in the butt.” NOT good business practice! In the coming year I am going to work harder to make myself slow down, revise, and proofread everything I write before sending it out.

—Janine Partner, arts group grant-writing volunteer

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