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Mise en Place: A Formula for Organized Writing

 

“Mise en place” is a popular French term that  translates to “everything in its place.” It’s a standard and practice that many great chefs live by in order to create their dishes. The major premise is to ensure that all ingredients are prepared and  made accessible well in advance so that the flow of cooking is not disrupted.  As someone who has a strong love for cooking and baking, I see the value in this approach. Recently, I began to think of how applicable it is to the context of clear and persuasive writing. Mise en place could even be considered as a tip to cure writer’s block. Although I previously wrote a post about writer’s block, the intricacies of mise en place merit a post on its own.

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importance of having a blog for your business

Why Your Brand Needs A Blog

 

A website is a great platform for showcasing a brand. Whether you’re the brand itself or you’re presenting a product or service as your brand, there are a variety of ways that you can highlight your skills through the “Blog” section of your website. Now, if you don’t already have a blog, that’s okay. The intent of this post is to encourage you to start thinking about creating a blog so that you can reap the potential benefits from having one. Here are some of the strengths that a well written blog offers.

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Introversion and writing

4 Reasons Why Introverts Thrive From Writing

When I was brainstorming a title for this post, one of the options that came to mind was: “4 Ways Writing is Helpful Toward Introversion.” This title made me cringe and think “well, doesn’t that sound as though introversion is a disease?” I answered my question with an adamant “no!”  on behalf of myself, whom I consider to be an introvert, and all other introverts of the world. The idea that introverts need help to become extroverted is a common misconception. The truth is, many introverts are  experts in helping themselves. At least we like to think we are. Writing is actually one of those powerful mechanisms that help us to do so. As a self-proclaimed introvert, I’m sharing with you how writing has helped me.  I’m sure many other introverts can relate as well.

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