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Monday, April 27th, 2009

When I get very busy, blogging is the first thing to be struck from my list. That’s why I love Twitter: all the fun of blogging in just 140 characters. www.twitter.com/goodasgoldws

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Friday fun post #001

Friday, April 17th, 2009

Ever find yourself running out of steam at this time on a Friday afternoon? It oftens happen to me!

Here’s something fun for you to play with: The Directors’ Bureau Special Projects Ideas Generator - perfect for anyone stuck for a business model.

I’m off to pitch my mobile holographic orchestra to the Dragons’ Den …

Happy weekend!

Happy Easter weekend

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

Golden eggHappy bank-holiday weekend from Good As Gold. Business as usual on Tuesday 14 April!

‘Great rules of writing’

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

“Do not put statements in the negative form.

Gold penAnd don’t start sentences with a conjunction.

If you reread your work, you will find on rereading that a great deal of repetition can be avoided by rereading and editing.

Never use a long word when a diminutive one will do.

Unqualified superlatives are the worst of all.

De-accession euphemisms.

If any word is improper at the end of a sentence, a linking verb is.

Avoid trendy locutions that sound flaky.

Last, but not least, avoid clichés like the plague.”

- William Safire

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