Tag Archives: practice

Does writing well still matter? Let me count the ways

Kudos to Deborah Brody of Deborah Brody Marketing Communications for launching a new feature called “On Writing.” Each month, she’s interviewing a communications professional on the craft of writing and then posting the interview on her blog. This month, I had the pleasure of discussing why writing well still … Continue reading

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Why the Beatles were so good: They practiced!

Last week, Washington celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ first concert in America with the tribute band Beatlemania Now taking the stage at the same venue (the Washington Coliseum) at the same time (8:31 p.m.) to play the same … Continue reading

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‘Strumming my six-string’ or how I met Parker

I have a Parkwood acoustic guitar that I call Parker. He and I have been together now since the fall of 2007. I wouldn’t say that we are inseparable; but I can say that wherever I go, Parker soon follows. … Continue reading

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Practice makes (nearly) perfect

Many years ago when I was a young, budding writer (or so I thought), I received quite a blow to my tender ego from the esteemed scholar and critic E.D. Hirsch Jr. I was at the University of Virginia and … Continue reading

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