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ROAD TRIP Puzzle!

Posted on: August 21st, 2014 by Deborah Plouffe No Comments

   
CLICK HERE
to access this month’s PRINT ME Puzzle!

              Here’s our AUGUST Word Search puzzle!

            

Falling For Phrasal Verbs

Posted on: August 19th, 2014 by Deborah Plouffe No Comments

Yes, Timed Write readers, we ARE listening to your feedback! A few of you have mentioned that our Get It Write feature is just too long. English IS a pretty involved language, riddled with more exceptions than there are rules, it seems! Over the summer (at least), we will make the effort to make our comments in this section brief!

Have you ever heard of a phrasal verb? What’s that, you say? In short, a phrasal verb is a verb that is combined with an adverb or preposition to create a new meaning. Very often, the meaning is not all that obvious from the definitions of the separate words.

Here’s an example:  run into
Run means to move quickly with your legs; into implies a direction. Run into means to meet someone (or hit something) by accident.

Other examples include make up, put up with, put on, fall for and get up.

One neat little feature of these verbs is that some are what we call separable, while others are inseparable.

Let’s look at the phrasal verb fell for. You can write that He fell for his best friend’s girlfriend or even that “He fell for her.” You would never write, however, that “He fell her for.” That means that the phrase can’t be separated.

With the phrasal verb put on, for example, you may or may not separate it depending on the meaning. For instance, you can write both “He put on his socks” and “He put his socks on.” Any separable phrasal verb can be written either way.

So, feel free to impress your guests at your next dinner party with this little tidbit of grammar knowledge!

What Folks Have to Say

Posted on: August 14th, 2014 by Deborah Plouffe No Comments

Thank you, thank you, thank you to all of our associates who have posted testimonials on our website. Please take a moment to see what folks have to say about rewriter.ca!
CLICK HERE to access the webpage!


Do YOU have something to say about rewriter.ca? We’d LOVE to share your testimonial in our next newsletter with a link back to your website. If you’re one of the first three to reply, we will also INCLUDE YOUR BANNER AD in our next three issues! CLICK HERE to send us an email!

P.S. Watch for our LABOUR DAY BANNER SALE coming soon!

What’s New for August 2014?

Posted on: August 12th, 2014 by Deborah Plouffe No Comments

Isn’t it interesting how a number of requests for the same thing can evolve into the offering of a new product or service?

Several of those FIRST JOB FREE letters also came with a request for an accompanying resume but, not unlike our BIO-Writer service, we just can’t produce a professional resume within the one-hour framework allowed for a FIRST JOB FREE.

So, the idea for a new RESUME-Writer service is born! Everyone knows some who needs a resume, so please TAKE A LOOK at our NEW RESUME-Writer service.

Don’t forget that you could qualify for an Amazon gift card when you refer a friend to us!

CLICK HERE for details on our referral program!

Are YOU ready for the CASL?

Posted on: August 7th, 2014 by Deborah Plouffe No Comments

 

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   “I get more spam than anyone I know!”

                                 – Bill Gates
                                                        



New CASL Legislation–Yes it IS a BIG DEAL !

Chances are that I’m not the only person who did not publish a July newsletter because the newly enacted CASL legislation has me scared silly!

What do I do when something intimidates me? I write about it, of course! Here is a link to a recent guest blog that I wrote on this topic. It gives a good overview of what the legislation is all about and how it affects us.

CLICK HERE to read the full BLOG POST.

P.S. If you’re still wondering about CASL, please send us an email and we can put in you touch with someone who might be able to help.

Wicked Means Good?

Posted on: June 25th, 2014 by Deborah Plouffe No Comments

Do you know the answer to this month’s Trivia Quiz? Send an email with your guess, and we’ll reward the correct entries with a prize. Or, if you’re into suspense, we’ll publish the answer in the next issue of Timed Write. 

Can you identify the author and his (there’s a hint right there) work where the word “wicked” was first used in literature to mean “good?”

Email us your answer and we’ll send YOU back a prize!

P.S. The answers to last month’s quiz were Agatha Christie and R.L. Stine.

Aw, Shucks!

Posted on: June 19th, 2014 by Deborah Plouffe No Comments

Thank you, thank you, thank you to all of our associates who have posted testimonials on our website. Please take a
moment to see what folks have to say about rewriter.ca!

CLICK HERE to access the webpage!

Do YOU have something to say about rewriter.ca? We’d LOVE to share your testimonial in our next newsletter with a link back to your website. If you’re one of the first three to reply, we will also INCLUDE YOUR BANNER AD in our next three issues!

CLICK HERE to send us an email!


Get It Write: The Condensed Version

Posted on: June 17th, 2014 by Deborah Plouffe No Comments

Yes, Timed Write readers, we ARE listening to your feedback! A few of you have mentioned that our Get It Write feature is just too long. English IS a pretty involved language, riddled with more exceptions than there are rules, it seems! Over the summer (at least), we will make the effort to make our comments in this section brief!

If you’re like me, chances are that you absolutely CRINGE when you hear a youth (and many adults!) say, “Me and John are going to the movies.” Of course that is wrong, but WHY is it wrong?

Here’s an easy way to make sure that you’re right and to share your knowledge. In this sentence, you are the subject. YOU are going to the movies and, if it weren’t for John, you would have said, “I am going to the movies” and never “Me is going to the movies.”
The sentence doesn’t change at all when you add John. So your test is to take the other person out of the sentence, where you’ll be able to decide very easily which is correct. Then, add your buddy John back in and you’re ready to go!

Next month, we’ll deal with the slightly more difficult topic of whether to use “I” or “me” as an object.

Just In Time for Father’s Day!

Posted on: June 12th, 2014 by Deborah Plouffe No Comments


CLICK HERE
to access this month’s PRINT ME Puzzle!

              Here’s our JUNE Word Search puzzle!


RESUME-Writer is Born!

Posted on: June 10th, 2014 by Deborah Plouffe 4 Comments

Isn’t it interesting how a number of requests for the same thing can evolve into the offering of a new product or service?

Several of those FIRST JOB FREE letters also came with a request for an accompanying resume but, not unlike our BIO-Writer service, we just can’t produce a professional resume within the one-hour framework allowed for aFIRST JOB FREE.

So, the idea for a new RESUME-Writer service is born! We should have this ready to launch by the end of the summer, so watch the July issue of Timed Write for further details.

We are also hard at work on our E@sy eZines product, which is an extensive undertaking. We plan for an autumn launch of this as well.

You can sign up for a sneak peek at E@sy eZines through our 13 WAYS IN 13 DAYS program and check out the image below for a look at the marketing we’ve been creating.

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