Write with TASTE Blog
30 June 2011
Image by Thomas Hawk
To survive in pre-historic times required that our cave-dwelling ancestors focus. Where can we find something to eat? How can we protect ourselves from danger?
Although modern-day ‘cavepeople’ don’t need to hunt and gather in the same ways, we still focus on the same important issues of survival—home, health, harvest.
23 June 2011
Image by pheezy
Have you ever been lost in an unfamiliar place? How did you feel?
For several years after moving to Hong Kong, I always got lost in certain parts of town. It was SO frustrating – especially if I was running late for an appointment.
That’s when streetside maps with ‘You are here’ indicators brought me comfort. I was able to get my bearings and be on my way. …
16 June 2011
Banksy’s Caveman. Image by Lord Jim
So a caveman was out walking on the savannah, and along came an animal. His first thoughts: Can I eat that animal? Or will it try to eat me?
Our earliest ancestors had to answer those questions fast; it was a matter of survival. Can I fight and win – and take food back to my family? Or should I run and live another day?
9 June 2011
Image by Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com
In the two years I’ve been writing this blog, I’ve accused readers of being careless and unmotivated. I’ve compared them to animals (dogs, cats, monkeys and rats). And I’ve said that parents make better writers, because readers are like children.
For my next ‘insult’ -- I’m calling readers …
2 June 2011
Image by Scott McLeod
Tip 1: Include one point per slide
Ensure that the text on each slide covers a single point.
If you have multiple bullet points on a slide, you may have included more than one point. …