This weeks Write on Wednesday's takes a dive into the issues stemming around the words Then and Than; and how to use them properly. Take a look! #ImpactRead More
Word to E.B. White! Nothing grinds my gears more than a writer that fails to get to the point. It creates a lack of clarity and the potential for major miscommunication for the reader. With writing, the expectation is simple. BE CLEAR. You want to make sure that readers can follow your message by making your writing easy to understand. The last thing you want is for a reader to come up with his or her own interpretation for your work. An interpretation that is an obvious opposite of what you were attempting to convey. Whether it's creative writing, nonfiction, professional writing, or an email, don't allow your message to get muffled by using extra words that make things confusing. When editing your work, edit to:
- Improve order
- Improve logic
- Make sure nothing is left out
- Review everything from the readers point of view
And when all else fails just ask yourself, "Are you being clear or writing to impress?"-- CTB
Get insight and info from the talented writers at Brandon Publishing every Wednesday for our "Write On Wednesday's" campaign; encouraging writers to set Wednesday aside for writing! This week we gather advice from author Gabrielle Cavett author of Hidden Minds as she reminds us to "Write For Yourself." Check it out!Read More
Author and former basketball sensation Kelvin Torbert, joins Al Martin on Current Sports TV to discuss the continuious impact of his new book KT and the Radical Roundball.Read More
It's always an amazing opportunity whenever you have the chance to be surrounded by positive, organic, energy exchanges. In my most recent moments, the provider of these exchanges has been a young lady by the name of Gabrielle Cavett. She's the fresh face of Brandon Publishing with huge shoes to fill;Read More
by London B
A trio of educators from the Michigan area had an innovative idea to make an authentic change within their school district. They understood that in order to get the results that they desired, there would have to be alterations within the current conditions of their school district. Their vision was to "dump the culture of compliance," and encourage "real learning". The group met quite often to discuss what this "new culture" would look like. Their meetings were so engaging and progressive, that they decided to take the meetings elsewhere. That destination was twitter. Two years ago, via twitter, these incredible individuals created what is now known as #COLCHAt. An interactive chat with educators across the globe all working to build a Culture Of Learning. The chat has been so successful that the group has decided to release a book entitled "COLChat Reflections- Creating A Culture Of Learning, One Day At A Time." The book will be published by the independent publishing company Brandon Publishing; it has also been stamped by Wall Street Journal best selling author Jon Gordon. (Release date is set for September 2015)
The trio went to the airwaves tonight to talk more about how this awesome desire to create an organic learning experience was developed. Click here to listen to the entire interview.
Stand Up "The Premier Of Year"
By London B
Grand Blanc, Michigan- On most occasions a gathering of adults and students on the campus of McGrath Elementary would most likely involve some sort of after school event, athletics, bake sales, or parent teacher conferences. Yet on May 26, 2015, the school and it's community gathered for a much different reason. A movie premier! For 6 weeks 35 elementary students, along with the Brandon Publishing staff, worked diligently to develop a short film masterpiece entitled 'Stand Up.' The short film focused on the ever growing issue of bullying. Students were able to give their perspective on what it looks like and how to solve it. Students wrote, directed, filmed, and acted in the project.
The short film is an output of the Brandon Publishing 'Create Program' established in 2010, but the focus is much larger than after school programming and events.
The short film 'Stand Up' is available for purchase at the BP Store. All proceeds go toward more incredible youth programs and events such as this one. Be sure to subscribe to our event post.