Monthly Archives: March 2015

One page query letter example

Some publications still take or require hardcopy proposals. Common sense dictates that such a query should not go over a page. But what does that look like? The proposal below fills out a single 8 1/2 by 12 inch piece of paper. … Continue reading

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Query letter example

Article proposals are as varied as the people that make them. Here’s one of mine. Although it wasn’t accepted, and no reason given, nor any rejection notice received, I can’t feel too badly. Sunset Magazine (external link) relies on a small … Continue reading

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Video gets results

A year ago I made a video on dividing Agapanthus, a common ornamental plant in most parts of fairly frost-free California. I wanted to know whether a text file or a companion video would climb higher in the rankings. I suspected … Continue reading

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Name this phenomenon

Many websites are so full of ads that you can’t scroll down a page to find a story without clicking. Is there a word for this? Navigating a page is like stepping through a digital minefield. It doesn’t seem there’s any penalty for … Continue reading

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Iconic. A one word cliche?

A cliche is a phrase or expression that has lost its meaning or impact due to overuse. I think the word iconic has become a one word cliche. The bottom line, going forward, all that glitters is not gold, are … Continue reading

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