Monthly Archives: January 2016

Improve Your Writing with The Flesch-Kincaid Readability Tests

Improve your writing by using the Flesch–Kincaid readability tests. I forgot Microsoft Word has these tests built in. Rudolph Flesch was a pioneer in the plain English movement. He devised a formula  to gauge its readability in writing. Essentially, the higher … Continue reading

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How do I Develop My Own Writing Style?

Your writing style develops naturally out of your experiences and preferences. I’m not sure you can use more adjectives, metaphors, or quotations than you would normally would without sounding pretentious or affected. Tom Robbins’ writing went off in spectacular tangents … Continue reading

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A Historic Firehouse Reborn

My article on the renovation and reuse of the historic firehouse in the Washington District of West Sacramento is out. Click here to read the article at the News-Ledger’s site. (external link) A Historic Firehouse Reborn By Thomas Farley: thomasfarley@yahoo.com … Continue reading

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The Changing Selection at Grocery Store Magazine Racks

Have you noticed the change at grocery store magazine racks? Regular magazines are being replaced with special editions that are undated and can be sold for months at a time. What started, perhaps, with Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Edition, is now evolving … Continue reading

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Retired Assistant City Manager Carol Richardson Looks Back

This article ran in the January 6th edition of the West Sacramento New-Ledger. (external link) Their site will be updated soon, until then, it appears here. Retired Assistant City Manager Carol Richardson Looks Back by Thomas Farley Carol Richardson retired last … Continue reading

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A Welcoming On-line Outlet

If you are a beginning creative and are looking for wider distribution of your prose, poetry or photographs, you might want to try AmpersandLiterary (external link). They don’t pay but they offer a way to feature your content beyond the reach … Continue reading

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West Sacramento’s Role in Coming Elections

This article appeared in the January 6, 2016 issue of the West Sacramento News-Ledger (external link). It appears here until their website features the piece. All Politics are Local: West Sacramento’s Role in Coming Elections by Thomas Farley: thomasfarley@yahoo.com California’s … Continue reading

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