When I mentioned yesterday that sometimes I’d rather just write about kitten whiskers, one of my favorite colleagues pointed out that combining them with work is totally possible. She is right, so today I present you with kitten whiskers and proposals. Kitten whiskers have two functions: To gauge the size of an opening so the…Read More Kitten Whiskers and Proposals
You might have noticed a bunch of posts appear out of nowhere today. It’s like Christmas! I love you guys, so you get lots of my brainial manifestations to read! Woo! Oh, and also I decided to kill my business blog and move those posts over here. Because they’re full of good information about writing,…Read More Holy Activity, Batman!
Originally posted by Heather Lee on February 4, 2013. Last week I read a great post by Aaron Hamburger on reverse outlining. We all know the outline process isn’t always as helpful as it should be; outside of a thesis or a proposal, trying to force an idea into an orderly skeleton can require a jumbo mental shoehorn. Fortunately…Read More Fun with Outlines
Originally posted by Heather Lee on January 29, 2013. During my time as an information developer in the oil and gas industry, I was lucky to work with an outstanding writer and editor who also became one of my best friends. We share a love of words, especially creating new ones, and it was she…Read More The Verbivore
Originally Posted by Heather Lee on January 7, 2013 Many people don’t like change, and I’m right there with them in many cases (how dare you update my favorite 70s-style mall?!). However, when it comes to technology, I love change. Changes to the technology I use to do my work are especially fun. …Read More Change is Fun. No, Really!
Originally Posted by Heather Lee on December 31, 2012 This Christmas Day, my husband, Brian, and I were watching Ms. Katherine Jenkins singing with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir as we opened our gifts to each other. I’m a sucker for a great choir, and even though I can’t carry a tune in a bucket, I love…Read More Song and Excellence
Originally Posted by Heather Lee on December 3, 2012 As my friends know, starting a new project that needs an original document format or template is like going to an amusement park for me. Both activities require planning, which is half the fun, but format design doesn’t require Dramamine. You can probably guess which…Read More Formats and Frameworks
Originally Posted by Heather Lee on October 21, 2012 I work a lot with AJ over at Four Points Proposal Services, and our customers have often commented on our unusually positive attitudes when it comes to our work (and in AJ’s case, life in general). We have several reasons for being so disgustingly sunny. We…Read More Attitude = Win
Originally Posted by Heather Lee on October 21, 2012 When I was a little Minion in Training, one of my favorite playtime activities was putting together organizations for my sister and myself. Yes, I said organizations. Businesses, clubs, teams, even mini-armies crossed my notepads all through elementary school. We’d come up with mottos, marching…Read More Just Imagine
Originally Posted by Heather Lee on October 21, 2012 What do Douglas Adams’ The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and swimming have in common? Both require a towel and the following directive: “Don’t panic.” Among all of the entertaining lines in that book, that one has stuck with me since I first read…Read More Welcome to the Pool