Want To Write Better? Read Up!

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You know how they say “you are what you eat”? Well, I say you write what you read. You’re probably thinking, “Great tip, Captain Obvious” but I doubt people actually digest what this means. Yes, corny pun intended.

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Think about it. For someone who writes professionally, I am acutely in tune with my strengths and weaknesses. Sure, I can write pretty much anything the client asks for but some take a little more time and effort than others. And my turnaround time lies greatly on how easily the words flow.

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NiceGift from NiceThings: FREE Fascination Advantage Rapid Report

Ever wonder how you become so enamored with certain brands and not with others even if, say, they bore the same inherent qualities? Why certain people are instantly likable and others not so much?

That’s where fascination comes in.

In Sally Hogshead’s fascinating book,’Fascinate’, she discusses the seven triggers that inspire fascination: Lust, Alarm, Vice, Prestige, Trust, Mystique, and Power.

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Whether you’re a brand or an individual, it pays to know how you are using these triggers and how you can maximize your own potential for fascination and captivation.

So, I’m sharing this FREE code so you can find out how you fascinate people: JOY-NiceGiftFromNiceThings

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I hope you take advantage of this free test. At the very least, it’s entertaining. The code is good up to January 15 only. Hurry!

Please do share your results below. I’ll make sure to share mine if you do. 🙂

 

 

NiceThings Answers The Proust Questionnaire

My BFF Patintera and I went through a Care Bears phase while we were living in Singapore a few years back. Perhaps the homesickness made us ponder on our childhood more than usual. She always called me Share Bear since she realized sharing was one of my more dominant qualities. I’m feeling particularly Share Bear-ish this morning so I decided to answer the Proust Questionnaire to give my readers a better idea of who I am on my first anniversary.

Care bears stare!

Care bears stare!

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?

Losing the ability to love.

Where would you like to live?

On a farm.

What is your idea of earthly happiness?

Learning real contentment regardless of situation.

To what faults do you feel most indulgent?

Anxiety.

Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?

Atticus Finch, Elizabeth Bennet, Fitzwilliam Darcy, Aslan.

Who are your favorite characters in history?

From the Bible — Joseph (son of Jacob), Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, Azariah.

Who are your favorite heroines in real life?

My bestfriend Patintera — her selflessness is inspirational.

Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?

Elizabeth Bennet for defying the norm of her time.

Your most marked characteristic?

Fluidity — I can change my mind without prideful hesitation if I realize I’m wrong.

What do you most value in your friends?

Niceness — good manners, kindness, consideration of others.

What is your principle defect?

I tend to succumb to anxiety.

What natural gift would you most like to possess?

Inner peace.

How would you like to die?

Quickly and painlessly in my sleep.

If you would like to answer the questionnaire yourself, you will find the complete list here. Please do share your answers in the comments and I’ll make sure to check it out.

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