You’ve heard the phrase, “There’s a fine line between ‘this’ and ‘that’.” I see fine lines everywhere–between being ready for publication and being published, for instance.

Imagine you’re a tightrope walker. The secret to keeping your balance, other than intense practice, is to focus on where you’re going. Look down and you’re history.

Communication is tricky

“The single biggest problem with communication is the illusion that it has taken place.”

George Bernard Shaw

There’s also a fine line in communication–that place where what you’re trying to say gets jumbled up with what the reader is hearing. In my experience in corporate communications, it’s far easier to miss the mark than to shoot a bullseye.

Are you getting through? Is your message clear? Are you motivating your readers?

What you’ll find here

I hope this site helps you, inspires you, and provides the assistance you need to stay focused.

On Tuesdays, come Into the Edit with me as we look at one author’s writing before, during, and after my edit. Tuesday, we’ll look at a humor column from my friend, Ane Mulligan.

Thursdays we’ll look at ways to improve your writing (also known as self-editing) to move you closer to your goal–whether that’s publication or ministry-related.

Then, we’ll reserve Saturdays for a clever or humorous writing quote as a way to ease out of the week.

As always, leave a comment or e-mail me.

Michael Ehret, for Writing on the Fine Line


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