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Lexiboost: “Inane” Don’t be silly

MC900437803By Eileen Ramos

Inane (adj.): 1. Lacking sense, significance, or ideas; silly. 2. Empty; void.

Don’t write or create something inane. Make the idea solid and sensible before you execute it. There are of course times when you can be silly but a lot of the time, creation is a serious business. Go through your writing and see what isn’t pertinent and excise it.  Write something that could last as your legacy and not something insipid. Make something you are proud of and that wouldn’t be a waste of time if seen or read by a stranger.  Let the clapping be applause for your achievement and not the joke at your expense.

Kate E. Stephenson is a freelance communications specialist whose business encompasses writing, editing and resume services. Lexicon is her brainchild, a blog all about Language! Insight into today’s job market and hiring tips, book releases and reviews, and general folly concerning the many mysterious facets of the English language, Lexicon is all about how we talk, write and communicate—even non-verbally. Be sure to read more about Kate, check out a full listing of services and rates, and enjoy the weekly updates her on Lexicon!

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