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Why Should I Care About Headline Writing?

Why Should I Care About Headline Writing?

By: Patrick Rogers

Writing interesting headlines is both an art and a science. Volumes have been written on this learnable skill. But why should I learn how to write headlines, you may ask. Well, do you send emails? Do you post anything on social media that you would like others to view or read? Do you ever write anything that you share with others? If your answer is yes to any of the above, knowing what makes up a good headline and what doesn’t is something you’ll appreciate today.

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Punctuation Puzzles

Punctuation Puzzles

Punctuation is our favorite topic, right? Well… maybe not. Nevertheless, we writers need to master the ins and outs of punctuation if we wish to master our craft. So, in the spirit of learning good punctuation, we’ll be examining punctuation puzzles over the course of our next few Writers’ Guild newsletters.

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Make a Difference for the Masters on Social Media!

Make a Difference for the Masters on Social Media!

By: The Summit University Team

Summit University is excited to announce a groundbreaking new course designed to give you the skills to put your stamp of light on popular social media platforms.

This is a special course you won’t want to miss. ENGL 1275 Writing for Social Media is a “do it” course that will provide you with powerful hands-on experience in working with social media platforms.

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The Writer Who Pricked The Conscience of a Nation

The Writer Who Pricked The Conscience of a Nation

By: Patrick Rogers

Dickens has always been best known for his unforgettable characters: Miss Havisham, Estella, Jaggers and Pip in Great Expectations; Mr. Bumble, Nancy and Fagin in Oliver Twist; Betsy Trotwood, the Micawbers, Dora and Agnes, and the scheming villain Uriah Heep in David Copperfield; and, of course, Ebenezer Scrooge in A Christmas Carol.
But it is the power of Dickens’ fiction to inspire British social and legal reforms that is arguably his most lasting legacy. To put it spiritually, Dickens raised the consciousness of a nation with his stories.

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Improve Your Writing in SU Online This Fall

Improve Your Writing in SU Online This Fall

By: The Summit University Team

Last fall, Summit University embarked on a new learning adventure into the wonderful world of writing. Almost 200 of you joined us on this adventure and together we answered the call of the Master Hermes Trismegistus to hone our writing skills. And hone our writing we did! But this was just the beginning. Once again, Summit University is bringing online writing training to YOU this fall in two new 8-week courses!

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An Interview with Author Lois Drake

An Interview with Author Lois Drake

By: Patrick Rogers

In a recent Mercury Writers’ Guild Zoom meeting, author Lois Drake was interviewed by Summit University’s Patrick Rogers. The topic was writing fictional stories or novels about the teachings. This issue of Tips & Techniques shares the transcript of this enlightening interview (edited for clarity). We hope you will enjoy it and that it will inspire many of our readers to try the fiction approach to write about the teachings!

Hermes Trismegistus

I speak of the lineage of the initiates of Mercury—those who have fashioned their skill by the sword and the pen, those who have acquainted themselves with the mind of God and have claimed that mind, who have come from a lineage that antedates myself. Truly, there is a lineage of those who have been called Hermes, the name being the title of an office. Thus, there is a descent of those whose craft has been to set forth in writing and in other forms of communication that which is Real, that which is unreal, that which is necessary information to the body politic round the world that they might know and understand the way to go….

There are those whom I myself have trained under my mantle as God Mercury. We who bear the shield and the armour of the Sun must therefore go up and down the nations of the earth and call out those who have the original communication skills, who practiced those skills in ancient times and on ancient continents and are willing to once again take the lead in the dissemination of the Truth and in exposing error. You must come forward! For the Truth must be made known….