Every writer wants to be better, but there are only two ways to go about it: reading more and writing more. It takes consistent practice in both these areas, over the course of years, for your skills to naturally develop. There are no shortcuts. However, there are a few things you can change instantly that […]
You’ll notice it quite plainly. There are sentences you want to read and ones that bore you to tears. There are sentences that hook you and yank your attention to the surface for a gutting and fish-fry, and sentences that manage to turn even the most exciting subject into an uninteresting drone.
The worst criticism anyone can make about a story on your blog is that it’s unbelievable or unauthentic. You work hard to inject authenticity into your writing, so that’s like squeezing lemon juice into an open wound. Authenticity isn’t a metric you can actually measure, but it’s incredibly important, nonetheless. According to a 2015 study […]
We’ve all been there. Blank screen, blinking cursor and thoughts of Facebook and funny cats running through our minds when all we want to do is get our latest blog post done and dusted. However, we know the importance of making our posts engaging and that stops us from simply banging out a quick 500 […]
Editor’s note: This post was written byMickie E. Kennedy, founder of eReleases Press Releases Distribution based in Baltimore, MD. Keyword tool? Check. Long tail keyword? Check. Keywords at no more than 2.5% of total content? Check. Congratulations. Youve officially just set yourself up to write for a search engine.
We’ve all had those periods when writing feels like a chore instead of an activity that we actually love. You’ve probably proclaimed how passionate you are about writing more than once – especially when you’re applying for a gig – but the “I hate writing” moments do come now and again. Source What are you […]
On average, how long does it take you to write a blog post of, say, 500 words? On a good day, you might get one published – writing, adding images and links, and proofreading included – within an hour, maybe even less. On a bad day, especially if you do not have any topic in […]
Plagiarism has been a longstanding issue, not only in the blogging scene, but also in the academe and in journalism. We cannot ignore the fact that writers draw inspiration from others. Even respected author Chuck Palahniuk has said, “Nothing of me is original. I am the combined effort of everyone I’ve ever known.” Source There is a […]
The writing zone. We all wish were in that zone every single day, don’t we? Source I suppose this is especially true for people whose main source of income is writing. Whether it’s a blog post, a piece of copy for a client, or an article for marketing purposes – it doesn’t matter. When it […]
Editor’s Note: This post was written by Alicia Rades, a freelance writer and blogger with a passion for giving useful writing tips. When she’s not working for clients, you can find her updating her blog at TheWritingRealm.com or working on other fun writing projects. Connect with Alicia on Google+. You spent hours slaving over that […]