How Do You Write Poetry?

The very short answer is: don’t write at all unless you have to. The short answer is: in numerous different ways. A somewhat longer answer is: find the way that best suits you – that comes only from experience. But, one might reasonably ask, what different methods are there which can be tried in order to get started? Well… Don’t Wait For Inspiration But don’t take that as an absolute which suggests that one should not be inspired at all. Of course, we all want inspiration. Yet if we wait to be inspired for the whole poem, most of us will have taken the very short answer given above and we shall write very little and very infrequently. You probably …

How Do You Write A Book Report?

Word Count: 455 Summary: Some time or the other during our schooling most of us have been assigned the task of writing book reports. We have to live with book report assignments throughout our academic life, grade school, high school and college. Book reports in grade school are easy as the writing is simple and most of the times the teacher takes an indulgent view due to the student’s age. High school book reports are a different ball game altogether. Are they not? The teacher expects us to kn… Keywords: book report,writing,essay,report Article Body: Some time or the other during our schooling most of us have been assigned the task of writing book reports. We have to live with book …

How Can You Write For Fun And Profit?

Word Count: 1022 Summary: You really can profit from writing only about what interests you. Don’t worry about the market or the editors. Write for yourself. Not only will it be more fun and rewarding for your soul but for your checking account as well. Keywords: write, writing, publish, edit, profit, market, advice, help, tip, article, improve, skill, book, ebook, blog, ezine, newsletter Article Body: Every writer dreams of the day when they can profit from their writing. While income opportunities abound for writers each method has drawbacks. Newspaper and magazine reporters can make a good living but their subject matter is often closely regulated and directed. Corporate writing can be even more lucrative but even more tightly controlled. Freelance …

How to Be an Editor’s First Choice

There are writers who editors like, and those they’d bet their careers on. How can you be that writer who the editor will call on every time she needs an important assignment to be done? Are you a hot favorite or a pass-on-for-another-freelancer who keeps querying but receives no response? Here are the qualities that will endear you to an editor. 1. Giving more than you promise When an editor asks for two samples, give her three. If she trusts you with an assignment, don’t wait for the final deadline, but send it in a day in advance. If she’s asked you to provide notes, make sure you give her everything she needs so that she doesn’t have to ask …

How to be a Good Spokesman

A battle is won when a leader is successful. We can find a large number of examples in World history. Today we can also see that the statement is quite true. There will never be a result if the lead is taken by a weak personality who doesn’t know the meaning of the word “leadership”. Nowadays people elect their leaders considering their qualities and thinking about the result of their choice. People usually prefer a strong-willed, intelligent, active, ambitious person to be their leader and perform different duties. There is no other way to show these traits but to express them orally or on the paper to be forwarded to voters. Once being elected you must know how to express …

How the Writer Survives

So it’s your dream to write novels? Be a freelance writer and make a living off of your articles? Or maybe you nurture an ambition to write and sell enough short fiction to put bread on the table, like those writers of the golden age of the pulps? Well, those are all noble dreams to have. I’m smitten by the writer’s glamour myself. Also I’m grateful for the others who were, those authors whom I love to read and return to time and again. I’m grateful that they possessed not only their artistic vision, but also the sheer stubbornness and will to persevere and see their dreams become reality. So we’ve settled on the fact that we want to be …

How Synchronicity And Jung Appear In The Creative Process

Word Count: 707 Summary: I was editing a passage in my novel CONDUCT IN QUESTION, the first in THE OSGOODE TRILOGY. The villainous Florist was about to march down the stairs to kill the young man, Donnie, hiding in the cloakroom. The boy had soaked the stair carpet with gasoline and was about to set it on fire. Would that, I debated, cause the impressive explosion of flames I had described? Who could give me advice on pyrotechnics? Moments later, when the doorbell rang, I was stunned to find two fire… Keywords: lawyer, attorney, legal thriller, novelist, craft of writing Article Body: I was editing a passage in my novel CONDUCT IN QUESTION, the first in THE OSGOODE TRILOGY. The …

How Spelling And Grammar Is Important For Good Article

Word Count: 436 Summary: The articles are the life and bread of a website that is dealing with traffic for revenue generation. The quality articles will be responsible for the traffic on the website. There is also another side to this where you can change the fortunes by simple adding a few keywords to the otherwise seemingly normal article to make it more innovative. But to do that we need to address that elusive question in how spelling and grammar is important for a good article to be written. … Keywords: ezine,articles Article Body: The articles are the life and bread of a website that is dealing with traffic for revenue generation. The quality articles will be responsible for the …

How Publishers Use Reader Reports to Make Contract Offers

Congratulations! You’ve cleared the first hurdle in commercial publishing. Whether through an agent or your own submission, the editor is interested in your book proposal (a package that included your proposal, one or two sample chapters, and your biography). The next step in this delicate dance is the Reader Report: a market feedback tool used by an editor as part of the publishing decision process. A “reader” is someone the editor trusts for his or her commercial acumen. In other words, readers help the editor decide if your book concept is salable. The editor solicits opinions from an eclectic mix of readers, reflecting different tastes and topic viewpoints. For example, two people might be interns or editorial assistants within the …

Article Marketing: How Best To Submit Your Articles?

Word Count: 433 Summary: You already know the benefits of article marketing as an effective means of generating traffic to your site and getting back links. For continued branding and increasing traffic, it is a good idea to submit articles on a regular basis to article directories. Having said that, submitting one article alone can be a time consuming affair. After all, there are many article directories and ezine annoucement lists out there. Each article directory has different format requiremen… Keywords: article marketing, submit article, submit articles Article Body: You already know the benefits of article marketing as an effective means of generating traffic to your site and getting back links. For continued branding and increasing traffic, it is a …

How Poor In-house User Documents Cost You Twice & What To Do About It

Word Count: 781 Summary: OVERVIEW Many organizations produce in-house tools or modify commercially-available tools for their own use. These tools should get documented so they are of use to others in the organization. If this documentation is not created or is poorly written, it costs you twice: * The first cost (attributed to any poor user document) is the cost of answering the Users’ questions (technical support). * The second cost, arises from the lost time of your employees trying to… Keywords: technical writing, in-house documents Article Body: OVERVIEW Many organizations produce in-house tools or modify commercially-available tools for their own use. These tools should get documented so they are of use to others in the organization. If this documentation …

Article Marketing – How Article Marketing Can Bring You Free Traffic

Word Count: 465 Summary: Discover what all the fuss is about and find out how you could be bringing masses of qualified traffic to your website, for free. Keywords: article marketing, article writting, seo, search engine optimisation, web traffic, free traffic Article Body: For a long time now there has been a lot of buzz in the online world about article marketing, but I am still frequently asked what it is and how it works. Here is a brief explanation. Like any large medium, the internet is hungry for content. However, unlike other media outlets such as TV, radio and newspapers, which generally only use content from professional writers, on the internet, anyone can publish. Article marketing is a way …

Article Marketing: Getting Paid For Your Hard Work

Word Count: 581 Summary: Yes, you can make money from writing articles. There isn’t any “one size fits all approach” but a sensible and methodical business plan will yield some benefits for you. Like making a living! Keywords: article marketing, article writing, article submission, article distribution, write, edit, publish Article Body: If you are like me and you write articles for a living, then you know that you must get paid for all of your hard work. Payment can come through customers who have hired you to write, through pay per click advertising, or through banner or text ads you place on your site next to your articles. Regardless of your approach, a consistent and methodical plan is necessary to …

Article Marketing – General Facts

Word Count: 360 Summary: Article marketing is the process of writing articles for the main purpose of including anchor links to your website and is one of the easiest and most effective link building strategies in existence. Keywords: article marketing Article Body: Article marketing is one of the proven traffic producing strategies. Article marketing also is and always has been one of the best ways a business owner can use to promote their website. If done properly Article marketing can be a fast and safe method to attract new customers to your websites. Article marketing allows you to post your content with an anchor text link to your site, on other webmasters sites, gaining your site valuable one way links. …