How Can You Become A Better Writer?

Word Count: 538 Summary: I have been writing professionally for more than two decades and teaching writing nearly that long. Every conference, every writing staff, and every class has always included some writer who asks: “How Can I Become A Better Writer?” They don’t usually like my answer. “Practice writing every day and read to study the writing of others every day.” They don’t like the answer for one of two reasons usually. Some people are looking for some quick fix, magic formula that will… Keywords: write, writing, publish, edit, profit, market, advice, help, tip, article, improve, skill, book Article Body: I have been writing professionally for more than two decades and teaching writing nearly that long. Every conference, every …

How Can a White Paper Support Sales and Marketing?

A white paper supports PR, marketing and sales because it works for all levels of decision makers. Engineers and executives may not be too impressed by brochures, but they are impressed by well-written white papers. (The same thing goes for trade journal articles more about that in a subsequent piece.) Good white papers sell products because they pack a lot of useful information into a clear and readable structure. Warning — dont take any old brochure or product brief, print it on 8-1/2×11″ paper and call it a white paper. Decision-makers hate that, dont let this be you! Good marketing white papers contain both technical and marketing sections in a balanced format, and then throw in some other great stuff. …

10 Habits of Frequently Published Wrters p1a

Are you ready to sign off on your first project or publish more of what you have already written? Have you been wondering who will publish your work? The publishing industry is changing in the new millennium and doesn’t appear ready to stop changing. It is estimated that in the next 10 years, 50 percent of all books will be self-published or published by smaller presses. Even so, it should not exempt us from the pursuit of excellence in our craft through sound writing rules and business etiquette. With that said the way to more published writing credits is basically the same as Anne Wayman says, “Write well and write often.” If you want to get published more by industry …

5 Writing Myths Busted

One common element whenever human beings gather is the need to talk and share experiences. Often that need turns into something a little more fun, a little more dangerous — gossip. Gossip is often fun but it can also be dangerous because it spreads quickly (because it is fun) and often distorts or even completely avoids the truth. Gossip creates myths in many fields and professions, and the field of writing is especially prone. The top five myths about writing are: Myth 1: Writing is easy for some people. Let me tell you that is just about the biggest myth going. I have been a professional writer for going on three decades now. I also know many other professional writers …

Fueling The Ideal – Marketing With Articles

It’s that time of year again … pages of backpacks, notebooks and back-to-school clothing fill every circular that hits your mailbox. And you’re off to the races … the races being the mall, plus every other store in between. You’re in the same spot you were last year this time, getting ready to head off to work while your kids head off to school. Back to hugging them goodbye in the morning and seeing them just long enough in the evening to say I love you and tuck them in. Wouldn’t it be fantastic if the easier schedule of the summer lasted all year long? No more spending all your hours away from your kids just to earn enough money …

Extra! Extra! Knowledge Is The Ultimate Power Online…

Everyone is asking the ultimate question, how do I get to have a successful website in this highly competitive age? The answer is simple… In order to learn how to do it properly, we need to take a look at others who are already doing it, and winning the never ending game of promotion. Never ending is a bit of an understatement if you consider the vast opportunity you have presented to you through promoting your business online. Millions and millions of people log on every day, but what you don’t consider is that millions more have yet to log on for the very 1st time. If you’ve ever questioned the fact about whether or not there is an opportunity …

Writing Articles For The Web That Get Read Is Easy When You Know This

Writing articles for the web is a learned skill. And you can learn it. In fact, you can master it. Once a professional writer in the print publishing world, I had feature articles published by some well-known names (Woman’s Day, The Washington Post, Family Circle, Christian Science Monitor and more). Fortunately, as a self-publisher online, I’m able to transfer some of my professional print writing skills to this form of online publishing. I don’t struggle with writing articles. And that makes filling my websites with useful, well-written information a lot easier for me. But it’s not so for everyone. Some people struggle with article writing. Maybe that’s you. Do you struggle with writing articles for your website readers? Do you …

Advertising In Disguise Through Article Marketing

Word Count: 496 Summary: Article marketing is one of the most reliable and advanced internet marketing techniques today. It’s a long term internet marketing strategy that requires a daily plan and certainly some effort. The misconception that has been spread lately is that you have to be a professional writer in order to write. That is false and there are many examples of ordinary people writing articles according to their knowledge and personal experience. You do have to follow some principals in or… Keywords: article marketing Article Body: Article marketing is one of the most reliable and advanced internet marketing techniques today. It’s a long term internet marketing strategy that requires a daily plan and certainly some effort. The misconception …