Your writing will have the strength of a brick wall instead of a tissue when you use effective words. Check your language options on this infographic of 28 boring words.Read More Effective Words: Do Your Words Have the Strength of a Brick Wall or a Tissue?
Do you worry that your writing will lack style or sound childish when you make it easy to read? After all, the majority of surfers scan content, so they’re looking for ideas and information they can consume like fast food and then, move on. If you use the amazing Yoast SEO plugin for WordPress, you […]Read More Worried About Making Writing Boring if it’s Easy?
However, the most important takeaway for me from Pitluk’s presentation was something I’d already learned—that appearing in print publications establishes credibility. Even with the popularity of blogs and websites, magazine bylines and photo publications can really launch a writing career.Read More Insider Tips From 6 Magazine Editors on How to Query Articles
Plotting a novel sounds easy, doesn’t it? After all, it’s just telling all the things that happen in a story. The trick, though, is to make the story exciting enough for readers to keep turning the pages. That takes a lot of thought and consideration, and sadly, some tough decisions. I recently received a letter […]Read More Plotting a Novel–Difficult Choices Authors Have to Make
Writing Web content is rewarding for many reasons. You can reach readers anywhere in the world. You can get instant feedback through comments. And you can write on any topic you want, without worrying about finding an interested editor. Sounds easy. Right? It can be if you’re mostly writing for yourself and not worried about […]Read More Copywriting–3 Things You Must Know About Content Writing
A week ago I taught a workshop–Show, Don’t Just Tell, at the Weyburn Public Library. It’s one of my favorites, as it lets me and my students wander off into dozens of different directions. One of the most interesting is the power of metaphors and similes to help writers show instead of tell. Whether you’re […]Read More Examples of Metaphors and Similes
We all blog about different things. Technical instructions. Writing tips. How-to tutorials. The one thing every blogger has in common, though, is that they want readers for their content. As they say, the more the merrier! But it’s not always easy to get readers. In my online class, Introduction to Internet Writing Markets, we talk […]Read More Increase Your Blog Traffic With the Google Keyword Tool