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Poetry Is For Writers -- Steve Gillman
Poetry is emotion and experience condensed into a few words. It is also so personal that it is rarely as meaningful to the reader as the writer. What is poetry? The meaning is apparently difficult ...

Write a Book and Sell a Million Copies? -- Bill Knight
Its true that everyone has at least one book in them, but not everyone can write a book. However, this little technicality shouldnt stop anyone from having their book written for them. There are ...

Writing Articles that will Grab the Audiences Attention -- Eric Engel
Your articles wont amount to a hill of beans if the audience doesnt want to read them. Even if the content is for SEO purposes only, a person will quickly press the back button if they discover ...

You Never Get A Chance To Make Another First Impression -- Deanna Mascle
When was the last time you gave your readers a reason to devour your writing? If you suspect you aren't capturing your readers as you should then you need to work on your introductions. As the ...

Top Speaker Offers Two Great Ways To Start Any Speech -- Dr. Gary S. Goodman
One in two people between the ages of 55 and 75 will need long term care in a nursing facility or at home, with the assistance of a nurse or other health services provider. Some will break their hips ...

Dynamic Workshops - Tips to Make Your Powerful Presentations -- Chris King
Even though giving an inspirational keynote is exciting, I realize as a speaker that motivation disappears within a couple of weeks and definitely within a month. This is why I prefer giving ...

Presenting Workshops that Are Memorable and Action Oriented -- Chris King
I have discovered that the majority of people prefer the hands-on workshop as their choice of presentation type. As a presenter, I also prefer leading workshops. I enjoy the interaction with ...

Dynamic Workshops - Success Rules to Practice -- Chris King
Proper Preparation and Practice Prevent Poor Performance. Even though the structure of a workshop may appear to be looser and more flexible than other presentations, it is imperative to be properly ...

Presenting with a Partner - Tips for Making It a Success -- Chris King
Recently I attended a presentation introducing several new computer software programs. I was doubly delighted. Not only was the presentation lively, informative and exciting, it was orchestrated by ...

When Presenting with a Partner - How to Succeed Rather than Bomb -- Chris King
Making a presentation along with another presenter can present a challenge. Yet, by adhering to the suggestions in this article, you can make your presentation worthwhile for your audience. Recently, ...

Public Speaking Tidbits -- Jeffery S. Miller
Public speaking can be a scary experience. It comes naturally to some people and some it doesn't. I'm offering to share little tidbits that may be of help to you when you have the next big ...

Speech Expert Says: Above All, Be Liked! -- Dr. Gary S. Goodman
President Kennedy is remembered for his eloquence. Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country! was one of his pronouncements, capably written, we believe, by Ted ...

Top Speaker Says: Find A Way To Like Your Audiences -- Dr. Gary S. Goodman
In a classic movie from The Golden Age of Hollywood, The Best Years of Our Lives, Myrna Loy tells her daughter, Teresa Wright, that during the course of a long marriage, you have to make yourself ...

Practical Speaking Tips; How to Speak Perfect Every Time -- Jayne Latz
Everyone can learn to be a good public speaker. Yes everyone! Giving a presentation is an effective way to communicate to a large group, yet so many people suffer from stage fright. Learn to deliver ...

Eliminate Boredom: Change Your Speaking Pace -- Jayne Latz
Think about why you might be bored listening to someones presentation. Perhaps it is because they are speaking at exactly the same rate throughout the speech. There is no variety in the presentation. ...

How To Be Public Speakers? Check Out Public Speaking Courses -- James Masterson
Public speaking is an important course though most might think they do not need one. The skills you acquire in public speaking are certainly helpful in your everyday work routine, interacting with ...

Use Enthusiasm to Achieve Great Things with Your Speech -- Jonathan Steele
Enthusiasm is an exceptional excitement, interest, or devotion. In public speaking, excitement about your subject will make a speech come alive. It will enable you to capture the attention of your ...

Top Motivational Speaker Says: The World Cannot Ignore Quality, Forever! -- Dr. Gary S. Goodman
All my life Ive relished stories about people who just kept chugging along or plugging away, until the world finally said: I give up; youre right! For example, as a kid I recall visiting a former ...

Manage Speaking Fear -- Steve Kaye
Reduce your fear of speaking by taking the following steps. 1) Conduct Research. Visit or call key participants to ask them what they expect from your presentation. That is, what do they want to ...

Public Speaking Training -- Thomas Morva
Theres no magic pill to overcome stage fright. Confidence is gained and skills are honed over a period of time. Public speaking training courses range from self-help booklets to one-day seminars and ...

How To Find Your Own Speaking Style -- Eric Feng
I recently posted a question to the world champion speakers of Toastmasters in our monthly phone conference. I asked them for some strategies that newbie speakers can adopt to identify their own ...

Public Speakers - Number 1 Myth about Speaking That'll Keep You From Success -- Carole McMichaels
Myth Number 1 declares that performance nerves are to be expected; everyone has them. Further, that they are necessary. They are what give a speaker the energy to be exciting or interesting. ...

Speech Expert Says: The Deal Isnt Made Until The Money Is Paid! -- Dr. Gary S. Goodman
Its too bad professional speakers are such lone wolves. If we got together more often, we could exchange tips and war stories, and everyone would benefit, Im sure. One of the things Id willingly ...

10 Steps to a More Dynamic Voice! -- Karen Schadow
"Speak up, Counselor! Speak up!" So went the big Federal drug trial (on which I was a juror) as the Federal judge admonished the prosecuting attorney over and over, every day, during the course of ...

Top Speaker Says: Even A Broken Clock Is Right Twice A Day! -- Dr. Gary S. Goodman
I just came across a poorly written article that turned me off from the very beginning. The writer didnt know a thing about crafting a good opening line and he even seemed to forget what they teach ...

How to Prepare For Public Speaking With Brainstorming -- Joshua Poon
You may not have much time left to prepare for your public speaking. So what are the things you will for your public speech? Here are some pointers that you can use: 1. Brainstorming 2. Short-term ...

He Wore His Best Tie and Forgot To Wear His Smile -- Gary Horsman
Imagine getting all dressed up for your big presentation and then standing in front of the audience with a grumpy look or a frown on your face. Would you win the audience? I suspect not. Furthermore, ...

Enhancing Communication Skills -- Furqan Raza
Communication is the effective mode of delivering the self. The words, voice, tone, body language, style, and eye contact etc are the important ingredients of the communication process. Messages are ...

Top Speaker Says: Enthusiasm Beats Content Nearly Every Time -- Dr. Gary S. Goodman
I hold five earned degrees. Ive taught at 40 universities, and Im the best-selling author of 12 books and more than 700 articles. Therefore, you can believe me when I tell you that content is ...

Have Bulldog Tenacity -- Burt Dubin
Target what blossoms from the speakers essence, from their values, from their gut. Tear back the veil from the speakers core, from their heart, from their soul. Even, dare I say iteven from the ...

Overcome Your Fear of Speaking -- Steve Kaye
Some people enjoy public speaking. Others (the majority) would rather be burned. Actually, fire is worse because it ruins your clothes. Years ago I struggled with fear when speaking. My knees ...

How to Be a Professional Speaker -- Steve Kaye
The lights. The applause. The fans. And the fame. It seems so easy. Just walk out on a stage and say a few clever things. Make them laugh. Tell your story about the unhappy hamster. And mind boggling ...

Speaking Body Language -- Peter Fisher
Body language is an important part of every communication which, according to at least one study, accounts for around 55% of what we are communicating. (The other constituents from the same study are ...

So, You Want To Be A Professional Speaker? -- Mike Myatt
I had my first paid public speaking engagement in 1985 and it has been a love-hate relationship every sinceI love to speak but have always hated dealing with the details surrounding booking new ...

Use These Warm-up Strategies to Give You Confidence in Your Public Speaking -- Bronwyn Ritchie
Preparation is one of the keys to overcoming fear of public speaking. You work on preparing your material. There are exercises to prepare your body and your mind. But the final stage of your ...

Public Speaking: 10 Tips to Improve Public Speaking Skills -- Colleen Kettenhofen
When I ask my audiences their number one challenge with public speaking, they overwhelmingly say, to overcome the fear of public speaking. It's okay to have "butterflies. The key is how to get ...

How To Write A Great Article -- Lori Osterberg
Content is king. If youve been online any length of time, youve seen the phrase, content is king everywhere. But understanding what content is, and how to continually add content to your site is a ...

Writing a Thesis or Dissertation? How to Make Progress Even When You Don't Feel Like Writing -- Wendy Carter
If you havent started working on your thesis or dissertation or arent currently actively working on it on a daily basis lets face it, you will most likely not finish it. Thats why you have to ...

How to Make Your Characters Sound Real -- Katrina Williams
What makes a character in a novel memorable? The authors description of the character, the characters actions, or the characters voice? Probably all three. Interesting and compelling conversation ...

Learn When to Use the Lesser-Used Punctuation Marks -- Katrina Williams
Everyone is familiar with the more commonly used punctuation marks: the comma, the period, and the question mark. However, many people, in their writing, dont use the semicolon, the colon, the dash, ...

Handwriting Analysis : Handwriting Is Brain Writing -- John Foley
Handwriting actually could be called brain writing. When You first began to form letters, you had to think how to make each one of them; they were somewhat shaky. It was not unlike learning to drive ...

7 Tips For Your Writing And Publishing Success -- Sheri' McConnell
Create Accountability I have found that accountability is the key to my production. Plans are also crucial to my getting large projects completed on time. Planning helps me alleviate the overwhelmed ...

How To Write Conversationally And Easily Connect With Your Readers -- Beth Erickson
We live in a nano-second world. Today's readers, harried and exhausted just don't have time to linger, quietly absorbing the glorious intricacies the English language. Nope. Too busy. Way too ...

Ten Tips for Getting Writing Ideas -- Renee Kirchner
The number one question I get asked when I tell someone Im a writer is, Where do you find all of your ideas? This has never been a problem for me. In fact, I have the opposite problem. I have so many ...

Speaking Expert Says: Great Speakers Can Make Fine Writers -- Dr. Gary S. Goodman
Having served on the faculties of multiple universities, I can tell you that fence-building, creating perceived barriers, erecting scary totems to keep out intruders, is a time tested technique in ...

Speak - Stop - Start Speaking Again -- Robert Abbott
Early on, while working in radio stations, I learned that 'dead air' is a bad thing. Dead air means silence, unintentional silence, that is. So, if I happened to be standing in the hall, for ...

Avoid the Top 5 Grammatical Errors in Your Writing -- Beth McIntire
Whether you're writing advertising copy, ebooks, or business or personal correspondence, you look better in print if you use correct spelling, usage and punctuation. I'd like to share with ...

Acronymisitis: 21st Century Plague -- Terence Ward
This is the word I've coined to describe the syndrome suffered by people too ignorant to recognize what a particular acronym stands for. An acronym, you may know, is a word or string of letters ...

How To Get Fair Pay For Freelance Writing -- Sharon Hurley Hall
New freelance writers often wonder how to charge for their writing. Writers want to make sure that they get paid fairly for the effort they have put in. In the short term, writers may work for very ...

Ways to Make Extra Income Using the Internet -- Jim Green
To capitalize on ways to make extra income you can (and should) use the Internet for test marketing: (a) To establish demand for your extra income idea. (b) To prepare yourself to take advantage of ...

Write Right -- V Brown
While we all make mistakes, some can be more damaging than others. As more and more people decide to try their hand at setting up their own online business its only a matter of time before they ...

Top 10 Writing Tools For Helpless Students Revealed! -- Linda Correli
What to do when you dont have a good head for writing, but your teacher wants you to write a splendid article, short story, or an essay? Dont get upset so easily! You mustnt be a born storywriter to ...

This Is A Money Making Article -- Steve Gillman
Is this a money making article? Watch it make money. It is an article about writing an article that makes money. Once I have written it, I will then give away the article. Maybe it seems like one of ...

Creative Writing Ideas - How To Have Them -- Steve Gillman
Are you waiting and hoping for creative writing ideas? Why not use some simple techniques to produce as many ideas as you will need? Here are a few to get you started. Combine Stories For Creative ...

Short Story Ideas - How To Have Them -- Steve Gillman
Hopefully, when you want short story ideas, you don't sit there waiting for inspiration. It's better to write anything, and do it right now. English writer Graham Green attributes much of his ...

Jokes and Riddles - How To Write Them -- Steve Gillman
Just listening to or reading jokes and riddles may "wake up" your brain, but it is creating them that really exercises your brainpower. The process requires you to use both logical and lateral ...

How To Write Poetry -- Steve Gillman
If you want to know how to write poetry, the first thing you have to do is write some. It doesn't matter how it turns out. Your own mistakes will become your teachers. Your own writing will ...

Nature as a Source of Inspiration for Writing Child Stories -- Paul Arinaga
#1: Flora, Fauna and This is obvious, but you can use animals, or even plants, mountains, stones, rivers, etc. as characters in your story. They will probably be anthropomorphic, having the ...

The Three Muses of Writing -- Robert Curtis
The Muses are mythical, legendary beings who have been known for both good and evil; spoken of, sung about, and written on extensively for centuries. The Muses are often given credit or blame for ...

Anyone Can Write an Essay! -- Colleen Spiegel
Ill figure that out . . . when I get the time. I really dont know how to start! I really should write my essay! This common dilemma is expressed over and over again by many people everywhere. The ...

What Is Drama? -- Nola Redd
Since I became a newsletter editor, I have struggled with the question, what is drama? What makes a story into a drama? This has been especially difficult as I sought out works to include as ...

Write At Least 1000 Words Every Day For A Week -- Jim Green
Now why would anyone want to do that: write 1000 words every day for a week? Well you wouldn't if you are an established writer; you are already pumping out much more than that on an average day. ...

Tips for Writers -- Michael Russell
There are many ways that you can clearly communicate your thoughts and ideas to others through writing. Writing a non fiction text is one way that you can communicate with your readers. Writing a ...

Make $67,520 a Year in Technical Writing -- Ugur Akinci
I did not make up the annual income figure in the headline. That is the mean annual salary earned by technical communicators across the United States in 2005 according to the 2005 Technical ...

How to Write Your Speech in Five Minutes -- George Torok
You are attending a business or association meeting, when out of the blue, the meeting chair asks you to say a few words. How do you get through this? Follow this sure-fire process to write your ...

Speech Writing Tips: The 14 Speech Writing Secrets of President Bill Clinton -- Thomas Murrell
Speaking in public can be a powerful way to build a business. It can help raise the profile of your business, generate new leads and create greater profits. But speaking in public can be nerve ...

How To Write Your Book Quickly -- Graham Jones
Have an idea! If you can't think of an idea for a book or other product, get some help by asking contacts, colleagues or clients. Failing that, get some brainstorming software such as Mind ...

Writing As A Career -- Tony Jacowski
Choosing A Career Of Your Choice Is Your Right Make a careful choice and make it early. Being careful about choosing writing for your career is essential. This wouldnt have been the case if you had ...

The Makings of a Personal Essay, Really -- Jenna Glatzer
Sometimes I can be dense when it comes to realizing the potential of my own life experiences as essays for magazines. I, of course, fully believe that everything in my life is newsworthy, but ...

Writing Jokes -- Michael Russell
Joke writers are in such great demand. Anyone who thinks it's easy to write a joke should try it some time. It's not and professionals who can write good jokes for comedians are a rare breed. ...

How To Make Money From Your Writing Skills -- Stephen Hill
I am one of many people who have realised the many benefits that writing articles can bring. Article marketing is now widely recognised as an excellent way of promoting a website, however there are ...

How to Come up With Fresh Writing Ideas -- Caterina Christakos
When I face the desolate impossibility of writing 500 pages, a sick sense of failure falls on me, and I know I can never do it. Then gradually, I write one page and then another. One days works is ...

How to Get Your Book Reviewed -- Caterina Christakos
Imagine your book at the top of the Best Sellers List of the New York Times. Most authors do. The question is, "How do I get it there and sell millions of copies?" When planing your book, there is ...

The Untold Secrets of Writing Best Selling Children's Books -- Caterina Christakos
Ever wondered how the most successful children's book writers get their ideas? The answer may surprise you. Learn the essential ingredients to writing best selling children's books. Ever ...

7 Keys to Writing a Childrens Book that Sells Like Hotcakes -- Caterina Christakos
There are seven fundamental reasons that some books succeed and others collect dust on the authors bookshelf. These seven keys to success as an author are simple, obvious even, and yet in the midst ...

How to Write a Children's Book in 30 Days or Less! -- Caterina Christakos
The first time I attempted to write a children's book it took me three months and several years of promising myself I would do it "one day." In that time I managed to wash the dog a million ...

The Difference Between a Copy Editor and a Story Editor -- Dr. Maxine Thompson
It is often said that if they had to choose, many novelists would prefer to have the developmental (or content) editing completed on their manuscripts versus the copy editing. Why? Because if the ...

Top Tips For Creating a Pro Looking Newsletter -- Joelene Wickens-Orlando
CONTENT AND FOCUS: Your newsletter should focus on a subject in which you have a great deal of knowledge. If you have a website that is geared towards a specific product or service, you should take ...

I Don't Need No Stinkin' Double Negatives! -- Shery Ma Belle Arrieta
A couple of years ago, a teen flick came out -- Can't Hardly Wait -- that starred Jennifer Love Hewitt and Ethan Embry. While the film was amusing, pulled all the right strings and made ...

Working on the Internet: Proofreading and Editing Online - English Grammar, Spelling, Punctuation -- Rumki Sen
Tips for Editing Web Sites and Online Documents: 1) Create consistent text formatting Check whether the overall "look" of text on a page presents any obvious problems with various common fonts and ...

7 Deadly Mistakes that Cost You Money and Assignments -- Mridu Khullar
These seemingly small mistakes can cost you big money when done repeatedly. Avoid these common pitfalls and youll not only earn more from each sale, but also ensure that youre developing working ...

How to Be an Editor's First Choice -- Mridu Khullar
1. Giving more than you promise When an editor asks for two samples, give her three. If she trusts you with an assignment, dont wait for the final deadline, but send it in a day in advance. If shes ...

Beat the Block with a Journal -- Mridu Khullar
Having nothing to write about can be exasperating. But having plentiful to do, and not doing it out of sheer laziness or lack of interest is a whole other story. I have articles months old that ...

Getting Started in Column Writing -- Mridu Khullar
Enter: the column. Before you march up to an editors office or send her unsolicited mail asking to write regularly for a publication, learn all there is to know. A column is written weekly, monthly ...

Are You Achieving Your Writing Goals? -- Mridu Khullar
But what happens when you mess up the goals from last year? Wheres the real advice about missed deadlines and lost goals that all but kill the inspiration to come up with new ones? I didnt achieve ...

Facts of a Writer's Life -- Mridu Khullar
1. Rejection is a part of life. Face it. You will be rejected. No matter how good you are, how well versed with the techniques, how intricately detailed. One fine day, you'll wake up and find a ...

Recycle Your Work -- Tom Antion
Recycling your work is a lot like doing your part to recycle cans and old milk cartons: a simple concept that not enough people do. Many folks dont realize how easy it is to turn an existing piece of ...

You Can Write a Good Paper! -- Francis Dower
Research Paper.. What are your associations of this word? Some will answer: college, higher, education, perspective job. When I come to recollect writing my first Literature Research Paper, my ...

What does this inexplicable tutor want? -- Francis Dower
Many students around the world face in their opinion with insurmountable challenges- to design and successfully complete their writing assignments. Whatever task you face whatever type of paper you ...

How to Get Reluctant Kids to Write -- Miriam Darnell
Being a gifted/learning-disabled child has afforded me the unexpected privilege of discovering new regions of my brain that few have ever explored. Because of this, I've come to look at things ...

"Ten Questions To Ask Before Hiring a Freelance Writer" -- Linda Elizabeth Alexander
1. What am I looking for? Before you begin your search for a writer, make sure to outline your needs. Do you need a marketing writer that does brochures? A technical writer who knows Visual Basic? 2. ...

Working on the Internet: Proofreading and Editing Online - English Grammar, Spelling, Punctuation -- Rumki Sen
When one is in a creative state, rarely can one also be in a detail state. Thus, mistakes in correct grammar, spelling and continuity of all details, may happen. Also, proofreading our own work can ...

How To Use Punctuation -- Rumki Sen
The most common mistake people tend to make while writing is in the use of Punctuation. Wrong punctuation can damage the flow of ideas and change meaning, but properly used punctuation not only helps ...

Writing an Essay Using Different Poetry Terms -- Tamara Klim
The first term is alliteration. This is the repetition of initial consonant sounds in words. Poems often use alliteration to add to the tone such as a dime a dozen or sing the song of sixpence. ...

Trigger Off the Preparation for Your College Writing -- Linda Kate Correli
"By the time students graduate high school, they should be able to produce more than disorganized self-expression or Internet chat," said Marilyn Whirry, former national teacher of the year and a ...

Write Anything That Comes To Mind! -- Dr. Gary S. Goodman
I just finished writing an article about Gichin Funakoshi, the Father of modern karate. Looking over the piece, I found myself feeling very pleased, and not because I think its exposition is great. ...

Brainstorming - Create That Million Dollar Idea -- Erica Armstrong
There are many ways to stimulate your creative juices, and to get the ideas flowing. Most authors have their favourites which are usually tried and tested and work for them. Maybe the best known is ...

Writing Articles Using The New Euro-Englisch -- Luigi Frascati
It is the news of the day that the European Commission has just announced an agreement, whereby English will be the official language of the European Union rather than German, which was the other ...

Writing a Good Essay -- Anis Siddiqi
When writing an essay, the first step is to choose a topic. For this you first have to decide what direction your essay is going to take is it going to persuade the reader to share your point of ...

Writing Tips - The Most Important One -- Michael Russell
There is one thing in this world that there is no getting around. Everybody thinks they can be a star, or at least wants to be, whether it's as a singer, songwriter, actor, ball player or circus ...

8 Secrets to Write Your Best Book Now -- Earma Brown
Do you fear you might die with your book dream still inside? Dont fear. You can do it this year. Honest, you can. Keep reading, I'll tell you why...The truth is few can pin point real reasons ...

White Paper Template -- Bette Daoust, Ph.D.
White papers can make the difference between convincing a client to work with you rather than your competitor. Sharing information is the key to showing you are the expert. This step by step approach ...

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Is There a Book Hiding Inside You? -- Judy H. Wright
Have you always wanted to write? Are there ideas churning in your mind waiting for just the right time to get them down on paper? Do you have a unique perspective on a subject or problem facing many ...

Reasons for Recording Your Life Story -- Judy H. Wright
1. No one else will do it for you. 2. No one else knows the stories of you life quite like you do. Do you want them to tell it? 3. This is an opportunity to share knowledge, wisdom and advice to ...

How to Make Money With Your Short Stories, Poems, Essays, and Novels -- Jeremy Hoover
Recently, someone rated my Online Book Marketing article a 2 out of 5. That person apparently didnt like the article. My guess is that he or she was turned off by the marketing angle. Writers write; ...

Toefl Essay -- Abi Suresh
Question: Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Getting good teachers is more fortunate than getting good parents. Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer. I agree ...

Why Your Son Or Daughter Must Do Well On The SAT Essay -- Rodney Daut
According to a survey of college admissions officers at 374 schools conducted at Kaplan, as much as 58 percent of colleges will be checking the SAT essays of applicants for potential writing level ...

Get Assistance Writing Scholarship Essays - Follow the 7 Steps Below -- Kenneth Harrison
Do you need assistance writing scholarship essays or do you prefer to put your reader to sleep? It is not easy to create a lasting impression on someone who reads fifty or more essays a day. Can you ...

How To Write Thank You Letters With Class -- Shaun Fawcett
When I first started tracking the information preferences of people visiting my Writing Help Central Web site I was surprised to find how many folks were seeking information on how to write thank you ...

Sacred Secrets of Effective Essay Writing Process -- Keith Adams
In todays highly competitive and ever-changing world it is extremely important to acquire the ability to explain your point of view, your contention as well as the gist of the topic you are familiar ...

Report Writing - How to Format a Business Report -- Tony Atherton
Introduction Report writing is a time consuming business so it is a great shame if, having devoted all that time to writing your report, the quality is such that hardly anyone can be bothered to read ...

Resignation Letters: Don't Let Yours Backfire On You... -- Shaun Fawcett
It turns out that "tips and templates on how to write resignation letters" is the third most sought-after information at my Writing Help Central Web site. So, when I looked into the subject more ...

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71 Ways For A Writer To Make Money -- Julia Tang
There are so many ways for writers to make good money by writing. Some people love to write, even as a hobby. You can turn your writing skills into income. Here are a brief list for your reference. ...

10 Secrets For Writing Killer Complaint Letters -- Shaun Fawcett
Complaint letters aren't always fun, but sometimes they need to be written. In many cases, if people don't complain, the problem agency at fault (i.e. company or government) won't even ...

The Writing Style of Hemingway -- Michael Cooper
For Whom the Bell Tolls portrays the typical Hemingway characters and addresses the issues of machoism and womanizing. In this novel, as in many of his other works, Hemingway employs extensive use of ...

Writing Resources: 7 Books For Improving Your Manuscript -- Britt Gillette
Whether a crawling novice or polished professional, writers from every walk of life have room for improvement in their work. An endless array of rules and techniques must be kept in mind when writing ...

Considerations Before Using Direct Quotations -- Brenda Wilson
Academic writers are obsessed with reading. People whove written academic papers will tell you that when it comes to making a point, nothing works better than quoting an expert. However, a lot of ...

How to Write a Killer Business Plan -- Robert Warlow
Writing a Business Plan can be a daunting task. You have so many ideas floating around in your head that it can be difficult to capture them all in a logical format. However, committing time to ...

Why Your Punctuation Really Matters? -- Linda Correli
Surely, there is one supreme rule: that punctuation is best which best serves to make writing subtle, supple, delicate, nuanced and efficient. Of course you can write using only periods and commas ...

How To Be Your Own Editor -- Matthew W. Grant
There is a stigma associated with writers turning to editors for assistance with their work. Some people see outside editing as an unfair advantage, a form of literary cheating. Writers are expected ...

Top Ten Tools for Writing Humor -- David Leonhardt
Humor columnist David Leonhardt share his favorite humor techniques By David Leonhardt (Humor Columnist) Ever want to write a funny book or a humor column? Or add spice to your newsletter editor or ...

Writing for the Webits not a piece of e-cake! -- Allison Nazarian
So, youve elected to jump head first into the wonderful world of Web. After all, just about everyone has a site. You may as well join the craze. You hire a web developer and a graphic artist to ...

New Types Of Poetry -- Steve Gillman
There are many different types of poetry. I counted 50 on a quick search of the internet. You may have heard of Haiku and Limericks. There are the more obscure types too, like Terzanelle and Sestina. ...

Five Ways to Strengthen your Business Writing -- Julie Ann Waid
All businesses produce written communications. From advertisements to internal memos, written material abounds in all industries. Here are five easy ways to make sure yours shine on paper! (1) Who ...

How To Get Started Writing Articles -- Ian G Williamson
If you are a new or budding writer, then you may be wondering how to get started writing articles. The first and most important rule of writing is simply to write what you know. That is not to say ...

4 Ways to Decide What to Write -- Bette Daoust, Ph.D.
If the writing you want to do is work related, it is much easier to decide what to write. You may have a directive to follow and a subject matter that is required for marketing collateral, ...

2 Keys to Starting the Writing Process -- Bette Daoust, Ph.D.
Starting is the most difficult place to be when you have the desire to write anything. You have probably heard the term writers block and it hits us all. Most often it is just a matter of settling ...

Simple Writing Tips You May Be Forgetting -- Gary Speer
There are some quick, simple rules of spelling and word usage everyone learned and few were allowed to forget when I was a kid. Somehow, I think those rules are now missing in action these days. I ...

Unstructured Writing: Letting Go and Finding Flow -- Seth Mullins
In many ways, control means the familiar, the status quo. And this is the writers enemy. Creating, after all, means ushering in the NEW. Spontaneity is where the fire lies; its our route to ...

How to Start Grant Writing: 1-2-3 -- Lisa Merritt
All non-profits face the same pressure when it comes to raising money, so why do some succeed and others fail? Why do some organizations get funded year after year, while others submit over and over ...

Write the Right Word: the Correct Word Matters -- Vivian Gilbert Zabel
One glance at the following sentence causes a reader to pause and wonder what is wrong since some words dont seem to fit: The peasant trotted into his bungalow, his shoulders dipped from languor and ...

Put Your Writing On A Diet: Strategies For Leaner Communication -- Sally Bacchetta
Its no coincidence that edit and diet are spelled with the same letters. Success in either case requires cutting some things and keeping others. Here are some professional editing tips to help you ...

A Well-written Cover Letter: Necessary Aid in Writing Business -- Vivian Gilbert Zabel
*** The following cover letter is one I would send with a copy of my short story Hidden Lies to an agent. Addresses, phone numbers, and names used (except for my name and email address) are not real. ...

Freelance Writers: Are You Missing the Mark With Your Queries, Cover Letters, and Such? -- Suzanne Lieurance
If you want to be a busy "working" freelance writer, you can't continually miss the mark with your queries, cover letters, and such. Here are some tips for hitting the target with these materials ...

Enhance Your Creative Writing Abilities -- Linda Kate Correli
Creative writing is considered to be one of the most perplexing forms of articulating thoughts and ideas on paper. It turns out to be a hard nut to crack because it requires the ability to think ...

The Power of Color in Writing -- Jake Rose
Color is one of the greatest set of adjectives to use in writing. Why? Most people that read can see color. It is a part of their world. It amplifies imagery and allows a scene or story to transcend ...

Imagery In Writing -- Jake Rose
There are many factors to a successful piece of writing. Not only does it have to grammatically be written correctly, it also has to appeal to the reader. One factor that is often overlooked is ...

Writing Tips - The Most Important One -- Michael Russell
There is one thing in this world that there is no getting around. Everybody thinks they can be a star, or at least wants to be, whether it's as a singer, songwriter, actor, ball player or circus ...

Another Sense of Being a "Writer" -- Vicheka Lay
A dictionary would explain; writer: person who writes something. To me, this explanation makes no sense and if this meaning were universally accepted, everyone in this world would be all writers. ...

Peep into the Fabulous World of Dictionaries -- Linda Correli
Lexicography is an important branch of linguistics, which covers the theory and practice of compiling dictionaries. The history of lexicography of the English language goes as far back as the Old ...

Enhance Your Creative Writing Abilities -- Linda Correli
Creative writing is considered to be one of the most perplexing forms of articulating thoughts and ideas on paper. It turns out to be a hard nut to crack because it requires the ability to think ...

Three Proven Ways to Handle Your Writing Anxiety -- Linda Correli
Writing anxiety and writing block are informal terms that are used to denote pessimistic and anxious feeling about writing. Researches showed that the majority of students exhibit unusually strong ...

Learn How to Use Commas Properly -- Linda Correli
The comma is the most frequently used internal mark of punctuation. Of all the marks of punctuation, it has the widest variety of uses. Using commas with dates, addresses, greetings, names, and large ...

Press Release Writing Tips for PR People -- Joan Stewart
A press release is often your only chance to make a great first impression. Newspapers, magazines and trade publications receive them by the truckload. That means sloppy, long, inaccurate, pointless ...

How To Make Money With Article Writing -- Jeff Schuman
Right now the Internet offers tremendous opportunity for businesses that learn how to write articles providing information about a subject people are looking for. Article writing is fun and becomes ...

Writing/Typing Thoughts: Does It Help Solve a Problem? -- Lanie Pambid
Since my grade school years, I have already practiced writing my thoughts through small diaries and other journals. I always wrote down every single thought inside my head and I try to recuperate ...

Article Writing: Avoid The 7 Deadly Sins -- Jay Hines
Like every other free advertising technique on the web, writing articles has several pitfalls that one must avoid. If an author is not careful, these booby-traps can destroy an article's chances ...

Writing and Speaking: How To Write Funny Fast! -- R.A. Murphy
To write jokes fast, focus on the essentials. A formula helps. My formula for a joke is: Upset the Setup. What you're shooting for is a way of saying or doing something that surprises your ...

4 Ways to Decide What to Write -- Bette Daoust
If the writing you want to do is work related, it is much easier to decide what to write. You may have a directive to follow and a subject matter that is required for marketing collateral, ...

2 Keys to Starting the Writing Process -- Bette Daoust
Starting is the most difficult place to be when you have the desire to write anything. You have probably heard the term writers block and it hits us all. Most often it is just a matter of settling ...

How To Reach Super Stardom As A Writer! -- Jennifer Brown Banks
LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION! From the time you pen your thoughts to a page, youre on stage. Just like your favorite rock star, actor, or soap opera diva--- performing before thousands, perhaps millions of ...

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Forget About Talent! -- Steven Barnes
How is a writer to access her deepest and most powerful wells of creativity? How do we tap into our talent, our genius, our greatest potential for success? Writing classes often tell us how to plot, ...

You Want To Write, But Do You Have Writing Talent? -- Angela Booth
New writers always worry about talent, but "talent" is no indication of ability to write. If you have the desire to write, that's a fair indication that you have all the ability you need. => The ...

Writing An Ebook Learning Step By Step -- Vickie Scanlon
They say the best way to making money on the Internet, is to create your own Ebook. Wow! Thats a simple statement, but do you know what is involved. Ill try to explain what I have learned and I am ...

How To Make Your Writing Meaningful -- Sophfronia Scott
Writing a book is a huge endeavor. It means someone has decided to dedicate a certain amount of time to putting words on paper. But so many people don't finish what they start. Maybe they've ...

Write An Effective Job Proposal -- Matthew Keegan
I am simply amazed at the problems some of my colleagues are experiencing regarding writing job proposals for customers. So often I hear that there has been some sort of disagreement between client ...

Writing: Getting Started -- Matthew Keegan
Writing for web content is one of the easiest ways for writers to get their work published. If you have yet to submit articles for syndication, you are missing out on a wonderful opportunity to share ...

Writing and Walking Beating Writers Block -- Nomad Rick
Writing and walking are a seemingly odd mix of topics for an article, but they go well together. Particularly if you write during breaks in your walk. Writing Journals Whether you are writing ...

How to Write a Short Story -- Rachelle Arlin Credo
Everybody knows writing a story is not easy. Like the drama or the poem, it is imaginative literature that should appeal to the emotions of the readers. Since it communicates the writer's ...

A Beginner's Guide to Writing a Novel -- Rachelle Arlin Credo
No one is born a novel writer. But do you believe that we all have the capability to be writers? Impossible as it may seem but the answer is yes! If we have the passion for it and if we strive to ...

5 Reasons Every Writer Needs a Web Site -- Deanna Mascle
If you are serious about your writing, in fact even if you aren't, you need a web site. Let me repeat that -- every writer needs a web site! If you don't believe me then here are five very ...

The secret to writing faster and with more focus -- Writing in your sleep! -- Deanna Mascle
One of the most powerful tools in my creative arsenal is what I call unconscious creativity. No, I do not ask someone to brain me with a hammer and I don't even need to be actually unconscious. ...

Energize Your Writing and Increase Your Output -- Deanna Mascle
Every writer can benefit from a study of the effectiveness of their individual writing process. You can write more and you can write better by making some adjustments in your writing strategy. ...

Seven Ways To Connect Your Writing And Your Life -- Steven Barnes
An important question for any artist is: How can I built a career and simultaneously be true to myself? Its an important question, and during the twenty years Ive taught writing, hundreds of students ...

How to Write Your Op-Ed Piece -- Matthew Keegan
Op-ed articles, also known as opinion/editorial articles, are a great way for aspiring writers to publicize their work and, in exchange, receive an amazing amount of publicity for free. You can write ...

Writing Twenty Novels (In Ten Easy Steps!) -- Steven Barnes
During a recent telephone conversation, I mentioned having sent off the last revisions for my twentieth novel, Great Sky Woman. There was a silence on the other side of the phone, followed by the ...

Four Useful Lies About Writing -- Steven Barnes
Most writing experts favor a particular way of looking at plot, and will adhere to it for years or an entire career. Thats all well and good, but its important to realize that any way of modeling ...

The Secret To Writing Success -- Deanna Mascle
I have a friend who has enjoyed a long successful career as a published novelist. More than once we took part in the same panel at a writer's conference. Whenever it came time to field questions ...

What is holding you back from being the writer you want to be? -- Deanna Mascle
As a writing instructor and coach I work with writers every day who are not reaching their full potential. What holds them back? When you talk with struggling writers they generally mention one of ...

Seven Secrets Of Highly Creative Writers -- Steven Barnes
The Lifewriting approach to your writing career demands a relatively high creative output. It isnt designed to coddle people who nurse a single story for years before sending it out. But students ...

Getting A Publisher & Getting What You Want -- Sophfronia Scott
In the basic scenario of book publishing, a writer finishes a book and then finds an agent who helps sell the book to a publisher. When someone asks, "How do I find a publisher?" they're often ...

How To Think Through Writer's Block -- Sophfronia Scott
In his book, On Writing, Stephen King says, "We are talking about tools and carpentry, about words and stylebut as we move along, youd do well to remember that we are also talking about magic." When ...

Benefits of Journal Writing -- Nomad Rick
The benefits of journal writing are fairly well established due to the long history of journal writing. From Anne Frank to Di Vinci, journal writing has proven itself. Benefits of Journal Writing ...

Guide To Good Writing -- Matthew Keegan
Every writer has a favorite book or author to help them in their quest to be a better writer. For myself, it is Mitchell Ivers' Random House Guide to Good Writing which has inspired me to write ...

How to Succeed as a Writer -- Michele Pariza Wacek
As a professional copywriter, I'm often asked by aspiring copywriters what they need to do to succeed. Most of their questions center around writing ability. They want to know how to find out if ...

How to Create a Professional Ebook Design -- Thomson Joseph
When you publish a book, one of the most important parts of the e-book is the e-book cover design. It has to interest the potential reader to buy and read the book. To do this, you can either enlist ...

How to write it? -- Tyler Benson
Everything seems fine, no mistakes, no false statements, no taboo ideologies expressed but still you get satisfactory and think about what a looser you are. It seems unfair. After getting the same ...

How to Write Your Own Content -- Hans Hasselfors
If you have a small budget or you are very interested in creating your own content you should make yourself familiar with the necessary steps required when writing content for business use. Create a ...

The key of successful descriptive essay -- Jacob Parker
There are many types of the writing projects you can be assigned with during your study at the University. Some of them are designed to reveal your point of view on several matters, some of them are ...

Your First Steps To Becoming A Writer -- Sophfronia Scott
What's the first step to becoming a writer? You'd think it would be "write", but it's not. In speaking to other writers and from what I know of my own journey to becoming a writer, ...

Consistent Writing Means Consistent Results -- Matthew Keegan
I had an engaging conversation recently with a friend who writes for a living as I do. One question that came up from my friend to me was, How do you write so often and so well? Naturally, I ...

Special Techniques Used to Make your Writing Better -- Chris Wells
College years are the best, the most remarkable and fun days of our lives, therefore we should spend them in the way that can make them remarkable and fun. Doing this, we must not forget that the key ...

How to write an essay -- Rita Hutner
In a sequence essay, you are writing to describe a series of events or a process in some sort of order. Usually, this order is based on time. You organize the essay by writing about each step of the ...

The Benefits of Writing Ariticles -- Maria Boomhower
You have a business; you are new and want to build a client list. However, the public doesn't know much about you. One of the best ways to build the relations, credibility and to help get people ...

Think You Can't Write Articles? Think Again! -- Susane Myers
Writing articles and putting them out on the web for everyone to see can be a little intimidating though at first, especially if you dont consider yourself a writer. Remember that you have a lot of ...

Submitting Your Manuscript: Getting Started -- Sophfronia Scott
I am often asked "Do you know of a publisher who would be interested in my book?" There's no easy way to answer this question. You see, according to the PMA Newsletter, there are over 86,000 ...

Writing A Book - Tips From An Author #6 -- www.GetPlotted.com
The Basics of Plot. Although you will obviously be familiar with the concept of 'plot', most people don't actually think in a plot-like fashion. As you write a book, the logical, ...

Writing Resources: 7 Books For Improving Your Manuscript -- Britt Gillette
Whether a crawling novice or polished professional, writers from every walk of life have room for improvement in their work. An endless array of rules and techniques must be kept in mind when writing ...

Freelance Writing for Newspapers -- Amber McNaught
No matter how many times I see my writing published, it never stops being the best adrenaline rush ever. Yesterday one of my articles appeared in a national newspaper. No big deal, really: I mean, I ...

The Difference Between a Copy Editor and a Story Editor -- Maxine Thompson
It is often said that if they had to choose, many novelists would prefer to have the developmental (or content) editing completed on their manuscripts versus the copy editing. Why? Because if the ...

How To Structure Your Article To Get Published -- Christine Anderssen
Writing articles is one of the best ways to promote your service or product since it establishes you as an expert in the field and you can get hundreds, if not thousands of links back to your ...

Scents Bring Inspiration For Writing -- Thomson Chemmanoor
Inspirational writing is a part and parcel of the art of writing. Inspiration is indeed needed for writing. Without any inspiration, it is quite difficult to get ideas and thoughts to write. This is ...

Top Ways To Create Ideas For Your Next Highly Read Article -- Nial Robbins
If you want to make money online a good strategy that won't cost you a dime is to write articles that relate to your product or service. Search Engines are constantly on the "look out" for ...
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