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How to Get Other People to Sell Your Writing or Speaking Services and Products  by: Jurgen Wolff
Just about everybody agrees that marketing yourself and your book or writing services is important, yet most of us have problems being immodest enough to do this effectively. The answer can be..
How To Write Your Book Quickly  by: 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 Manager...
How to Use Presentation Slides to Best Effect  by: Philip Yaffe
How often have you attended a presentation where great attention apparently went into designing the slides - and apparently none into how they were used? Or the speaker played with the slides as if..
How To Write Poetry  by: 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 motivate..
How to Help Your Characters Come to Life  by: Regina Paul
Creating complex characters that are interesting to read about can be one of the most difficult things for an author to do. While I might have a good idea about who my character is and why he/she..
Different Occupations To Pursue In English Writing  by: Michael Bayman
We are living in an era that could be called "the communication revolution." Of course, the mechanics of the written language are the same - spelling, sentence structure, grammar etc. but the mode of..
Thank You Verses - Free Samples  by: Sabrina Lawton
How do you go about putting your thank you verses in a thank you card or note? Here are some tips: Put them at the front of the card. This is a great way to introduce your thank you message and show..
How to Write Better Business Emails  by: Brian Konradt
The ease and informality of the Internet often makes it seem we can write business e-mails poorly and get away with it; yet, its actually the contrary. Because email is so accessible, people receive..
4 Ways to Decide What to Write  by: 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,..
Time Management for Writers  by: Scott Lindsay
Most established writers have deadlines to follow. They are either pressed to complete an article by a certain time or they have a novel or non-fiction book that must be handed in by a deadline. In..
Public Speaking: 10 Tips to Improve Public Speaking Skills  by: 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 them..
What Type Of Words Are The Most Effective To Use In Publc Speaking  by: Edward Hope
The objective of effective public speaking is to communicate in a clear and interesting way. The language used will depend on the type of audience and your own personal style. Because of this there..
Anyone Can Write an Essay!  by: 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..
Creative Fiction Writing Workshop: Creating Your World for Your Historical Fiction Story  by: Kat Jaske
So you want to write an exceptional historical fiction novel? Of course, you will need to dedicate a significant amount of time to the process of crafting the story and developing both endearing and..
How to Make Your Voice Sound Better Using "Audacity"  by: Glen Ford
Have you ever had to sit through a podcast where the background noises make the host's voice sound like it's coming from the bottom of a well? Or where the voice keeps going off into the supersonic?..
Creative Writing - Let's Get Creative - What's Your Story?  by: Marjorie J McDonald
Stories have been the way information has been handed down through the years. As you think about the stories in your family that are commonly told and retold when your family members are in contact..
Change Your Life With These Inspiring Action Verbs  by: Lisa A Mason
The words you use in your everyday dealings can keep inspiration at bay. There are five action verbs that are guaranteed to bring success into your life and that can inspire you to fulfill your..
2 Keys to Starting the Writing Process  by: 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..
Creative Fiction Writing Workshop: How to Start Your Story  by: Kat Jaske
How do I get started and where do I get ideas for my story? Get ideas from virtually any common, ordinary situation. Get out of your house to see real people and the real world and ideas will come..
How to Fluff Your Content Writing  by: Emmett Richards
When you become a content writer, you are expected to wow both the company you are working for and the consumer or readers. With words that grip their attention and also inform them about what it is..
Presenting Workshops that Are Memorable and Action Oriented  by: 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..
Top 7 Ways To Become Effective Writer  by: John Khu
Are you an effective writer? Have you ever analyzed your write ups? Well I think that everyone is capable of producing effective writing. Unfortunately, laziness, lack of confidence, poor time..
How to Quote and Cite a Poem in an Essay Using MLA Format  by: Erica Sweeney
College-level essays about literature usually follow Modern Language Association, or MLA, style. MLA has very specific guidelines for quoting and citing lines from poems. Citing lines of poetry is..
What does this inexplicable tutor want?  by: 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..
A Writer Writes But Why?  by: Rick London
There is very little on the Internet or in libraries as to why a writer writes, at least from a psychological standpoint. Never one to be called non analytical, I went deep into my own psyche just to..
Tap Into the Book Writer Inside You  by: Earma Brown
Have you given up on writing your book? Don't give up! Others have taken their dream off the shelf this year. You can too! First, let's get rid of the top two book writer blocks. You don't like to..
7 Keys to Writing a Childrens Book that Sells Like Hotcakes  by: 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 an Article - Three Ways  by: Steven Gillman
Perhaps you want to promote your website or get paid to write for other webmasters, but you don't know how to write an article for online use. Don't worry. The following three formats make it easy to..
Take a Look at These Scary Halloween Books  by: Morgan Hamilton
My friends and I have tried may various ways to fete Halloween. Twenty years ago, we would joyfully don our Halloween costumes. Wearing the Halloween costumes was such a wonderful experience. We..
Newspaper Article Writing Tips - Things Beginners Should Know  by: Sean R Mize
This article is for those people who are thinking about sinking their teeth into the field of newspaper writing. In here, I'll offer some of the most important tips that you need to keep in mind when..
Resignation Letter Format  by: Dhara Rami
A person who is leaving an organization in order to confirm that he/she is leaving writes a resignation letter. It can be considered as a notice to the company of his/her departure. It is always..
The Five Secrets of Writing with a Partner  by: Steve Manning
Writing your book with a partner, or several partners, could be dream come true. It can dramatically reduce the time it takes to write the book, it can give you motivation, and it can allow you to..
How To Sell Your Story To Publishers  by: Roberto Bell
Making a living exclusively as a novelist or freelance writer is the dream of millions of people around the world, yet only a handful of people are able to realize this dream. The reason is that many..
Go With The Flow: Write With Transition Words and Phrases  by: Shaun Fawcett
One of the most common weaknesses I see in day-to-day writing is poor logical flow from one idea or point to the next. This usually takes the form of a bunch of seemingly unrelated phrases thrown..
Visualizing A Writing Future  by: Betsy Landau
Here you are. Stuck. Can't write. And other than writing the same few words, sentences, or several sentences over and over, you have nothing to say. You can turn to any articles or books you own or..
How to Lead Effective Group Discussions  by: Mark Pennington
Knowing how to lead effective group discussions is a vitally important skill for both the classroom teacher or corporate executive. Knowing some tricks of the trade will increase student/audience..
3 Ideas For Writing an Author Bio  by: Heather R. Todd
Author bios are a great way for the reader to get to know you, the author of their favorite story, article, or book, a little bit more personally. This is also your time to sell yourself to potential..
How to Write Guide - Exclamation Points  by: Jane Sumerset
The greener you are as a writer, the more generous you usually act with exclamation points. Taught during early grammar school as an important punctuation and typically allowed to fester by grammar..
Top Speaker Says: Even A Broken Clock Is Right Twice A Day!  by: 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..
Looking to Work at Home? Try Copy Editing!  by: Shan Qasir
There are some people in this world who don't like to say "Yes Boss". For those types of people, peace of mind is obligatory and they like to be their own bosses. However, they still need some..