Category: Write

Is Grammar Really Necessary Today?

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While grammar can essentially be defined as a set of rules that govern spoken and written language that help ensure others can properly understand what we're saying, today some are questioning the need for grammar. For many people, the mere mention of the word grammar can bring back awful memories…

How Word Choices Affect Mood

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Within your articles, books and websites, to help provide contrast and flow to a document, you can use different words that have the same or similar meaning. Sometimes, if you're seeking a specific desired impact, even your choice of a single word can become really important. Consider the following tips…

Writing Science Fiction

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Writing science fiction (sci-fi) can be immense fun. Although I've read a great many sci-fi novels, from a writing perspective, I don't speak from experience, but simply echo what my sci-fi writer friends and key sources have been kind enough to share with me. This brief but laser-focused article identifies…

Be a Successful, Effective Communicator

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So, just what is it that you need to do, be, or learn to persuade a sufficient number of people to buy your books, visit and revisit your website and buy your products and services? Surely there must be some hidden "secret" that only those who are "in the know"…

Think You Can't Write?

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Creative writing can sometimes be hard work. At other times, the right words seem to just fall onto the page in almost perfect harmony like the way a gentle flowing tide caresses a sandy beach on a summer's day. Yet crafting a superb written piece is harder still. Nevertheless occasionally, our…

How Contrarian Writers Win

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This next tip may well be one of the simplest and most unusual snippets you're ever likely to come across, yet its value is clear, undiminished and can have immense implications! You'll understand the utter truth and power of the approach I'm suggesting in a moment. However for now, I…

Write a Great Press Release

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Submitting a press release with the goal of getting free publicity is a fragile business. There are many potential "stop points". Like all great achievements, however, success usually comes to those who are prepared to commit to excellence. When creating and submitting a press release, essentially, that means paying attention…

Handling Professional Critics

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Don't ever become fazed by critics and reviewers - they'll get you eventually for something anyway, no matter how good you may think you are. Understand, that the business of the professional critic is often not personal. Critics can be paid by other parties to find dirt, sensation, to drag a…

What's the Big Secret?

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Usually, we all like to stay in our "comfort zone" don't we? On "familiar ground" may not be 100% "safe"; we may not like our life much but at least we know what to expect, right? And sometimes, what we know, even if painful, it's preferable to "breaking out into…

Write A Book, Write A Course, And More

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Most writers are obsessed with the idea of writing books. Not surprising perhaps, when we remember that, historically, that's what writers do - eventually. However today, writers have many more options open to them. For example: you can write a 10-chapter book to sell for perhaps $27 or $47 or $97…

The Write Time of Your Life

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Sometimes, things aren't always what they seem are they? Here's an example of what I mean. Contrary to popular belief, I've learned that you can't really "manage" time - this is a modern myth - more so as our lives seem to be speeding up in these eventful times through…

Everyone Has Their Story

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Yes, I believe it to be more true today than ever before: there really is an interesting book in almost everyone. Perhaps an amazing life story or autobiography, unusual knowledge on a specific subject or popular topic, wide experience, unique know-how, or something else entirely. Problem is, most people just…

Welcome to the Fifth Revolution

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What you're about to view makes sober reading! At least five modern revolutions have already started, and the fifth one has only just been born. Yes, of course, the new baby has arrived. So what is it and where did it come from? Before we explore some possible answers to those questions,…

A Contrarian, Profitable Web Business

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Much of what you'll read in this article goes against current popular thinking. A growing number of online affiliate-based businesses depend on third parties for income such as affiliations, Google AdSense, and so on. Yet if you're largely reliant on one or two sources for most of your income, sudden…

The Power of Three

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Recently, I made yet another important discovery. As a result, I want to put to you a compelling question, and then suggest a unique idea. Here's the question I want you to think about. Today, is your main website the worst possible vehicle with which to promote your product or…