Category: Writers

Can A Regular Routine Help You Write Better?

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Most of us know that whatever we do, usually, the more we practise something, the more accomplished we can become. Yet in every endeavour, there are short-cuts, insights, simple tips that are often not seen as "obvious", useful or valid, in the early stages of our "training." This tip is…

Why Check Your Sources When Writing, Part 2

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Article continued from: Why Check Your Sources When Writing, Part 1 For completeness, let's define the word "extrapolated". If we go to Google.com, and enter into the Search box: "define:extrapolated" (without the quotes), here's what we can discover. Extrapolate, means to: In addition: Our little research exploration has taught me several…

Why Check Your Sources When Writing, Part 1

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How we can bleed pain and how to dodge the missiles brought about by rash decisions. Why we need to slow down to speed up - and more. Today's article explores why we should check - and cross-check - any sources that we choose to include, when writing articles. We also learn…

Roald Dahl On Looks And Thoughts

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Sometimes, a few words can speak more to each one of us than an all the thoughts and ideas that make up an entire book, article, movie, or video. So let's ponder a simple yet remarkable quotation, tha yet again shows how less can deliver more.You can have a wonky…

More Words of Wisdom

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Amid all the nonsense of day-to-day living, both today and throughout history, thankfully, there are remarkable people: the thinkers, from every culture and corner of the globe, who create light simply by sharing wonderful, inspiring ideas and opinions. My thanks especially to all the authors below. Enjoy!You can have a…

25 Encouraging Insights

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Teachers are everywhere! People, events, circumstances - to name but a few. You're a teacher to someone - certainly to me. Most likely, I will never meet you, but I learn a little about you from how you use this website. In the same way, some people see me as…

Find Your Writer's Heart

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Whether you're seeking to write a book, pen an article, or create compelling content for your website, why not invest a little time and effort to learn how to communicate what you want to say in the best way possible? Then marvel at how such a seemingly innocent activity can…

Are Words Just Words?

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Is your brochure really working for you? Could your sales letters get a higher response? Do you think your company literature is ... well ... "OK"? If the answers to any of these three questions fall short, I suggest you need to make a change quickly. Why? "OK" is never…

Saying No to the Status Quo

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To help publicize the Apple Mac computer, a few years ago, Apple Inc. created a short 60-second commercial that over time has gained almost legendary status. The "Crazy Ones" was directed by Chiat / Day's Jennifer Golub with art directed along with Jessica Schulman and Yvonne Smith. Original Voiceover was…

What is so Important About an ISBN?

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In a question and answer format, this article provides the key information about ISBNs for UK-based authors and publishers. However, please take note: over time, the accepted rules, guidelines, procedures, and prices do change. So seek out the latest information online. A: an ISBN is used by publishers, booksellers and…

Advertising Or Marketing

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Marketing and advertising are two hot topics that smart Web business owners and self-employed writers and authors especially, are wise to give special attention. However, just what are the differences between marketing and advertising and why are they so important? So our choice is not advertising or marketing: we need both. This…

Sometimes Baby Knows Best

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We know that learning anything new takes time, effort, courage, focus, persistence, a can-do attitude, and other such heroic attributes. If we're lucky enough to be born with legs that work, while learning to walk, we'll fall down many times before we can successfully master the apparently simple art of…

Setting up a Website Blog

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Recently, I've been thinking more about blogs and blogging, with some surprising results. While most folks appear to support the idea of using blogs in business, if you already have an active business website, right now, I can still see serious drawbacks if your blog is not an actual physical…

33 Profitable Newsletter Tips

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Even with all the latest communications techniques available on the web, and the now older RSS (Really Simply Syndication) technology, for many websites and blogs, e-mail still remains the tool of choice for serious Internet marketers and savvy web business providers. Why? With an e-mail system such as the one we have…