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5 Easy Steps To Writing Your Appealing Letter


You must write a hypnotic persuasion letter to help you achieve all your goals! Get the boss to give your a raise, induce that beautiful blue-eyed girl to be your lover and persuade your mother to buy a BMW Z3 for you this summer.Give me twenty minutes and I'll teach you step-by-step my secret writing your own success system.

Get An Attitude About Your Writing


(This excerpt is taken from my new writing workshop Writing To Sell In the Internet Age.)Writer John Clausen, in his excellent book about freelance writing: Too Lazy To Work, Too Nervous To Steal, recommends that you get an attitude about your work.

To Tell If You Are A Literary Snob


"I don't know if I should put 'writer' on my business card," I murmured."Then don't," my wife said in her infinite wisdom.

Writing Made Them Rich #4: Paulo Coelho


Paulo Coelho was born on August 24th 1947 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.At age 17 he announced his intention to be a writer.

Dont Get Burned: Evaluating Script Writing Contests


Hundreds of writing contests tempt screenwriters with the lure of prize money, instant film industry contacts and personal feedback from film professionals. But contests can be costly, screenwriters should choose intelligently.

A New Way To Self Publish


More and more good authors are turning to the Internet to self publish. There are several reasons for that.

Editing Secrets


Once you've plotted out your book, developed the characters and written the last word of text, the real work begins. As busy editors are bombarded with hundreds or even thousands of submissions a year, it's more important than ever that authors apply their own editing skills to their manuscripts before putting them in the mail.

Pairs/Groups Of Words Often Confused - Part 6 of 6


SALE, SAIL Sale is either offering something for purchase ("for sale")or offering it at a special price ("on sale"); sail is partof a ship or boat.SELL, CELLSell is to exchange for money; cell is a small room.

Pairs/Groups Of Words Often Confused - Part 5 of 6


PASSED, PASTPassed is the past tense of pass. Past means a time that has gone.

Pairs/Groups Of Words Often Confused - Part 4 of 6


LATER, LATTERLater means afterwards; latter is the second of two things."Later that day we went for a walk.

Pairs/Groups Of Words Often Confused - Part 3 of 6


ELICIT, ILLICITElicit means to extract or draw out; illicit means not legal.EVERYONE, EVERY ONEEveryone means every person in a group; every one means each person and is always followed by "of".

Pairs/Groups Of Words Often Confused - Part 2 of 6


BAITED, BATEDBaited usually refers to traps or snares. When the reference is to someone who is hardly daring to breathe, the correct word is always bated:"She watched with bated breath.

Be Concise


Concision. (Sounds like I made up another word.

Tips For Better Writing


It is certainly true that we don't get a second chance to make a first impression. As the impression we make on the Internet is almost always with the written word, is it unfortunate that there is so much poor writing bouncing around in cyberspace.

Dont Rely on Your Spellchecker - or - The Importance of Good Proof Reading


Weather posting a page to your Website, writing a letter to a customer, or submitting an article for publication, it is extremely important to demonstrate how professional you are. Not only does a series of spelling and grammatical errors show a discourtesy to your readers, it makes you look amateurish. More Articles from Writing Information:
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