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Making Better Word Choices - 4 Examples


Choosing the wrong words can have a poor effect on your writing and on you. Whether you are writing a cover letter for a job, a business proposal, or an application essay for graduate school, using words poorly can result in negative feedback.

How to Build Your Site with Other Peoples Content -- Part 1


Building a new website can be extremely exciting. Seeing your words in "print"--maybe for the first time.

Sell More Books With a Powerful Back Cover


Did you know that your back cover information is, after the cover, the best way to sell more books? And, that most authors, emerging and experienced, miss this opportunity to engage more potential buyers?Your book's front cover and sizzling title must impress your buyers in four-eight seconds. If they like it, they will spend ten or so seconds on your back cover-a great opportunity to convince them that your book is necessary for their success.

Publish Your Novel on the First Try


Rejection. This scary word plagues virtually every writer this side of John Grisham.

How to Avoid the 11 Biggest Mistakes of First Time Authors


"If you want to change your life," Harry Beckwith wrote in The Invisible Touch, "write a book." But writing a book can also be tremendously frustrating and unrewarding.

Writing Help


Whether you are working for a small business, large corporation, or are a student, there are numerous sources that you can turn to for help with writing. Businesses need to be able to effectively communicate with their customers, their employees and their potential customers.

Know Your Editing Choices


Each author has special editing needs. To save yourself time and money, look at the choices below and decide which kind of editing suits your needs.

Bring Out the Natural Writer in You


Think you can't write a book that will sell? You aren't a natural writer? In fact, you don't really like to write?Putting a book together can be daunting. But no, you don't need to hire a ghostwriter.

Sick of the Traditional Publishing Path?


A book coaching client recently emailed me that she was getting sick of traditional publishing because of so many costly requirements and so little payoff. Do you feel the same way?Fifteen years ago, I worked hard on a 60-page proposal for a top agent and after a year got "approval" to be his client.

Know your Audience Before you Write Your Book or Web Site


If you want happy customers to use your service or buy your book, you need to focus on their needs and desires.Unhappy customers leave when they can't find what they want--benefits and an easy way to buy.

A Perfect Day for Writers


In one of the exercises in my "Getting Started as a Freelance Writer" workshop, I ask participants to describe what a "perfect day" would be like for them.The responses are frequently tender, wistful and unfailingly vivid.

Whats in a Name? Giving Birth to your Characters


So you've got your plot outlined, a title lined up and the research is done. You're ready to start writing your novel.

Writers Helping Writers - A Noble Legacy


It is satisfying to be a part of such a noble tradition and to know that as a whole, writers are still inclined to lend a hand and encourage others in their craft. I think it is an inherent trait in the writer's soul, to be so generous.

Message to Online Writers: Dont Give Up On A Good Idea


The writing community is a strong one, with many new "members" joining daily. All theser writers are finding or looking for their particular niches.

And What Do You Do? ... How To Know When Youre a Writer!


It's the funniest thing. When someone asks me what I do for a living, I tell them, "I'm a writer. More Articles from Writing Information:
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