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How to Catch the Writing Bug
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How to Catch the Writing Bug
By Stephen Bucaro
If you earn income as a writer, or use writing as amarketing tool, you know how difficult it can be at timesto write.
Keys to Characterisation
Far too many inexperienced writers create flat, stereotypical characters: the brave fireman, the damsel in distress, the strict schoolmistress. The best characters are those who evoke emotions within the reader - fear, admiration, affection, laughter, horror? If the writer fails to make us care about the characters, no matter how ingenious the plot, we will toss the story aside without a second thought.
Balance Your Life
Balance your life
Writing is a solitary task.
Writing needs concentration and quiet.
Persisting With Bulldog Determination
Persisting With Bulldog Determination [Book excerpt from Successercising}
by Rick Gettle © 2003-2004Ninety-five percent of all new businesses go out of business within the first five years or less.Why Do They Fail?There are many starters in life - but very few finish what they start.
Want to start a publishing revolution?
Calling all publishers, editors, journalists and freelance writers. It's time to breathe more life into your copy.
Writing About Writing
What am I going to write about?Which topic is the best?Who is going to be interested in my article?
You can ask yourself endless questions on 'what' is going to be the subject of your article. Don't despair! This is not a problem .
Hunting for Markets Over the Holidays
Chances are, you'll be busy over the next several weeks. Between
preparing for, celebrating, and unwinding from the holidays it may be
difficult to maintain your regular writing routine.
Boost Your Income With Trade Journals
Why would anyone want to write for trade journals? Aren't the topics are dry? Don't they require specialized knowledge? Not necessarily. You may want to consider trade journals to increase the potential market for your articles - and for the money.
Recipe for a Style Guide
Wired Online has recently announced its plans to drop capitalization in internet, web, and net, but Wired Magazine continues to capitalize these words. Which should you do? For the most part, it's up to you.
Applying KISS Principle in Writing
I have added a new word to my vocabulary. Logorrhea.
10 Tips To Help You Pack More Power Into Your Business Writing
1. Before you write anything down define not what you want to say, but what your message must achieve.
How To Be A Published (Non-Fiction) Author
1. Turning your idea into a bookWith non-fiction books the question of whether or not to write one has to be a business decision, rather as you would take over any new product or service.
How To Write More Powerful Reports
There is one key difference between reports and most other forms of business writing, and we get a hint of that in the word, "report." Whereas with many other forms of written comms you can be a little creative and put your own slant on your words, in a report you must not.
Five Golden Rules for Writers
Regardless of what sort of writer you are and how much you love to write, there are probably days when you'd rather clean ditches than face another blank page.As writers, we face common challenges; staying motivated and confident, avoiding "writer's block," and meeting goals (on time!) are some of the toughest.
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How to Create Incredible Characters Easily
Creating incredible characters can be easy if you know of a few simple rules:Each character should have his own voice. If your character is from Brooklyn, give him brooklyn accent and mannerisms.
How to Outline your Book and Chapters with Mindmapping
Mindmapping is better than linear outlining because authors can use flexible thinking and relativity in writing their book. One can add and subtract a thought or phrase from a mindmap easily.
Baby Boomers and Booklets - Share and Share Alike
As one of those fabulous Baby Boomers, you now own a lifetime of valuable experiences, experiences that are useful to other people. You've given so much to your family all these years.
Italics Part 1 - Do You Need to Use Italics?
Next time you're tempted to use italics for emphasis..
The journey to having my first novel for children published has been riddled with road blocks and shonky bridges. The good news? At every rickety stage I've picked up tips (and anti-tips) which I'm happy to share with everyone.
7 Secrets For Beating Writers Block
Most people can easily identify with the dreaded "writer's
block". It is a well-known phenomenon that just about
everyone has faced at one point in their lives.
The Arrogant Writer: Five Ways To Nurture and Defend Your Muse
Arrogance has a bad rap. We think of arrogant people as unpleasant to be around, full of themselves, and incapable of taking an interest in anyone else.
Piecing It All Together
There's a little known secret we writers like to keep to ourselves, because we fear that if word got out, readers would immediately become disillusioned and abandon us. It's not as bad as a reviewer spoiling a twist in the plot of a book, I suppose.
Get Creative In The Great Outdoors
Summer's here and the time is write for dancing in the streets..
On Giving and Receiving Feedback
Writing is a personal and introspective process. To share with another what we wrote is to risk.
How To Write to a Word Count
You've finished your story, and you're pretty happy with it. The plot is gripping, the characters are lively, and the pace zooms along.
6 Tricks To Squeeze Your Letters Onto One Page
Anyone who has read any of my articles on the subject of
letter writing or resume writing will know how important
I believe it is to minimize the number of pages, preferably
limiting them to one page whenever possible.And, we all know how tacky it looks when we put the
finishing touches on a letter and it overflows onto the
second page by one or two lines.
If The Viewpoint Character Is A Secondary Character, Have You Established Who He is?
Creative Writing Tips -I have said above that if a secondary character tells the story of the main character, then the spotlight should be kept on the main character.This shouldn't be taken to the extreme though.
How You Can Take Advantage of the Increasing Demand for Freelance Online Writers
The freelance writing market is a growing market to be in. There are many jobs available, but sometimes, it can be hard to find the work that you want, and available at the time you want it to be.
Common Writing Mistakes
Most books aren't rejected because the stories are
"bad." They're rejected because they're not "ready to
Every Result is an Asset
Not long ago, I went to an Internet Marketing Seminar. One of the speakers was John Reese, a man who set the Internet world abuzz in August 2004 by achieving the amazing result of just over a million dollars worth of sales in 18 hours.
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Writers can Grow to be Comfortable with Criticism
On my first newspaper assignment as a critic, I was well prepared to dish it out. I was less prepared to take it.
Mexican Living: Lets Be Perfectly Clear
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Technical Writing for the Terrified
IntroductionSometimes it may be beyond a companies or individuals budget to hire a professional writer to address their technical documentation. Although in an ideal world all technical documentation should be produced by a highly trained expert, unfortunately we do not live in an ideal.