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5 key elements for your content to go viral - - The Buffer Blog

5 key elements for your content to go viral - - The Buffer Blog | Books & Writing, and writing trivia | Scoop.it
What does it take to really produce viral content? We've analyzed an article that got well over 500,000 likes on Facebook and talked with their authors:
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Is Your First Line Hooky Enough?

I talk a lot about hooks and how important it is to hook your reader. The first sentence, first paragraph, first page, and first chapter are essential hooks. Lose the reader that early and she won’t be back.

 

I’m not going to get into too many details on what makes a good hook and what doesn’t. However, I’d like to show you what doesn’t work as a hook and why.


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10 Things New Writers Should Be Doing

10 Things New Writers Should Be Doing | Books & Writing, and writing trivia | Scoop.it

First and foremost, writers today need to be working on their careers whenever possible, that’s what this whole article is about. They should never miss an opportunity and always need to be on the lookout for something they can do to bolster their portfolio and get their name out there. This first point is really about the attitude a writer needs to have, rather than any specific action. People around you may mock your writing career as a hobby, but writers need to have a professional, active attitude with regards to their career advancement.


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12 Lessons Learned from 12 Years of Writing

12 Lessons Learned from 12 Years of Writing | Books & Writing, and writing trivia | Scoop.it
Writing is hard. Writing something worth sharing is even harder. Writing something worth keeping -- hardest. That’s twelve years of professional
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