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Bitch. Procrastinate. Write. : Got no writing ideas? Here's 11 reasons why

Bitch. Procrastinate. Write. : Got no writing ideas? Here's 11 reasons why | Communication & PR | Scoop.it

Newbies and pros do it. They want to be writers, they like to think of themselves as writers, they feel like they should be writing, and yet they’re uninspired to do so…by anything.   It’s not a valid excuse. You’re just being lazy and ignorant.     

 

The world and everyone in it are bombarding you around the clock with things to write. The problem is your senses aren’t on. Instead of asking what you can write about, you should be asking, “Why aren’t I aware and making something of everything that’s being given to me?”   Here are 11 things for you to mull over while you’re busy being stuck....


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, February 11, 2014 1:29 AM

Mike Stiles has tips to help you get unstuck from writer's block.

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9 Qualities of Good Writing

9 Qualities of Good Writing | Communication & PR | Scoop.it

There are two kinds of people: Those who think they can write, and those who think they can’t. And, very often, both are wrong. The truth is, most of us fall somewhere in the middle. We are all capable of producing good writing....

 

Words matter. Your words (what you say) and style (how you say it) are your most cherished (and undervalued) assets.

 

Yet, so often, they are overlooked. Think of this way: If a visitor came to your website without its branding in place (logo, tagline, and so on), would he or she recognize it as yours? Are you telling your story there from your unique perspective, with a voice and style that’s clearly all you?

 

Here, in no particular order, is what I’ve learned about the necessary qualities of good writing (or content, in our digital vernacular), based on my own 25 years’ working as a writer and editor… and even longer career as a reader....


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Great writers are adaptable, shifting their style and tone to suite the audience, but always mindful of the story they are weaving! Great article.

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Sarah Yarborough's curator insight, March 6, 2014 6:01 PM

I really liked this article about writing. It was very reminicent of almost every article we've read so far, along with the various chapters in They Say, I Say. It talks about how good writers support what they are saying with plenty of data, which is something we all need to make sure of in our research essays. I also like how it says that good writing comes in the rewrite, similar to the idea behind the shitty first draft article. All of these ideas and "secrets" behind how to write successfully are ones we've discussed in class- it's just a matter of actually implementing them into our papers.

Forrest z. Tappan's curator insight, March 11, 2014 8:41 PM

I completely agree with Sarah. This article hold so many compilations to what we have been reading for class, especially in They Say, I say. I have been told many times and have grown accustomed to  believing that for every equation you add to a paper, you loss half of your readers. This is very evident if you look at the more popular articles and book. However it time I veer away from that mind set and start thinking like a research paper writer. This article has giving me some very good tips on how to rethink the way i write for this course. Specifically, Ann--the author-- make  a point that writing should be simple but not simplistic. Being more of a creative writer LOVE to confuse my readers with fancy words and alliteration and what have yous, but Ann stats that this is just not appropriate. I look forward to using what iv learned in my work.

Christopher Philbin's curator insight, August 3, 2014 9:38 PM

Just what makes good writing? These are some key points that will help the novice get on their way to becoming a better writer for sure.

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15 signs you're a word nerd | Ragan.com

15 signs you're a word nerd | Ragan.com | Communication & PR | Scoop.it
In observance of National Word Nerd Day, we offer an array of symptoms that indicate your affinity for correct grammar, usage, syntax, punctuation, and spelling run deeper than that of others.

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, January 9, 2014 1:29 PM

Celebrating National Word Nerd Day! Who knew?

Lori Wilk's curator insight, January 9, 2014 6:36 PM

Takeaway from this article: I didn't know there was a National Word Nerd Day" or how to properly celebrate it.

Freepass's curator insight, January 10, 2014 5:05 AM

¿Nadie qiere jugar a apalabrados contigo? ¿Buscas palabras extrañas en el diccionrio por diversón? Puede que seas un "word nerd"