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Why Most Writing Tips Are Useless (and How to Really Up Your Game)

Why Most Writing Tips Are Useless (and How to Really Up Your Game) | Online Writing | Scoop.it
Jon Morrow explains how we need to use different skill sets, which he calls "hats," when we write a blog post. We start with the architect, with an outline and move through different hats, ending with the artisan, who perfects the words to the best possible artistic effect.  Want to improve your writing skills? These 6 Writing Hats will totally transform the way you think about your craft.
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Jon Morrow explains how we need to use different skill sets, which he calls "hats," when we write a blog post. We start with the architect, with an outline and move through different hats, ending with the artisan, who perfects the words to the best possible artistic effect.  

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Jon Morrow explains how we need to use different skill sets, which he calls "hats," when we write a blog post. We start with the architect, with an outline and move through different hats, ending with the artisan, who perfects the words to the best possible artistic effect.  

Brian S's curator insight, November 12, 2014 9:45 AM

Great content means getting it right, more so now than ever before!

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Is This Insidious Affliction Shrinking Your Freelance Writing Income?

Is This Insidious Affliction Shrinking Your Freelance Writing Income? | Online Writing | Scoop.it
When you start out as a freelance writer, there’s a lot to learn. I know when I got back into freelance writing in 2005, I subscribed to dozens of email newsletters and spent hours every day, reading, watching videos, and attending live events.
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Carol Tice brings out another excellent post: this time on how learning about the writing field is good, but it can take over, and stop us from actually going out and WRITING! Too much learning can paralyze us and stop us from DOING! 

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How to Start to Write an eBook and Actually Finish it in 30 Days

How to Start to Write an eBook and Actually Finish it in 30 Days | Online Writing | Scoop.it
Learn tips and tricks on how to write an eBook from scratch, write every day and actually finish it in 30 days.
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This book is for writing an e-book, which can be a big part of online writing. Many bloggers will use a free e-book to boost their subscription lists. As well, many writers will create an e-book and then market it online, either through their blog or another sales page. 

This article gives some excellent strategies for getting that book done!  

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How I Wrote a $2,000 Freelance Article in 1 Week Flat

How I Wrote a $2,000 Freelance Article in 1 Week Flat | Online Writing | Scoop.it
Most freelance writers I know have some dream magazines they’d looove to write a freelance article for. I’m no different.
For years, I’ve wanted to move up from writing for Entrepreneur to writing for Forbes.
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Freelance writer Carole Tice shares how she was able to get a much-coveted magazine article for Forbes magazine written quickly, in spite of many obstacles. 

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The Most Important Part of the Creative Life | Goins, Writer

The Most Important Part of the Creative Life | Goins, Writer | Online Writing | Scoop.it
When the spotlight is on you, it's important to remember the most important part of this life: space. There are three types every creative must pay attention to.
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I have just discovered an amazing writer, Jeff Goins, who writes about writing, and creativity, and dreams. This is one of his blog post, about us creative people needing space in order to work the best. Beautifully written, and can't wait to read more from him! 

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Finding A Perpetual Source for Fresh Content For Your Blog

Finding A Perpetual Source for Fresh Content For Your Blog | Online Writing | Scoop.it
Resources for aspiring, new and established solopreneurs. ... to Find Your Perfect Niche · 6 Cool Examples of Successful Niche Businesses · Coaching vs. Consulting vs. Training vs. Freelancing: Which One Is Best For You?
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Magazines do it all the time: reuse the same articles over and over again, but just lightly revamped. 

 

How to do it in your blog posts: just keep writing very similar content but change up the details, names and titles. 

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Wipebook ... Dry Erase Notebook ... Use it Again and Again!

Wipebook  ... Dry Erase Notebook ... Use it Again and Again! | Online Writing | Scoop.it
If you write a lot in notebooks, chances are you have a large pile of the things. Some notes are worth saving, but others you could do without after awhile.

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Sharilee Swaity's curator insight, December 22, 2013 5:25 PM

What a perfect idea for making notes that you don't necessarily need to keep. One of the commentators mentioned that he could write notes for class, and then type them up later. Love this idea! 

 

This would be great for writers (like me) who write a lot of notes for a project, and then get rid of them, afterwards. Paper saver! 

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Perfect writer's tool for making notes for a project!
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How to Instantly Revive Old Blog Content

How to Instantly Revive Old Blog Content | Online Writing | Scoop.it
Blog post at Rebekah Radice : One of the greatest challenges for bloggers is content creation. The second greatest challenge is what happens after that content is created[..]

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These are terrific ideas for reusing your old content. From making Pinterest-targeted image to creating a slideshare on the ideas of your article. There really is no need to run out ideas! 

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Be a Happy Writer: 10 Ideas for Writing Businesses You Can Start Today

Be a Happy Writer: 10 Ideas for Writing Businesses You Can Start Today | Online Writing | Scoop.it
There’s never in the history of the world been a better time to be a writer. You can write what you like. No one will burn you at the stake for your ideas.


The biggest benefit of all: you’ve got the Internet.


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Those of us who like to write are looking for how to do it, and also get paid. These are some amazing ideas for how to make a business from online writing. 

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The Truth About How Much Freelance Writers Make

The Truth About How Much Freelance Writers Make | Online Writing | Scoop.it
Wondering how much you can earn as a freelance writer? There is data out there on freelance income, but here's something even more accurate...
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Some honest insight about how much freelance writers make. From one of my favourite online writers, Carole Tice. 

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How to Tell if an Online Publication Pays Well

How to Tell if an Online Publication Pays Well | Online Writing | Scoop.it
A few months ago, I discovered the Tumblr blog Who Pays Writers?. It’s a fantastic anonymous resource that offers the inside scoop on pay rates at dozens of publications including Glamour, The San Francisco Chronicle, and Parents.com.
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Great resource that gives tips for finding online sites that pay their writers well. This is great, because low-paying sites are not hard to find! 

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First Step to a Writing Business

First Step to a Writing Business | Online Writing | Scoop.it

So you’re a writer and you want to make something of it. You’re not just a hobbyist. You want more. Perhaps even to live on your writing. I can’t promise y


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To make it as an online writer, you just have to take it seriously. It is a real job, and you have to treat it that way. Good advice! 

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A New “Breed” of Bloggers Make a Social Marketing Impact

A New “Breed” of Bloggers Make a Social Marketing Impact | Online Writing | Scoop.it

We all know the marketing power Mom Bloggers have in promoting brands and influencing consumers.

 

However, flying under the marketing radar are Pet Bloggers who are just now making an impact with marketers whose major focus should be the health and welfare of our pets. 


Via Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.com
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For any of us who write about our pets online, it is nice to know that people are looking for online writers who know about pets, and make informed recommendations. 

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The Perils Of Writing Poorly: 5 Ways To Kill Your Audience

The Perils Of Writing Poorly: 5 Ways To Kill Your Audience | Online Writing | Scoop.it
Do you believe content writing can be delegated to just about anyone? If so, here’s a disturbing vision that might just scare you straight. A weak, wandering narrative. Sentences and paragraphs tha…

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Love this! Definitely worth a read for all writers! 

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Three Ways to Get Regular Gigs as a Freelance Writer

Three Ways to Get Regular Gigs as a Freelance Writer | Online Writing | Scoop.it
As a marketer who hires and trains dozens of freelance writers every year, I’m a big fan of working with writers on retainer.
To me, they’re the true win-win.
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Another dynamite post from Make A Living Writing on how to get regular gigs as a writer, by setting up gigs which need done on a regular basis, such as social media or newsletters.

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Detailed Advice for E-Book Writers

Detailed Advice for E-Book Writers | Online Writing | Scoop.it
Solopreneur Writers: 10 Nitty Gritty Pickies. Thousands of little details afflict us as artisanal publisher-authorpreneurial Han Solo writer-heroes. A couple of authors publishing books for the first time have asked me about ...
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For those making the foray into e-book publishing: some amazingly detailed advice. One example: don't forget to track your mileage! Read more for great, practical advice. 

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Get Rejected By Sabotaging Yourself!

Get Rejected By Sabotaging Yourself! | Online Writing | Scoop.it
I’ve been on a confidence kick lately. From my experience as a freelancer, I’ve learned that it takes more than good content to become a published writer. You have to learn how to stand up to rejection.
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How to get rejected as a writer, before you even have a chance? Sabotage yourself! Don't try too hard -- pretend not to care. We all do it, says Goins, and we need to stop. So what if we are rejected? It's just a no! 

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100+ Websites That Pay Writers

100+ Websites That Pay Writers | Online Writing | Scoop.it
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An excellent resource on finding blogs that will pay for posts. $50 and up! I am not kidding .. check it out! 

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5 Things You're Doing Wrong Freelance Writing

5 Things You're Doing Wrong Freelance Writing | Online Writing | Scoop.it

I didn't want to write this post because, well, my own writing is far from perfect. But I've learned a lot by being an editor this year, a lot of things that have helped me see where my writing suc...


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This is really good advice about mistakes writers make in their career. For example: don't write only about yourself, know your grammar, and talk to others. 

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How To Remove Search Results From Google When Moving Content To Bubblews - News - Bubblews

How To Remove Search Results From Google When Moving Content To Bubblews - News - Bubblews | Online Writing | Scoop.it
Speak Freely. Write Your World.
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Useful tutorial on moving content off of a site, and from Google search results. 

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Summary Writing Hints and Tips That Get Great Results

The summary may not be as glamorous as the title or as fulfilling as the article itself, but it’s still important to your article’s overall success.
The summary is your hook to get readers to click on your article.

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Writing a summary is one of the those things that we all need to do as online writers, but doing it is often harder that it seems. Here is some good advice for firinishing up your article with a good summary. 

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Writing Blog Content That Google Wants Is Completely Different To Just Writing Content and Here's Why

Writing Blog Content That Google Wants Is Completely Different To Just Writing Content and Here's Why | Online Writing | Scoop.it

Google has put a firm emphasis on quality content to measure SEO rankings. What this means is that you have to add content that is informative and engages readers. But what type of content is Google actually looking for? This article outlines key factors to help you deliver the type of quality content that Google is asking for.The content you add to your website is crucial to your search engine ranking. In order to perform well the content must offer something to the reader. That can mean that the content is either entertaining or informative and offers the reader something of value. Google is searching for websites that provide internet users with a superior user-experience – and part of that includes what your content gives to the reader....


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Writing for Google means writing things that are meaningful, and informative to the reader. 

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, October 6, 2013 3:26 AM

With the new Google algorithm changes, your content must be informative and useful to readers or a drop in search rankings is imminent....

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Take Your Writing From Meh To Memorable With These 12 Simple Techniques

Take Your Writing From Meh To Memorable With These 12 Simple Techniques | Online Writing | Scoop.it

We weren’t all born to love verbs and spend hours toiling lovingly over word order and yet as small business owners and marketers, one of the most important hats that we necessarily wear is “writer”.

 

If you don’t consider yourself a writer, aren’t entirely comfortable with the writing process and can’t outsource to a professional, that doesn’t mean you’re dead in the water. Nor does it mean you should shrug and put out subpar content because, “Hey, I’m not a writer. That’s as good as it gets.”

 

Try one or more of these techniques the next time you put pencil to paper – or fingers to keyboard – for writing that has a whole lot more marketing punch....


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Twelve suggestions for taking your writing to a different level ..,

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Matt Rees's curator insight, February 19, 2014 1:15 AM

"Meh" does seem to be the new word on the web. It's not exactly good writing, but let's not hold that against them....

Jenny McComb's curator insight, March 5, 2014 9:37 AM

Good article! Lots of useful hints to help add spark and clarity to one's writing. I found the tips on he/she/it/them especially insightful. A good example of personable writing on a specific topic as well.

Valerie Robins's curator insight, June 11, 2014 1:14 PM

If you don’t consider yourself a writer, aren’t entirely comfortable with the writing process and can’t outsource to a professional, that doesn’t mean you’re dead in the water. Nor does it mean you should shrug and put out subpar content because, “Hey, I’m not a writer. That’s as good as it gets.”


Try one or more of these techniques the next time you put pencil to paper – or fingers to keyboard – for writing that has a whole lot more marketing punch....

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Personal Writing: 7 Reasons You Should Consider Publishing Personal Stories

Personal Writing: 7 Reasons You Should Consider Publishing Personal Stories | Online Writing | Scoop.it
Personal writing might sometimes feel too private to publish—but documenting your low points can rocket your byline to the top.

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Cathryn Wellner's curator insight, August 23, 2013 2:04 PM

Critics often pan them, but first-person essays will always have a strong audience because they reassure us we are OK in spite of our missteps.

Sharilee Swaity's curator insight, August 24, 2013 7:47 PM

Sometimes those personal stories we record privately in our journals can turn into stories for the whole world to read. This article encourages writers to share personal stories -- because people still like to read them. 

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The Real Life World of a Freelance Writer, and Tips To Keep You Sane

The Real Life World of a Freelance Writer, and Tips To Keep You Sane | Online Writing | Scoop.it
There are no short cuts to success in freelance writing, but there are things you can do to make your journey easier. Check out these suggestions.
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Super encouraging article from a fomer teacher turned writer who is now teaching us how to freelance write! 

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