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Oral surgery - a viable alternative to writing

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Oral surgery - a viable alternative to writing John McPhee had an article in last week's New Yorker about writing and dictionaries and copy editing. Have you ever seen an article in the popular press decrying the excesses of copy editing?
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How to Use Keyword Tools to Brainstorm Blog Topics [Quick Tip]

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Learn how to use a keyword tool to generate blog topic ideas. (How to Use Keyword Tools to Brainstorm Blog Topics http://t.co/kQZ1AVCNR6 Where do you find inspiration for your content?
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Five Authors Who Prove It's Never Too Late To Start Writing

Five Authors Who Prove It's Never Too Late To Start Writing | Writing a monthly column | Scoop.it
Turning 30, or 50, or 60 without penning a bestseller doesn't mean you're washed up. These authors will inspire you to stop obsessing over prodigious 20-year-old wunderkind and write your damned book.
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Ask an Expert: Writing rules for entrepreneurs

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In my last column, I shared some thoughts on the state of business writing today and explained why the days when you could get away with being a bad business writer are long gone.


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Business Blog Post Ideas and Planning | Soshable

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In business, there is no such thing as writer’s block. It doesn’t exist. Erase the phrase from your mind. You see, in any business, there are so many potential stories to be told that one should never run out of them even if they’re blogging daily. More importantly, this isn’t like writing a novel. It’s not professional journalism. You’re not writing a column. On a business blog, you have the freedom to pull from the ultimate content resource – the internet.

What most perceive as writer’s block in the world of business blogging is actually the brain’s way of saying that you don’t want to write at this moment. Get over it.

 

With that all out of the way, it’s time to look at some different types of blog posts that can be categorized into a proper plan. This plan can be an editorial calendar, a series of reminders in Outlook, or a notepad on your desk where you jot down your ideas. We’ll get into planning in a moment, but first let’s look at some of the ideas themselves.,,,


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, March 3, 2013 11:04 PM

A little blogging inspiration from JD Rucker.

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Your guide to Google Now on iOS - CNET (blog)

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Your guide to Google Now on iOS
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If not, you'll see "Show sample cards," which will be filled with fake information, but will provide you with a general idea of what to expect from Google Now.
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How to Find Popular Topics for Your Business to Blog About

How to Find Popular Topics for Your Business to Blog About | Writing a monthly column | Scoop.it
One of the biggest questions every business has when it comes to blogging is what they should blog about. Last month, we touched upon ways to find blog topics in How to Create a Blog Content Strategy.
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Writing column has been a tail-wagging experience | Houston & Peach | Macon.com

Writing column has been a tail-wagging experience | Houston & Peach | Macon.com | Writing a monthly column | Scoop.it
Guess what big day I celebrated this week. My second year of being a columnist for the totally terrific Telegraph! I’ve been writing this column for two years now and it has been a wonderful experience for me.

I remember sitting down at my computer writing my very first article published on Oct. 16, 2010. Although by that time I had been writing on Facebook for a while so I was very comfortable with the keyboard, writing a column for the newspaper was a new endeavor.

In fact, I was blazing new trails for the newspaper, too. Did you know I’m the first canine columnist The Telegraph has ever had? That’s pretty special to me. Who knows, maybe I’m the first canine columnist in the country.

When I first began writing, I wasn’t sure if stories of my life, my nonprofit group Central Georgia CARES and all the animals I care about would be of interest to you. After all, I’ve lived long enough to know not everybody in the world is an animal lover or interested in animal welfare.

But you know what? Apparently there are tons of readers who care about animals whether they have pets or not. And much to my delight, there are tons of readers who’ve told me they read my column because it’s entertaining.

I knew I was an animal advodog and a spokesdog and maybe even an animal evangelist, but I had no idea I was an entertainer. I wonder if I should hone any other entertaining skills like dancing or juggling just to keep it interesting.

Read more here: http://www.macon.com/2012/10/19/2219357/writing-column-has-been-a-tail.html#storylink=cpy


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Writing a Column for the New York Times Is Harder Than It Looks

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Here is an exercise: Spend a week counting all the original ideas you have. Then try to write each one down, in all its nuance, in 800 words. Now try doing it for five years.

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Get Organized: How to Manage Your Work with Spreadsheets - PC Magazine

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Get Organized: How to Manage Your Work with Spreadsheets PC Magazine Saving and Scheduling Ideas The Get Organized column is weekly, which means I have to come up with 52 ideas that I will actually use in a year… which means I'll likely need an...
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