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Writers on Writing - Charlie Rose

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Embracing User Generated Content

Building your game with user generated content in mind can add significant ongoing value to your product and create a deeper engagement with customers. Learn...
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9 Qualities of Good Writing

9 Qualities of Good Writing | blogging | 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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Good article! Lots of quotes from well-known authors to illustrate her points. I appreciate her thoughts on the hard work of writing, and our reluctance to call ourselves writers.

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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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Writing It Down – AVC

Writing It Down. I had dinner with my daughter Jessica last night. We got to talking about creativity. She's a photographer. I asked her how she thinks Pieter Hugo comes up with his ideas for photos. She said "I bet he reads a ...
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8 Simple Scientifically Proven Ways to Improve Your Writing

8 Simple Scientifically Proven Ways to Improve Your Writing | blogging | Scoop.it
How do you have the most impact online? Should your writing be short and sweet or long and detailed?

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Interesting comments on writing for most views, retweets, shares. Covers use of numbers, negatives, verbs to increase popularity of posts.

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Kali Cordes's curator insight, February 13, 2014 4:34 PM

This article is about simple steps to make your writing more intriguing and easier to read. I thought it was very helpful because it really is 8 SIMPLE steps to improve a person's writing skills, and every study they mentioned and test they created worked. 

I will definitely be using this article as a guide for future writing assignments.

Paige durand's curator insight, March 20, 2014 11:56 AM

This article is about how to improve your righting skills to make your papers more interesting to read for everyone. For example one of the attention grabbers to give Curiosity to the reader which is an attention grabber and keeping this up in the hair idea gives people to incentive to want to read more so they can find out more about the topic as long as the read on. the article continues to give more tips on keeping the readers attention and mind thinking on its own term.

Deborah Eastwood's curator insight, May 31, 2014 9:56 AM

This is an excellent article. It included the words most tweeted.

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Facts That Will Make You Want To Travel

Fact: There is no time like the present. Share on FB: http://on.fb.me/15nff5j (you can change the text) Share on Twitter: http://bit.ly/15nd4ij (you can chan...
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Photography Tips, Essential Skills, Quickly Transform Your Photos, by Karl Taylor

http://www.photography-tips-online.com/FREE Photography tips revealed by professional photographer Karl Taylor. This knowledge will probably change the way y...
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Train Travel Is Trending | The New York Observer

Train Travel Is Trending | The New York Observer | blogging | Scoop.it
The train travel fits in with the current retro-chic hipster aesthetic. There is something glamorous about the idea of a luxurious pace of a train ride, even if the end result is the same as a plane: the passenger is actually just ...
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Writing, Freelancing PLR Content MEGA Source

Writing, Freelancing PLR Content MEGA Source | blogging | Scoop.it

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Freelance Writing private label and master resale right products. Quality PLR content, templates and infographics. Private label ebooks and multimedia, plr articles and reports. Turnkey Niche Domination Packs with master resale rights. When it comes to developing customer focused, quality PLR, we set the standard for excellence.
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Professional Writing Style

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Allen Robson's curator insight, April 23, 2013 8:42 PM

This website is a how-to guide on professional writing. It provides twelve lessons that contain exercises to improve on weaknesses, as well as strengths, in the writing style. It contains quizzes and worksheets at the end of each lesson to ensure comprehension and understanding. The site is very useful for anyone in any discipline or profession.

 

-by Ashley Brumfield

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Three days in Christchurch, New Zealand – travel guide | Travel ...

Three days in Christchurch, New Zealand – travel guide | Travel ... | blogging | Scoop.it
Christchurch composite Christchurch rising: from a shopping mall made from shipping containers to expansive public parks, this bike-friendly city is on the up. Photographs: Dean Lewins; Christchurch and Canterbury ...
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5 things content marketing can learn from Klout's aggregation tool - Memeburn

5 things content marketing can learn from Klout's aggregation tool - Memeburn | blogging | Scoop.it
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5 things content marketing can learn from Klout's aggregation tool
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The infamous social media platform Klout recently announced that it has added content aggregation to its functionality.
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10 Illustrated Travel Guides | Design*Sponge

10 Illustrated Travel Guides | Design*Sponge | blogging | Scoop.it
I've had travel on the brain lately. A few weeks ago, I re-watched one of my all-time travel favorites – An Idiot Abroad (Not for everyone, but it appeals to my dry sense of humor). I got stuck in a bit of a travel show spiral and it ...
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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 | blogging | Scoop.it

LoWe 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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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.

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Kelsey Green's curator insight, October 13, 2013 7:41 PM

Really helpful with good templates to follow.

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....

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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Review For Us | Reliable Reviews | Tech | Music | Films & More

Review For Us | Reliable Reviews | Tech | Music | Films & More | blogging | Scoop.it
Do you love movies & music and enjoy writing? Review website are looking for talented writers. Read more here: http://t.co/eAQJUzQeb2
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Why Writing Fiction Is So Difficult

Comedy may be difficult to pull off, but comedians can at least gauge their success by the audience's laughter. For writers, there is no similar criterion by...
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Haunted Places In Wisconsin

A guide to some of the most well known haunted locations in Wisconsin, USA. If you have visited any of these locations, feel free to comment below with your ...
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Travel with Rick Steves Radio Show | ricksteves.com

Travel with Rick Steves Radio Show | ricksteves.com | blogging | Scoop.it
Hear about the threats to iconic places in the United States that the World Monuments Fund has added to its latest "watch list" of endangered places. Guides from Wales and Ireland share their favorite highlights of the Irish Sea that unites the ...
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PrairiePrincess: Writing What You Need

PrairiePrincess: Writing What You Need | blogging | Scoop.it

Create writing that addresses the things that you need, and it will touch others deeply. 


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Sharilee Swaity's curator insight, April 21, 2013 2:43 PM

Write for what you need yourself, and learn in the process. I wrote this article about my own writing experience. 

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Unusual Writing Tips

I've gotten lots of questions from you guys about my writing, so I thought I would give you some tips that you may not have heard before. All of these are th...
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Nepal Travel Video Guide

Himalayas, Kathmandu, Patan, Bhaktapur -- just a few of the 'magical' words in the 'Kingdom On The Roof Of The World'.
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5 tips to improve your writing

http://www.engvid.com/ Want to become a better writer? In this video, I will share five easy and quick tips that will improve writing in formal and academic ...
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Arts and Crafts: Design in a Nutshell (2/6)

Free learning from The Open University http://www.open.edu/openlearn/science-maths-technology/engineering-and-technology/design-and-innovation/design --- Thi...
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Catch young moon and planet Jupiter again on March 3 | EarthSky.org

Catch young moon and planet Jupiter again on March 3 | EarthSky.org | blogging | Scoop.it
From around the world on March 3, 2014, the young moon appears in the west after sunset. The very bright planet Jupiter appears high in the sky. (Suzanne Murphy caught last night's young moon from Wisconsin.
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How bad has Wisconsin's winter been? Let us count the ways - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

How bad has Wisconsin's winter been? Let us count the ways - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | blogging | Scoop.it
How bad has Wisconsin's winter been? Let us count the ways
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Friday was technically the end of what is known as "meteorological winter" — December, January and February.
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