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Catoosa County 4-H starts writing club for local youth - The Catoosa County News

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Catoosa County 4-H starts writing club for local youth
The Catoosa County News
Local youth writers now have a club to call their own. Catoosa County 4-H is hosting a youth writing club every other Wednesday from 9 a.m.
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Organic & Local Search Top ROI for Local Businesses

Organic & Local Search Top ROI for Local Businesses | Writing Tips | Scoop.it

Organic search dominates again, driving the greatest amount of traffic to local websites. Respondents also attributed the greatest volume of “calls” to organic, so it’s no surprise that it showed the best ROI of all channels.

Google Places/+Local came in second, driving 3x more traffic than Bing Local or Yahoo Local, therefore justifying the focus and effort that is lavished on it.


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Online Writing with Clarity Infographic - Business 2 Community

Online Writing with Clarity Infographic - Business 2 Community | Writing Tips | Scoop.it

Online writing may include blogging, marketing copy, website or newsletter content and they all share the need for clarity.  One of the first things we learn about writing online is we have seconds to capture a reader and their attention span is short. Clear, concise writing wasn’t invented online, however, it has always been taught to writers as a best practice.  Long before the Internet, George Orwell said, “If it is possible to cut a word out, always cut it out."....


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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 | Writing Tips | 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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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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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....

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.

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Fifty Years with Bill: What is Technical Writing?

Fifty Years with Bill: What is Technical Writing? | Writing Tips | Scoop.it
In my case, I have done five different types of technical writing during my career, and I must make sure that they all fit my definition. I started out as a technical writer in the field of chemicals and liquefaction of the elements of air ...
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Web Writing: 5 Great Tools to Help You Create Content for Clients - Angela Booth's Fab Freelance Writing Blog

Web Writing: 5 Great Tools to Help You Create Content for Clients - Angela Booth's Fab Freelance Writing Blog | Writing Tips | Scoop.it
If you're a Web writing pro, you need tools. Let's look at five great tools which will help you to create content, and track content for your clients.
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Writing that first chapter - The Hindu

Writing that first chapter - The Hindu | Writing Tips | Scoop.it
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Writing that first chapter
The Hindu
Every day, her co-worker—who she named Bob (who also wanted to be a writer but didn't write)—would ask her how much she wrote. “Two pages,” she'd reply. “Do you think Dickens wrote two pages a day?
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The Ultimate Guide to Writing Better Than You Normally Do.

The Ultimate Guide to Writing Better Than You Normally Do. | Writing Tips | Scoop.it
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Writing is a muscle. Smaller than a hamstring and slightly bigger than a bicep, and it needs to be exercised to get stronger. Th... (McSweeney’s Internet Tendency: The Ultimate Guide to Writing Better Than You Normally Do.

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8 Simple Scientifically Proven Ways to Improve Your Writing

8 Simple Scientifically Proven Ways to Improve Your Writing | Writing Tips | 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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Jenny McComb's curator insight, March 5, 2014 10:55 AM

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

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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Technical Writing Examples

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Examples of standard technical writing include car repair manuals, help text for database software and FAQs for troubleshooting cameras.

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Anyone trying to pursue a career in technical writing - this website is for you. It provides tips, examples, and requirements to becoming a technical writer.  The site also functions as guide in order to help one gauge their interest into a career in either technical writing or professional writing.

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Allen Robson's curator insight, April 23, 2013 8:56 PM

Anyone trying to pursue a career in technical writing - this website is for you. It provides tips, examples, and requirements to becoming a technical writer.  The site also functions as guide in order to help one gauge their interest into a career in either technical writing or professional writing.

 

-by Ashley Brumfield

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Anyone trying to pursue a career in technical writing - this website is for you. It provides tips, examples, and requirements to becoming a technical writer.  The site also functions as guide in order to help one gauge their interest into a career in either technical writing or professional writing.

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The Secrets to Writing a Killer Blog Post… Even if You Can’t Write

The Secrets to Writing a Killer Blog Post… Even if You Can’t Write | Writing Tips | Scoop.it
As you’ve no doubt read a number of times both on this blog and across the web businesses that have a blog generate more web traffic and ultimately more sales leads. But how do you ensure your blog...
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The Microcosm of Ms. Skylar Smythe: Lessons In Business: The Toxic Client

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