Writing is very Lonely Work

Ambal's Amusings

Writing is very lonely work. You write to heal yourself. You … Continue reading "Writing is very Lonely Work". Books/Writing Life/Experiences bleeding writingYou sit at your laptop and bleed your heart out.

Creative Work, Blogging, Writing and Resistance

Writing on the Web

Everyone encounters resistance when it comes to blogging, writing, and creative work. When it comes to doing work – putting words on the page… or electrons on a screen – you can’t escape getting stuck. Work requires you to actually do something.

What Separates Good Writing From Bad Writing?

Contently

” Grant’s words reminded me of the time I discovered, to my horror, that I write at an 8th grade reading level. Turns out the most popular authors tend to write at a lower reading level than the typical person in her or his field. Storytelling tips Writing

Why Writing Like You Talk Works Better for Your Brain

Writing on the Web

Works Better for Your Brain" alt=" Why Writing Like You Talk Works Better for Your Brain" />. I don’t have a million dollar research grant, but let me share what I’ve learned as my writing has adjusted. This style of writing allows you to engage more personally.

How B2B Marketing is Changing in 2018

For those in newer, less mature markets, AdWords doesn’t work well because the specific. Which tactics work well (and which don’t)? • marketing; almost no one says these don’t work. Lead Gen Tactics Working Well Count Less Focus On: Count Content Marketing Tactics (26 responses).

5 Simple Ways to Write Better Emails

Act-On

It might be a tough thing to consider, but, by some estimates, six percent of our total working time is wasted , simply because we have to wade through murky writing. Writing subject lines is, of course, an art. Want to get better at writing shorter emails?

4 tips to successful digital writing

Biznology

Along the way, I have learned a few secrets of successful writing. A lot of people get into writing because they need a creative outlet. If you do that, you will write stuff that people will want to read, and you will have a much better chance of success.

Writing and Winning in the Attention Economy

Modern Marketing

Any piece of writing needs to be clear and easy to understand and digest. And remember that you do not have a huge amount of space to work with. You must write and design your content with mobile in mind. You need to bear all that in mind when writing your content.

Business Blog Writing: Must You Write It Yourself?

Writing on the Web

Do you do all your own blog writing? If you’re a lawyer, financial adviser, doctor or consultant, should you write your own blog ? They expect to read what you write to get familiar with you before they call or consider hiring you.

12 Lessons I’ve Learned from Writing 1,000 Blog Posts

Webbiquity

I’m not sure I craft “perfect” blog posts even after writing 1,000 of them—but I’ve certainly learned a few things. Here are a dozen things I’ve learned and observations I’ve drawn from writing 1,000 blog posts. Do whatever works best for you.

The 24 Best Online Writing Tools and Apps

Webbiquity

The upshot of all this is that content marketing success relies on great writing. Here are two dozen tools to assist with everything from improving grammar and avoiding cliches to writing better headlines and more readable text. Works with English and most European languages.

You Need to Work on Your Writing

Aberdeen

Having read that John Maeda considered writing, not coding, the true “unicorn skill” that designers needed to cultivate, Ken wrote a response. As he puts it, “Our finest works of literature remain, now as ever, our best writing instructors.”

Back to Basics: How to Write Effective Headlines

Act-On

Your heading (headline, title) is the single most important thing you write on the Web,” says Gerry McGovern in his book Killer Web Content. Today, let’s take a little time to give headline writing the attention that it warrants. How to write an effective headline.

How Authentic is Your Blog Writing?… And,How Do You Write Authentically?

Writing on the Web

But how authentic is your blog writing? And, how do you write authentically, anyway? Let them know what kinds of people you work with, and how long you’ve been helping them. The problem is that when you try to write authentically, it’s difficult to know what exactly to do.

How to Write the Perfect Bio for Your CV Portfolio and Get More Work

ClearVoice

I’d say that your bio and writing samples are the two most important factors brands take into consideration when deciding whom to give assignments to. No writer likes writing their bio (which is an interesting conundrum, when you think about it). Less work for me.

Why You Should Write Quality Blog Content

Writing on the Web

While that may sound obvious – (“Of course, why would I write something ho-hum boring?”) If you want to get found, get known and get clients online, you need to write and publish quality blog posts that resonate with your readers.

Your SMEs are tasked with more writing, but should they actually do it?

WriteSpark

However, in most cases, these writing assignments aren't getting done--which is frustrating to both the SMEs and the content marketing managers who oversee the projects. The question becomes: Should SMEs write technical sales materials? It's no surprise that, in spite of an SME's interest or good intentions, a new writing assignment quickly falls to the bottom of the priority list. Lack of writing skill and training. Writing for search engines.

Your SMEs are tasked with more writing, but should they actually do it?

WriteSpark

However, in most cases, these writing assignments aren't getting done--which is frustrating to both the SMEs and the content marketing managers who oversee these projects. The question becomes: Should SMEs write technical sales materials? So, it's no surprise that, in spite of an SME's interest or good intentions, a new writing assignment quickly falls to the bottom of the priority list. Lack of writing skill and training. Writing for search engines.

Better Blog Writing: Getting Hooked by Your Own Hook

Writing on the Web

The client needed a post that day, and I needed to write and edit what she’d given me quickly. But a little caffeine and dopamine in the brain can fool you into thinking your writing’s great – and never mind it’s missing the point. It must have been the coffee.

Please Don’t Mistake Blog Writing for Book Writing

Writing on the Web

Blog writing isn’t the same as book writing. An interesting post from Jane Friedman called “ Please Don’t Blog Your Book ,” gives four reasons why you shouldn’t use your blog to write a book. Here’s why.

Easy to Make Ebook and Blog Writing Mistakes

Writing on the Web

Here’s why it’s so easy to make these common ebook and blog writing mistakes: Many small business professionals with a business blog are keenly interested in getting their message out there, and don’t care so much in writing “properly.”.

Expert Ebooks: Relax and Write

Writing on the Web

If you want to write well, you’ve got to strip down and get real: write relaxed. Too many executives who want to write an expert ebook are in love with syllables, syntax and sycophants. When you write words to impress, you don’t write well.

Writing a Press Release? 8 Awesome Tools That Will Help

B2B PR Sense

Writing a press release isn't rocket science -- but when you don't do it on a regular basis, it can be a bit challenging. But with the right tools, you can avoid any pitfalls and make your press release writing a lot easier. The 4 Culprits of Sucky Press Release Writing.

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Success Secrets of a Writing Career: WOOT & WOOF

Writing on the Web

WOOT & WOOF" src="[link] width="226" height="300" title="Success Secrets of a Writing Career: WOOT & WOOF" /> Some say success for a writing career is a question of attitude. There is no secret ‘law of attraction’ for achieving a writing career.

How to Write an Expert Ebook

Writing on the Web

They ask me for help, to ghost write either for or with them. I thought I’d put my best steps for writing an expert ebook into a blog post here, and create an ebook later. If I were to write an ebook about how to write an expert ebook … how would I do that?

Is Your Content Writing Appealing to Thinkers AND Feelers?

Writing on the Web

Is your blog content writing appealing to both thinkers AND feelers ? When I’m blogging, I like to cite studies whenever I write about a concept, to prove my point. In The Collected Works of C. So when I write, I picture my reader.

Bloggers Block? How to Get Your Creative Writing Mojo Back

Writing on the Web

Fingers just lay there on the keyboard like wet noodles… How can you get your creative writing going again? Writer’s and blogger’s block is a completely natural event experienced by writers , usually as a side-effect of writing for a deadline. Writing Exercises.

4 Tips for Using Emotion to Write Copy that Resonates

ScribbleLive

With that in mind, here are our top four tips for using emotion to write better copy that will resonate and connect with your audience. And as we know from our earliest story writing days, a case for a compelling story is often made right in its title. Emotions drive everything.

The Death of Copy Writing

Tomorrow People

Work with content that connects across all the relevant marketing channels to create one strong strategy. The first step to making your copywriting work harder. Is copywriting really dying? After all, it plays a central role in creating a company’s brand and credibility.

Writing Web Content that Gets Results: Questions

Writing on the Web

The rules haven’t changed, but it’s surprising how many people start writing web content without regard for the basics. Even if the Internet changes at lightening speed, the writing basics for content remain the same. I’ve been writing on the web for twelve years.

If Your Blog Writing Stinks…

Writing on the Web

Your blog writing can improve. I’ve been reading several neuroscience and communications books that say the same things in different ways, and I think these persuasion tips can easily apply to better blog writing. I also want to impart a lesson for blog writing.

10 Great Writing Books & Tools For B2B Content Marketers

KoMarketing Associates

Below are some great classes, books, and other resources for B2B content marketers who want to hone their writing skills. Everybody Writes: Your Go-To Guide to Creating Ridiculously Good Content, by Ann Handley. Yes, this is a creative writing book , but hear me out. Work Flowy.

In Digital Marketing, Good Writing Matters, Too

Biznology

On the other hand, I know that I create better written materials than many people in the corporate marketing world, simply because I have focused on my writing skills for so long. If you’re serious about this, you can enroll in writing courses, both in person and online.

Everybody Writes — My Interview With Ann Handley

Marketing Insider Group

Ann Handley – writing in her “Tiny Little House” A few years ago I went to a MarketingProfs event and met someone who literally changed my life. I told her where I worked. Why did you write it? Other books on writing already exist.

Let’s Write a Blog

Heinz Marketing

We know that it’s time to write a blog. It’s not like blog-writing is some life-or-death situation. Yet, here I am, frantically trying to come up with a blog post as I’m writing this introduction. Writing a blog is a lot like being asked what your favorite song is. TIP 1: Start writing and see where it takes you. Sometimes you have a topic in mind, and as much as you may want to write about it, the words just don’t come out the way you want them to.

My shortcuts for writing a B2B Marketing Plan

Sales Lead Insights

Schedule appointments with yourself in your calendar in block out the time you need to work on your marketing plan. Write the executive summary last. The post My shortcuts for writing a B2B Marketing Plan appeared first on Sales Lead Insights.

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Is the Social Web Changing How We Write?How to Write Like You Talk

Writing on the Web

How to Write Like You Talk" alt=" Is the Social Web Changing How We Write? How to Write Like You Talk" />. I’m Barb Sawyers, a blogger who shares her interest in encouraging people to write like they talk. Just write like you talk, as if we were sitting here over coffee.

Crafting content that works

Biznology

For too many marketers, content marketing doesn’t work. Here’s a guide to crafting content that really does work. Most of all there’s establishing and writing with a particular personality. The post Crafting content that works appeared first on Biznology.

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Write Effective Pitch Letters to Grow Your Business

Marketing Craftmanship

These brief, tailored messages – sent either by email or snail mail – have not only enabled us to maintain a consistent pipeline of clients; but more importantly, we’ve built a practice consisting of high-value companies and people that we wanted to work for.

6 Tips for Writing Compelling Bullet Points

Hubspot

They break up your writing, making it easier to digest. 6 Tips for Writing Compelling Bullet Points. Concise writing is lean. To sharpen your bullet points, follow the three writing tips below: Avoid linking verb phrases like, “Justin was writing about his cross-country trip.”