Writing is very Lonely Work

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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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.”

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.

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.

PR Strategy Not Working? Here's How to Fix It

B2B PR Sense

Unfortunately, PR doesn't work like that. Poor Pitch Work. This will allow you to weave personal touches throughout your pitch email to show why you want the journalist to write your story. Successful PR takes work. "Get me some PR".

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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.

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.

Writing for SEO Is Writing for Humans

Content Standard

The same can hold true for writing SEO-optimized content. You’ve taken the time to write an informative and engaging piece. In writing SEO-optimized content, have you taken into account the cerebral budget of your readers?

How to Write a Lead: 10 Do’s, 10 Don’ts, 10 Good Examples

ClearVoice

What is a lead in writing? Funny thing about this blog post: When I sat down to write it, it dawned on me that I was trying to write a good lead for a post about how to write a good lead. freelancewriting #writing #contentmarketing Click To Tweet. It’s lazy writing.

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.

Excerpt from The Great Pivot: Creating Meaningful Work to Build a Sustainable Future

Biznology

In honor of Earth Day, we are very pleased to feature this excerpt from The Great Pivot: Creating Meaningful Work to Build a Sustainable Future from our new contributor, Justine Burt. If so, what work will be available for them? Author's Corner Future of Work earth day sustainability

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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.

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.

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.

Four Expert Tips on Writing Engaging Content

Outbound Engine

Technically, anyone can write something. The question is, do you know how to write something great ? At OutboundEngine, we pride ourselves on writing engaging content for our customers every day. Moving can be a lot of work, but this checklist will keep you on track.”.

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?

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

How to Write a Helpful Headline People Will Want to Click

Contently

You already spend enough researching, writing, and editing. If your headline doesn’t pull the browsing reader in and get them engaged in the piece, all the other work you’ve done was wasted,” explained Peter Beech, a copy editor at the Guardian. How can you make sure you’re writing a catchy headline that does justice to the article behind it? When authors and reporters offer writing wisdom, they always mention one tip: read a lot.

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Life After Newsrooms: Yes, You Can Build a Successful, Full-Time Freelance Writing Business

ClearVoice

Journalists find themselves the targets of budget cuts as publications routinely cut work budgets, pay, schedules, head counts or go under altogether. She had started at a print newspaper where she won multiple awards for breaking news, but the work didn’t suit her growing family. “I

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.

5 Writing Hacks to Resuscitate Your Content Marketing Efforts

KoMarketing Associates

What I mean by that is this: If you feel your writing has gotten stale or you’re stuck reinventing the wheel, it’s always a good idea to go back, take a look at what’s working (and what isn’t), and make a fresh start.

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.

How to Write a White Paper That Generates Quality Leads

NuSpark

How White Papers Work. So, what does it take to write a white paper that generates good quality leads? The post How to Write a White Paper That Generates Quality Leads appeared first on NuSpark Marketing.

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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.