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Writing Effective Bullet Points

I wanted to take some time to talk about writing effective bullet points because it’s something many people get wrong. The best way I know how to describe bullet points is by example. As with the other sections, I urge you to seek out copy that’s enticed you to purchase in the past — copy you know is well written.

Why Plot With Tarot Cards? (Part 1)

Have you ever faced that a blank page and had that sinking feeling that you didn’t know what happened next? Or didn’t know a character well enough to know how she or he would react despite filling pages about their childhood and their favorite colors, foods, and hobbies? Or perhaps your characters come out as two dimensional despite your study of body movements.

Virtual Writing: Making Use Of Allegories, Metaphors And Similes

Allegories, Metaphors and Similes all add to the ‘virtual’ effect of your writing by taking your readers to the world you are creating for them. This article discusses how to use these techniques effectively.

Short Character Sketch Writing Exercise About My Grandad

This summer, I won a competition with Exberliner magazine and was lucky enough to be invited to attend a week long intensive writing workshop, hosted by Rory Maclean and Kimberly Bradley. It was a privileged and humbling experience, and never have I had the pleasure of sharing a room with such an intelligent, interesting group of people. I think I’ll write a separate post about that week, but for now, I’d like to share a short piece I wrote during one of the exercises at the workshop. We were given 20 minutes to write a character sketch about a person of our choice, to which I chose my Grandad:

Getting Over The Fear Of Others Not Seeing Your Work

It’s easy to get discouraged when it comes to writing creatively online. It is even easier to walk away when it feels like you’re getting nowhere. By following a few mental steps, getting passed that fear is easier than you may think.

Tips on Creating Quality Online Content

Any information or content online can be presented in a number of formats. Quality content must be effective, so that it attracts advertisers and generates revenue for the content writing firm. Content marketing is about making your content lucrative.

Writing Memoirs

Writing memoirs is not reserved for a special age or level of maturity. Whether you are young, middle aged, or elderly, writing memoirs is a worthwhile pursuit for anyone who has a story that would be interesting or valuable for potential readers. Writing memoirs is a practice that has been done by many interesting individuals who have overcome obstacles.

How to Craft the Written Word From Memory

I’d like to invite you now to join me on a voyage of discovery: How to craft an image from memory that was first discovered by monks. The universal art of calligraphy is a skill and cherished fulfillment between artist and admirer, though the profound art differs, depending on which culture, it has been founded.

How Many Time A Week Do I Need To Post On My Blog?

When it comes to know how many times you should post on your blog each week, we hear everything and anything, but what is the expert answer? Would you like to know?

Beating The Block

Writer’s block is an epidemic. It’s impossible to avoid, but it can be broken. Getting passed the initial stage can be done, it may just take a little tinkering.

Great Riddlers: Jane Austen

Jane Austen is a great English writer, writing great novels such as ‘Pride and Prejudice’. A fact less that is less known about her, she wrote many great riddles.

Do You Know Your Book’s Vision and Journey?

When you set out to write, you generally have a purpose for writing, either because you are required to, or because you choose to write for your own reasons, which could be to express your feelings, attitudes, or ideas through poetry, a journal, or plain free writing, for instance. If, however, you want to write a book that will eventually be published, your purpose may be to write to entertain, inform, persuade or affect readers emotionally.

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