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About The Ys One

I am an award-winning writer and editor who is passionate about writing. I hope you enjoyed this post. Want more? Sign up for my newsletter and receive tips, tricks and advice about writing and social media marketing. To learn more visit www.theysonewriting.com.

Ten Things I Wish I Knew as a Beginning Writer

I’ve been writing for over 30 years. The writing bug bit me when I was about 10. I was away at summer camp for two weeks and my father, a professional writer, would write to me every day. He’d tell … Continue reading

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One or Two Spaces after a Sentence?

The “two space” rule dates back to the days of printers and typesetters when more space was needed to illustrate the difference between the spacing between words (which was smaller) and the spacing between sentences (which was bigger). The average … Continue reading

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10 Tips to Pack Your Personality into Your Content

Know what the secret is to keeping your readers engaged? You! Infusing your personality into your content goes a long way. Writing content that’s entertaining, however, can be challenging. Here are ten tips to pack your personality into your content. … Continue reading

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10 Tips for Mastering Twitter

When it comes to social media, Twitter is a force to be reckoned with. Since it launched in July 2006, nearly 313,000,000 active Twitter users are sending 58 million tweets every day. With so many active users, adding Twitter to … Continue reading

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Three Ways to Boost Your Social Media Marketing Video

Show, don’t tell, especially when it comes to social media marketing. Videos stand out, giving potential customers a brief overview of your product or service without overwhelming them with text. In under 30 seconds, they can get the necessary information … Continue reading

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10 Tips for Writing a Call-to-Action that Sells

A call-to-action (or CTA) is just that—a call to take an action. You want to get their attention, encourage an action or make a sale. The action you want visitors or customers to take could be anything from downloading an ebook … Continue reading

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How Much Do You Know about Copyright Law?

Whether blogging, creating website content or engaging in social media marketing, you have to play by the rules. Technology makes it easy to copy, alter and share information, no matter what form it takes. Understanding the Copyright Law that affects … Continue reading

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10 Things I Wish I Knew as a Beginning Writer

I’ve been writing for over 30 years. The writing bug bit me when I was about 10. I was away at summer camp for two weeks and my father, a professional writer, would write to me every day. He’d tell … Continue reading

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Top 10 Grammar Myths

When you think about the rules of grammar, don’t be afraid to challenge what appears silly or useless. It probably isn’t really a rule. Here are 10 grammar myths that prove that point. 1. A run-on sentence is a long … Continue reading

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Use This Simple Checklist Before Publishing Your Blog

Bloggers go to great lengths to publish well written content. Regardless of the topic, they do everything in their power to get it just right before hitting “Publish.” Every once in a while, however, something falls through the cracks. It … Continue reading

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