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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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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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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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Copywriting vs. Content Writing: What’s the Difference?

It doesn’t matter if you want to write for the web or hire a writer to do it for you. It’s important to understand the difference between copywriting and content writing. People often assume they’re the same. They’re not. Copywriting … Continue reading

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4 Tips for Writing Killer Content

Focus on your customer. What you like is irrelevant. Customers want to know exactly what your product or service is and how much it costs. If visitors to your site can’t find the information within the first few seconds, they’ll … Continue reading

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Words to Eliminate from Your Writing

Newspapers are experiencing a slow death while emojis are gaining in popularity and 300 million people around the globe are making communicating in 140 characters or less. What changed? People don’t have the time or attention span to read more … Continue reading

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How to Handle Book Titles

Do you struggle with this? I know I do—all the time. Should I underline the book title? Italicize it? Put it in quotes? I’ve seen it every which way but which one is correct? Believe it or not—all of them. … Continue reading

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Declutter Your Writing

In his classic text On Writing Well, William Zinsser said, “Clutter is the disease of American writing. We are a society strangling in unnecessary words, circular constructions, pompous frills and meaningless jargon.” When it comes to writing, clutter is anything … Continue reading

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Ten Tips for Writing Better Business Emails

The digital age has changed the way businesses communicate. Traditional, formal business letters used to be the norm. Not anymore. Now business emails rule the day. Because email is so accessible, inboxes are overflowing and people are more selective about … Continue reading

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