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10 Blog Post Ideas That Will Grab MAJOR Attention

Attention is everything online. With enough attention, you can focus on other essentials of your blooming online business, such as authority, consistency and creating the pillar content that will give you plenty of free search engine optimized traffic. But first, you must start with attention. And it has to be the right type of attention,…

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10 Grammar Rules You Can (and Should!) Ignore!

Some people are pedantic twits when it comes to the squishy rules of grammar. Truth is, grammar is a powerful tool that lends clear meaning to quality copy, but it’s also far more flexible than most people realize. And a lot of what people claim as hard, fast rules can be completely ignored. It is…

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10 Quick Tips for Powerful Proofreading

Few writers would ever say proof-reading is fun. Although a good edit does little to invite party hats or balloons, it is essential to effective writing. Whether you are sitting down to write the great American novel or a landing page you hope will make all your dreams come true, a writer mustn’t only write, they must also…

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Why We Don’t Censor Ourselves

Every now and then, we receive an email (or an unsubscribe notice) complaining about the language we sometimes use. It usually goes something like this: “I really appreciate all the writing advice and indie publishing information you give away for free, but I can’t tell my writers’ group from church about it because you sometimes…

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How Do I Manage My Time?

Do you manage your time, or are you bouncing from one thing to the next just to put out fires? Plan your time in order to manage your time.

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What Defines You?

Readers crave meaning. And as it turns out, the most important things in stories aren’t made up at all. Fiction is truly people facing situations. Situations that, absent bells and whistles, any of us might face ourselves.

When disaster threatens, people do whatever they must to survive. There are always people who have less and wish for more … and might be willing to fight to get it.

People are people, who want the same things we want today: to be fed and sheltered, to be loved, to feel comfortable, to have security and power, and to have the freedom (and the wealth) to do as they wish. And stories let us explore every option and let us define who we truly are.

The Ultimate Guide to Blogging

The world of Twain, Hemingway and Salinger no longer exists. Though the home row may still mean everything to a modern writer, marketing has never been more important. And the sharpest marketing tool in the modern writer’s box is a blog. A writer without a blog is handicapped when finding and cultivating an audience of…

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How to Reward Your Readers

These are some basic ideas to get the reader relationship off the ground; some simple ways to show them you appreciate their loyalty…with rewards!

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What to Do If You Are Bad at Grammar

If you’re writing a grammar manual then feel free to move along. Everyone else, here’s what you should focus on in your writing. Hint: it’s not the rules.