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Why is it Important to Identify and Correct Comma Splices

  • June 30 2015
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Example of a Comma Splice:  I finished my homework, the teacher hasn’t corrected it.     Basic Definitions  An independent clause is a group of words that are able to stand on their own as a whole sentence. The group of words must have both a verb and subject to be considered an independent clause. “I finished my homework” would be an independent clause where ‘I’ is the subject and ‘finished’ is the verb.   A conjunction is a term used for a joining word. It refers to words like ‘but’ and ‘and’ that will allow for more complex sentences to be built out of ones that are simple.     How Comma Splices Are Fixed There are four simple ways to fix a Read More

4 Easy Writing Exercises to get the Creative Juices Flowing

  • June 23 2015
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Freelance writing can be an incredibly rewarding career. It lets you be the crafter of something that other people will find useful and enjoyable. Additionally, the entire process of writing can be therapeutic by unlocking hidden feelings and emotions. If you’re having a hard time getting your creative juices flowing and tend to clamp up the second your fingers touch the keyboard then try these four writing exercises that will get you on the path to creating a beautiful piece of writing. If you’re new to writing than these exercises will help get you started and if you’re seasoned then they will help sharpen your skills.   1.  Non-Verbal Writing In this writing exercise, you are to Read More

A Beginners Guide to the Most Important Google Ranking Factors in 2015

  • June 15 2015
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Google currently uses over 200 factors to rank a website. This can be very intimidating for beginners who want to rank their website high on the first page of Google search results. If you want to increase the ranking of your website having a good understanding of the most important factors that come into play when ranking website will greatly benefit you. This in turn will help your website gain popularity. Here is a beginner’s guide to the most important Google ranking factors in 2015.   Title-Tag Keywords   The optimization of your website’s pages has the most effect on your website’s ranking. These factors include keywords in the title tag, which has an incredibly strong relevancy Read More

Cause and Cures for Writer’s Block

  • June 8 2015
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Writer’s block is a huge bummer when you’re trying to get your creative juices flowing. Every writer has run into it at one point in time. Unfortunately, writers block can sometimes last for weeks or even months. It’s important to avoid utilizing writer’s block as a sort of crutch in order to excuse every obstacle that gets in your way as a writer. However, when you truly do have writers block it can seem like the end of the road as far as your writing goes. However, essentially writer’s block is fear, and the thing about fear is that it can be overcome. Here are some causes of writer’s block, as well as how to overcome them.   Analysis Paralysis When you constantly scrutinize Read More

6 Ways Twitter Chats Can Build Your Writing Network

  • June 1 2015
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Most content writers use Twitter as a means of promoting their content and interacting with their followers. However, many don’t know about the useful application of Twitter chats. Twitter chats are a moderated, open conversation tool that uses hashtags that are relevant to a certain topic. Using Twitter chat can help you in building a writing network so that you can increase your readership and gain more writing job prospects. Having a successful chat can help connect you with hundreds of readers and potential jobs, and so knowing how to use it is highly recommended. Here are six ways that Twitter chat can help grow your writing network.   1.  Connect With New Readers  If you’re looking Read More