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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

5 Common Verb Mistakes to Avoid

  • May 25 2015
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You might think of grammar as an annoyance, and that putting in the effort to ensure that your verb tenses are correct isn’t worth it. However, one study done by the Society for Human Resources and Management found that 45% of all employers seek to increase their training on grammar and other such language skills.  How you word something is just as important as what you are saying, and so it’s crucial that you avoid easy verb mistakes to ensure that your writing is fluid and correct. Here are five of the most common verb mistakes.     1.  Lay vs. Lie Many people incorrectly assume that the correct thing to say is “I’m going to lay down.” However, this is not correct as “lay” Read More

Producing Creative Content That is Hard to Replicate

  • May 18 2015
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As a content creator it’s not enough to be unique on the Internet, as there are over 3.3 billion indexed pages and counting. Instead, you must be able to write content that is hard to replicate. There are several ways that you can ensure that your writing has not been replicated anywhere on the Internet, and that readers will head to your page to read the content that you wrote and not someone else’s.     Get an Expert Opinion In order to jazz up your content try to add some expert advice other than your own. It’s important that you find someone who is actually knowledgeable on the topic that you are writing about rather than just someone who has a passing or casual interest. Read More

5 Weak Words that Contribute Nothing to Your Content

  • May 11 2015
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It can be all too easy to put meaningless words and fillers into your writing without even realizing it, however this can have a negative impact on your content. Weak words can creep into your writing at any point, and when they’re present they can do a lot to sabotage the power of your writing. Here are five of the worst words to put into your content, as they contribute nothing to it.     Really For example, “The athlete really preformed well.” The reason as to why you should avoid this word is because ‘really’ is only used as a crutch, as it is meant to emphasize something, however completely fails to do so. ‘Really’ doesn’t demonstrate anything important to your Read More

5 Bad Habits to Avoid When Article Writing

  • April 30 2015
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As a content creator, you are responsible for writing articles that are both informative and easy to read and follow for your readers. This means that you must use standard grammar rules, keep your language simple and also ensure that your content is interesting for people to read. Often times, content creators rush through writing an article and as a result make errors that stick out to their readers and make them not want to continue reading. Here are five things that article writers should avoid at all costs in order to ensure that their readers remain interested in their writing.     1.  Passive Voice Active sentences contain a subject that acts upon a direct object. For example, Read More