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6 Redundancies that Creep into Your Writing

  • April 10 2015
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There are many authors who weren’t a fan of using fluff writing in their works. Ernest Hemingway for example never used a word that was unneeded in his writing, even going as far as being able to write a story in six words. Although it can be easy to fill your content with filler or redundancy in order to attempt to write descriptively, it is best to avoid it in order to keep your writing concise. All you have to do to have a successful piece of content is to write what is familiar to your readers and choose your words carefully. Think of fluffy words as having no real value, as they really won’t add anything to your writing. Here are six types of redundancies that you should avoid at all Read More

Creating the Perfect Suspense Filled Backstory

  • April 9 2015
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Writing suspense fiction is no easy task. Successfully creating and maintaining suspense is a foolproof way to engage readers and ensure that they keep turning pages until the end of the book; however, actually creating that type of atmosphere can be a complicated process. Never fear – there are strategies that you can employ in order to make the process slightly easier. In this article, I’m going to give you some tips to consider the next time you find yourself desperately trying to add intrigue and a sense of thrill to your backstory.     Don’t Restrict Your Reader’s View When writing suspense, it’s important to remember that your reader will be far more engaged in your Read More

6 Foods that Jump-start Brain Power and Productivity

  • April 3 2015
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Nutrition is an important area of your life on which to focus. This is a pretty widely accepted concept, in fact, and the importance of eating well seems to be part of the “common sense” aspect of society at this point. In addition to how food affects your body and physical health, however, what you eat can have a significant impact on your mental ability. Did you know that eating the “right” types of food could boost your productivity by up to 20% according to the World Health Organization? I don’t know about you, but if I can raise my productivity that much just by changing what I eat, then I’m definitely going to take that opportunity.     1.  Make Fish a Weekly Staple More Read More

How to Distance Yourself from Others’ Thoughts and Ideas When Writing

  • April 2 2015
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Full of challenges and research that require you to take charge of your ideas and string together a coherent narrative, writing can be one of the most satisfying activities of your day. It can also be one of the most frustrating, however, especially if you’re having a hard time generating interesting or unique ideas about which to write. Many writers find themselves in this position, and it never becomes less of an annoyance. As you progress in your writing skill, however, it’s likely that you’ll eventually develop certain tactics that will help you power through writer’s block. Sometimes, however, the issue isn’t just that you’ve had a hard time thinking of topics about which to Read More

6 Secrets for Creating Viral Content

  • March 27 2015
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When looking at an extremely popular content piece have you ever wondered what it was exactly that made it go viral? Why does some content go viral while others just dwindle away into oblivion? It’s not as easy as you’d think to create content that goes viral, however it is also not overly complicated. As long as you’re willing to put some effort into it and know the basic mechanisms that go into creating viral content then you can have a relatively easy time at creating content that grabs people’s attention. Here are six tips to follow when you want your content to go viral.     1.  Make Sure Your Content is Unique Although this can sound pretty simple, it’s not that easy Read More

5 Ways to Use Facebook Groups to Score your Next Blogging Job

  • March 24 2015
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Facebook is a great way to advertise your services and get people to notice you, but it often is not enough to land the blogging job of your dreams. Whether you are a freelancer looking for one steady client, or you want several clients, just having a Facebook page and hoping that people “like” it is not enough; you need to get into the places where your potential clients hang out, which is typically in various Facebook Groups. These are the places where the conversation is flowing and the work is getting passed around.     1.  Join the Right Groups The first step to making Facebook Groups work to your advantage is finding the right groups to join. It is not enough to join freelance Read More