Carl Carlson

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Trend Of MFW: The New Smoky Eye

The classic smoky eye is a beauty classic, but at Milan Fashion Week autumn/winter 2017 it was firmly turned on its head. Forget the subtle shading …

5 Bible Verses Every CEO Needs to Know!

The Internet sphere of Cameroon has experienced a surge of viral content on social media over the past couple of weeks. Most of the viral content …

Why You Should Not Use Nominalisations When You Write

According to About Grammar, a nominalisation is a word formation in which a verb (or other part of speech) is used as (or transformed into) a noun. …

Creative Writing

5 Writing Skills to Increase Your Income

<i>“No one is born a great writer. We all start at zero.”</i><p>Writing is my passion, along with reading, learning, and teaching.<p>When I was in business school …

Writing

10 Ways to Spice Up Your Writing and Let YOUR Voice Shine Through

Your writing is tight. Authoritative. You’re already speaking directly to one reader. Not using jargon. <i>And yet…</i><p>It still sounds like it could’ve been …

Creative Writing

6 Easy Ways to Improve Your Writing Skills

It’s relatively simple to brush up on skills like skiing and public speaking: just practice more. But improving your writing ability is a little …

Creative Writing

11 Tips to Clean Up Your Dirty, Wordy Writing

Get out the pruning shears: a big part of good writing is good editing. And a surefire way to give your writing a confidence boost is to eliminate …

Creative Writing

23 Words or Phrases to Eliminate From Your Writing Today (Infographic) - Global English Editing

William Strunk Jr. phrased it best in the must-have book for writers of all levels, Elements of Style:<p><i>“Vigorous writing is concise. A sentence should</i> …

The 9 Mistakes Every Beginner Writer Makes

• Not Writing.<br>• Not writing until they have created the perfect writing nook/space to write.<br>• Not writing until they can set aside the perfect dedicated …

9 Tips on Writing a Blog Post People Will Actually Read

Writing for the web is different from writing for newspapers, magazines, or books.The difference is not in the words you write. But in the way people …

Creative Writing

7 Reasons Why Reading is Important to Become a Good Writer

I love this quote because it sums it up. You want to be a writer, publish a book, find your voice, or even improve your writing skills. Well, having …

Writing

Why Your Organization Needs a Writing Center

When you think of great writers, you probably don’t think of bankers.<p>But this is the story of how a group of bank examiners at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, one of 12 banks in the U.S.’s Federal Reserve System, dramatically improved the clarity and impact of their written reports.<p>The …

Two Vital Elements that Might Be Missing from Your Content (and Precisely Where to Add Them) - Copyblogger

It’s taken you more than 10 hours to write a blog post.<p>You’ve researched the topic to the nth degree. You’ve edited it to within an inch of its …

Writing

The Rules of Being a Professional Writer

There are only two real rules to being a professional writer, and the rest of what I can offer are tips: things that work for me and may work for you.<p>…

Benjamin Franklin wasn’t a natural talent. Here’s how he taught himself to write

Benjamin Franklin may be the most prolific man in all of American history.<p>In his New York Times bestselling <i>Benjamin Franklin: An American Life</i>, Walter Isaacson writes of Franklin:<p>[He was] the most accomplished American of his age and the most influential in inventing the type of society America …

Creative Writing

5 beliefs that held me back when I first started freelance writing

1. Writing is a solitary process.<p>Though we commonly see writing as a lonely pursuit meant for introverts, it would be a mistake to undervalue how …

Creative Writing

Why and How to Improve Your Writing as a Web Designer or Developer

As web designers and developers, you may not view writing as an essential tool for your business. You’re busy focusing on the specialized skills that …

Marketing

Freelance Writing Jobs, February 23, 2017

I hope you’re all having a good week. Here are some more jobs to make things even better.By the way, I am going to be away tomorrow, but Romeo is …

Writing

How I Motivate Myself to Write

Writing is fucking hard. Far more unnatural than writing, photographing, or any other artistic form.<p>1. Writing is just expressing your soul<p>It has …

Street Photography

6 striking works of micro-literature

<i>The award-winning poet and memoirist Sarah Manguso shares her favorite collections of very, very short prose:</i><p><i>The Essential Haiku: Versions of Basho,</i> …

Books

5 Things I've Learned About Creativity

I never planned to be a writer. In fact, it was something I actively avoided. As a publishing CEO, I felt it was important to steer clear of the creative process. When business side people start inserting themselves into creative work, it usually leads to trouble. So I focused on supporting other …

Creativity

Life of Creativity

Let’s feel that creativity splashing in our precious ideas. Finding it fun and good about it. Creativity is the making of life. A person shall build …

Six Ways to Generate More (and More Creative) Ideas

Creative thinking is a skill, not a talent. With a few simple techniques, just about everyone can come up with creative ideas. And, as with all …

How to Write the Perfect Essay

Ah, apparently I’d <b>already written about this</b> a couple of years ago, so this is more of a refresh than a new post.<p>So recently I’ve been getting a lot …

12 Common Confusing Words That Can Affect And Effect Writers

Grammar Guest Writer Writing<p>Updated April 26, 2018 1558 Views 5 Comments<p>Share56<p>Tweet45<p>+12<p>Share3<p>Stumble1<p>Pin7<p>Shares 114<p>5/5 (2)<p>Being a writer is …

Writing

16 Things All Historical Fiction Writers Need to Know

When I was in the second grade, we had two units. Remember units? The first semester we read books about animals. And the second semester, we read …

Writing

4 Short Lessons on the Subject of Short Stories

Whether you’re actively trying to publish short fiction or merely considering giving it a try, the March/April 2017 <i>Writer’s Digest</i> is full of ways to …

Creative Writing

You Only Need 10 Minutes to be More Creative

Modern culture often labels creativity as natural gift. Artists get showered with praise and proclamations of “you’re so <i>talented</i>,” but truthfully, …