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What's the best way to kill a novelist's passion for writing? Success

If you can't seem to get your novel published, or if it's a commercial failure, never fear: some of the best writers improved as their reputations and sales declined<p>To an answering chorus of jealous tweets, Lionel Shriver has been writing about the perils of becoming a successful novelist. As well …

Why Write for Free?

Perhaps a tougher question than it sounds?<p>Cliché talking points about 'finding my passion' make me cringe. Self promotion can't be all there is. And then there is the fact that I need the money now.<p>So what's the real answer?<p>The answer is that I never write for free. Never have. Never will. There is …

Special Education

3 Deadly Mistakes to Avoid When Writing Blog Posts

This story originally appeared on PR Daily<p>I recognize that by writing a blog about how to not write a blog, many of you might be tempted to say, "Yours is the perfect example of how not to do it." But you would be wrong. My blogs, in fact, are award-winning, most recently awarded the "Most Amazing …

Writing

Five Writing Tips That Can Double Your Salary

Clarity and focus really matter. These five writing tips will help you communicate in a powerful and effective manner. The online versions of these …

"I Would Like to Write a Beautiful Prayer"

By Katherine Faw Morris November 12, 2013<p>Credit: Martha Sprieser, Flannery O’Connor’s roommate at the University of Iowa (Flannery O’Connor Collection, Special Collections, Georgia College Library, Milledgeville, Georgia).<p>Flannery O’Connor was a believer. It was at the end of every story: the …

The Case for Writing a Story Before Knowing How It Ends

Andre Dubus III, author of Dirty Love and The House of Sand and Fog, explains why the best work happens when you "back the fuck off."<p><b>By Heart is a series in which authors share and discuss their all-time favorite passages in literature.</b><p><b>Andre Dubus III:</b> Years ago, I read a book called <i>Letters to a</i> …

5 Ways to Write a Damn Good Sentence

Average copywriters write average sentences. You, I’m guessing, don’t want to be average.<p>You want to be great. You believe you can be <i>remarkable</i>.<p>That …

Elmore Leonard's 10 Rules of Writing

Crime novelist and screenwriter Elmore Leonard passed away on Tuesday at age 87.<p>During his 60-year career, Leonard wrote nearly 50 novels, 26 of …

Propel Your Career Forward By Writing Awesome Emails

Email has become the primary way we contact people — whether we’re looking for a job, trying to land a freelance client or simply working to expand …

Redefining the Writing Process

The last session I am attending is “Redefining the Writing Process” with Beth Holland and Samantha Morra. Beth highlights the idea we all have about …

10 Words to Cut From Your Writing

This story originally appeared on PR Daily<p>As Mark Twain famously wrote, "I didn't have time to write a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead." His point? Strong writing is lean writing.<p>When you want to make your writing more powerful, cut out words you don't need--such as the 10 included in …

Mark Twain

An Editor's Guide To Writing Ridiculously Good Emails

There’s an epidemic out there—an epidemic of bad emails.<p>I really realized it after about the fifth time my boss commented on an email I sent her to look over: “That’s a really good email!” I hadn’t thought it was anything special, until I started to pay closer attention to the emails I was …

9 Valuable Lessons Learned After Writing My First Book

Being a leader of a company or organization is certainly a difficult and often frustrating position – but it can also be tremendously …

Self-improvement

Writing Prompts, Conversation Starters, and Good Screen Livin'

In today's screen culture where the written word in all its new and various forms has become a prevalent mode of communication, people are starting to realize that those that can write well are more likely to be heard. Not just folks that make their living by the pen, but ostensibly everybody that …

Creative Writing

Wattpad: Serialise Your Writing And Build An Audience

The biggest challenge for all authors and publishers, especially self-publishers, is getting their books noticed by readers. Whilst it’s nice to think that all you need to do is chuck your work up on Amazon, for the vast majority of books, that’s not enough. As I’ve said before, Amazon is not a …

10 Tips on Writing from Joyce Carol Oates

In a recent tweeting spree, the inimitable <b>Joyce Carol Oates</b> offered ten tips on writing — a fine addition to this master-list of famous authors’ wisdom on the craft.<p>Write your heart out.The first sentence can be written only after the last sentence has been written. FIRST DRAFTS ARE HELL. FINAL …

Web Writing Tips - Writing for an Internet Audience

Content is king when it comes to the Web. People will come to your website because of quality content. They will also share your site with others …

Writing

The Secret of Writing Faster and Better Content for Your Business Blog

Writing on your business blog is essential to become an authority in your niche. However finding the time to create quality content for your business blog can be a huge challenge.<p>I bet most of you have heard the advice that carefully prioritizing your time will solve all your problems. In my …

Improve Your Business Writing With These 12 Tools

Whether you like it or not, writing is part of your everyday life once you’re in the business world. Even if all you ever write is e-mail, the ability to effectively communicate via the written word is essential. Unfortunately, not everyone has Shakespearian writing skills and even those who do …

When You Read Something That Strikes You as Interesting, You Should Write to the Author.

No!<p>It’s a simple fact that you can never be productive if you take on too many commitments — you simply spread yourself too thin and will not be able …

Top 10

Writing Advice: What You Should Do To Get Published

<i>By Writer's Relief staff:</i><p>Another day, another rejection letter—what’s a new writer to do? While holding your breath, stomping your feet, or crying might sound cathartic (not to mention dramatic), it won’t help your writing get published. You can, however, develop certain behaviors that will …

How to write 50,000 words in a month

The letters shine brightly, white on black, from an open laptop placed prominently in the window of an Irish sports bar facing Madison Square Garden: NaNoWriMo. Inside, a crowd of perhaps 40 people, young women and men in casual dress, are drinking beer and conversing loudly. The discussion, …

How to Write a Compelling Script for Your YouTube Videos

If your video requires a script, these tips will help you write one in a style that appeals to your intended audience.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The following excerpt is from Jason R. Rich’s book</i> Ultimate Guide to YouTube for Business. <i>Buy it now from</i> Amazon | …

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