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How To Write for the Web

The Scanning ReaderWriting for the Web is different than writing for print. The differences are slight but significant. First, people don't really read online; they... Read More

Conflict - How To Keep Your Readers Turning Pages

Some writers are just too kind.They hate to put their characters under any kind of pressure. They hate to see them losing, or struggling to... Read More

The Many Paths to Plotting

For several years before I left teaching to write full time (over a decade ago now), I was a specialist reading teacher. I dealt mainly... Read More

10 Tips on Writing Effective Dialogue

1. Become an EavesdropperListen carefully to the way people REALLY talk. They tend to talk in sentence fragments. They interrupt others. They repeat themselves. Try... Read More

Looking For Good Copywriter Books?

If you are looking for copywriter books, you'll want to devote some time to reading. In fact, if you plan to look online for your... Read More

Dialogue Tags - A Study in Common Errors

Verb and SubjectIncorrect:"I bet you two had a fine time," said Ben.When using tags, it's unusual to have the verb before the subject. The general... Read More

The Arrogant Writer: Five Ways To Nurture and Defend Your Muse

Arrogance has a bad rap. We think of arrogant people as unpleasant to be around, full of themselves, and incapable of taking an interest in... Read More


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Pairs/Groups Of Words Often Confused - Part 4 of 6

LATER, LATTERLater means afterwards; latter is the second of two things."Later that day we went for a walk.""We have two choices. The latter is the... Read More

The Prologue - When to Use One, How to Write One

What is a prologue? When should you use one? Should you forget about a prologue and simply start at Chapter 1?All too often we pick... Read More

Discover the Writer Hiding Inside You

Has the thought run across you mind that you might want to write a column or two? Maybe you thought about writing your own material... Read More

How To Identify Your Own Style Of Writing

This article is to help identify which style, technique or strategy of writing that one may use. I will also help to understand the method... Read More

Message to Online Writers: Dont Give Up On A Good Idea

The writing community is a strong one, with many new "members" joining daily. All theser writers are finding or looking for their particular niches. Many... Read More

A Book Note Vs a Book Report

IntroductionSince our early days of elementary education we have been familiar with what a book report entails. But do you know what a book note... Read More

Effective Collaboration - Working With Your Ghostwriter

Using a ghostwriter to craft your free reprint articles and marketing materials is an excellent way to maximize your time and profit. The fastest and... Read More