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Write With Your Own Voice

Write With Your Own Voice

Many beginning writers make one mistake that dooms their books to failure. The don't write with their own voice. They avoid putting themselves into their writing, thinking that an objective, personality-free tone will make them sound more professional. Instead, they...

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Difference between Content Curation and Content Creation

Difference between Content Curation and Content Creation

As a blogger, you don't always have to create content from scratch. Content curation helps busy readers - and you. The more comfortable you get with blogging, the more you can focus on providing value for your readers. Here’s an area where readers will greatly...

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Writing Tips: How to Polish Your Writing

Writing Tips: How to Polish Your Writing

These basic writing tips help you become a better writer. People are writing more now than ever before. Whether it’s writing emails, stories, books or blog posts, you must know the basics of writing. Don’t show your writing inexperience by making rookie mistakes....

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Writing Style: How to Keep Your Audience Awake

Writing Style: How to Keep Your Audience Awake

Whether you’re giving a speech or writing a memo, email, or book, remember that both the words you use and how you arrange them (your writing style) have a powerful effect on your listening or reading audience. I recently attended a presentation. The subject was...

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12 Top Writing Tips You Should Know

12 Top Writing Tips You Should Know

Looking for writing tips? Along with the quality of the information presented, you should also factor in readability. Focus on making your writing as easy to read as possible. Your goal is for readers to understand and absorb the information you present, so don’t make...

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Are you a bad writer?

Are you a bad writer?

It is common for writers to have doubts about their abilities. This, like the fear of imperfection, can stop people from launching their writing careers. The label of "bad writer" stops them in their tracks. Bad writing is fixable. Stephen King disagrees with me. In...

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5 Common Grammatical Errors

5 Common Grammatical Errors

After proofreading thousands of reports, I prepared this list of 5 grammatical errors. Do you want to present yourself a well-qualified communicator, one who understands how your clients, both internal and external, scrutinize every word you write? Here is what NOT to...

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