How to write your first blog post

…and knock your readers’ socks off!

Writing your first blog post can be daunting. You’ve built up this motivation to write, you’ve set up a blog and now you’re just staring at the screen. Self-doubt may have kicked and you’re not sure whether anyone will really want to read what you have to write. You’re probably stuck wondering what should my first blog post be about? Continue reading “How to write your first blog post”

Writing your assignment last minute eh? Here’s how to do it effectively

It happens. Nobody aims to write their assignment on the last day, and yet it happens. Some of us find we can only work well under the pressure of an immediate deadline, and succumb to procrastination up to that point. Continue reading “Writing your assignment last minute eh? Here’s how to do it effectively”

It All Starts With an Idea: How to Come Up With Story Ideas

Fiction, as it’s understood today, has its roots all the way back in 12th century England. With the art of fiction writing approaching its 1000th birthday, it’s safe to assume that writer’s block is also due to soon arrive at its first millennium of existence.

Let’s face it, coming up with new story ideas is a tall order. Especially in a world where it seems like everything has been done, creating something that feels original and interesting can feel impossible. Continue reading “It All Starts With an Idea: How to Come Up With Story Ideas”

Why good grammar is the shit!

It’s become common to see poor grammar and typos in all sorts of documents. From newspapers to national budgets, CVs to blog posts and even books. A side note: here’s an entertaining and fun discussion on Reddit on the difference in using “the shit” to mean something awesome and “is shit” to mean it sucks! Continue reading “Why good grammar is the shit!”

Boosting Your Blog Skills: How to Become a Better Blog Writer

You’re no English major, but you know you’ve got writing talent. It’s your natural born gift! Why not share it with the world?

Blogging is the perfect tool for delivery. But, the number of blog posts written in a single day is over 2 million! How do you stand out from the crowd?

You learn to be a better blog writer. Continue reading “Boosting Your Blog Skills: How to Become a Better Blog Writer”

How to Write Video Scripts That Connect With Your Audience

Good writing can be the gateway into many industries, including entertainment, advertising and marketing. A well-written video is an important component of many campaigns, whether it is used to promote a product, a cause or a candidate.

You can make a nice living by writing video scripts, and make a name for yourself in the process.  However, you need to pay attention to certain conventions. Your audience will have certain expectations, which you may choose to meet or subvert. Continue reading “How to Write Video Scripts That Connect With Your Audience”

Let’s Get Technical: How to Improve Your Technical Writing Skills

Do you believe your technical writing skills have room for improvement? Read on to learn how to improve your technical writing skills.

Technical writing is a term with a couple of meanings. First, there is the profession; a technical writer is someone who translates complex information into writing that anyone can understand. Continue reading “Let’s Get Technical: How to Improve Your Technical Writing Skills”

7 ways to make money writing in 2019

Today I invited Dave – a freelancer who writes for me regularly – and I asked him to share his top 7 ways to make money writing in 2019. Let me know what you think of his writing, his tips and if you found them helpful. As always, my goal is to continually inspire you to write, to improve your writing, and why not, make a little money while at it! ~Rod

Whether you’re trying to make ends meets, or you’re simply looking for a little extra spending cash, there are a number of ways a writer can make good money using their skills. Listed below are 7 ways a writer can increase the size of their bank account without having to invest a great deal of money or even leaving the comfort of their own home. Continue reading “7 ways to make money writing in 2019”

How To Write A Speech On The Fly

Have you ever been asked at a family gathering or a meeting at work to “say a few words” in front of everyone? Yeah, I know that feeling all too well. Today I want to share a technique I’ve developed in order to create quick, short and compelling speeches on the fly.

This technique has worked great for me, even when I’ve been given a short heads up! Hopefully, this helps you as well. Continue reading “How To Write A Speech On The Fly”