So, you’ve been thinking of starting a personal blog. Great idea! In today’s digital age, with internet marketing being at its peak, having a blog is growing increasingly common. And it makes sense, because of how simple a blog is to set up, and the benefits it offers.
In the traditional sense, a blog is a website where you post pieces written by you – they can be articles, essays, little notes to your readers, a sort of diary, creative writing, a fiction series, topical sonnets…anything! Continue reading “5 Ways having a personal blog can help your career”
…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”
The story here is simple: I hired a content writer to work on a 2,500-word article for me, I paid him, and he did the work. But it turned out 42% of his article was plagiarized (WTF!). It nearly cost me a good client. How did all this happen? Let me tell you. Continue reading “Getting scammed by a content writer”
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”
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”
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!”
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”
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”
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”
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”