Category: Advice for Authors and Writers

Generating Interesting Articles and Titles – Part Two

  Delving into parts we should not have to reach….colon cleansing made “interesting” My previous post provided some generic formulae widely used for generating articles and titles that readers are attracted to. As a professional writer, you are not always in a position to pick and choose your assignments and you may be faced with

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Mistakes That Ruin Your Writing Credibility

The following are the most common mistakes that people make when writing for fiction, a manuscript or looking to promote a book title.   Poor grammar, spelling, typos and usage One of the basic aspects of writing is being grammatically correct, without making silly spelling mistakes. The single most common error that people make is

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Generating Interesting Articles and Titles – Part One

  Colon Cleansing is not a pleasant subject but…….. As a writer for hire, you may have some choice over your subject matter, but realistically you’ll take any work that pays what you are looking for. It’s a stark choice between paying the bills or not and like someone said, “I’ve been rich and I’ve

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What Not To Do When Writing For Children

Yesterday I was going through a book written for children. Interesting, but not captivating enough. Writers make the mistake of underestimating the quality of work when it comes to writing for children. That doesn’t make sense, as right from the beginning children should be accustomed to reading quality writing. Hence, I would like to enumerate

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When Writing For Teens, Write Intelligently

First, let’s be clear about something. Teens are those budding youngsters above the age of 12 and below the age of 20. As you can see, this is indeed a wide range, and books written for someone who is twelve will certainly differ from books written for those at eighteen. Though different maturity levels require

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Characterisation And Its Uses

What is a character? The writer uses many ways to convey the nature of a character. It’s quite obvious he is unable to attach a photo of his character to a book or manuscript. However, there are ways in which a character can be described and written about that enables readers to visualize the character

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Writing: A Career Scope

Writing as a career has no boundaries. An affinity for writing is something those who wish to begin their career as a writer should have. Other necessary traits include the ability to express ideas clearly in writing, self motivation, creativity and curiosity to know more and write more. To begin with, editors and authors are

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Asserting Your Rights Over Your Document

Copyright is literally “the right to copy” and the laws that govern the reproduction of material. Reproduction of your work without your knowledge is a violation of copyright law. Copyrights may subsist in a wide range of creative, intellectual, or artistic forms or “works”. They include poems, plays, paintings, sculptures, photographs, musical compositions and other

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Going Off At a Tangent

Twisting ideas to promote your client By now, if you have been reading my posts, you will have gathered that I am not a so-called “creative writer”. I do not produce literature. I have no burning desire to write a novel, unless it’s guaranteed to be a bestseller ,which will keep me in the style

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