Category: Resources

How to Establish a Web Presence for your Writing Services

As my time has become increasingly taken up with writing website content these past few weeks, I’ve decided to take the plunge and set my own website up to showcase my wares. I purchased for the princely sum of $7.99 (about £4) the domain name www.ghostslair.com through GoDaddy.com, a domain name registrar and hosting company

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Norman Mailer – In Requiem

I read The Fight by Norman Mailer in 1993, and quickly followed up with The Naked and the Dead and Deer Park. I was hooked on his work from there on and moved on to other works of his and his peers, particularly Truman Capote and Tom Wolfe. It was announced a little over an

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Why I Enjoy Being Wrong!

Getting things wrong is just a fact of life so build a bridge and get over it. Thomas Edison failed over 1,800 times before suddenly he had a light bulb switch on inside his brain and guess what – he invented the working light bulb! My greatest successes have always had deep roots in past

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Using Analogies, Similes and Metaphors

Analogies, similes and metaphors work because they allow a writer to present a complex idea by reference to something that a reader is already likely to know. Plato wrote a work about 2,500 years ago called “Allegory of the Cave” in which prisoners are duped into believing that shadows cast on a wall are in

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Producing Information Products – eBooks

I finally completed the dating eBook, proofed, formatted and delivered with client approval so now I just have to wait for the payment to arrive and then I can get my car out of the garage and back on the road. Ahhh…genteel poverty and the life of a scribbler! Honestly, seeing the 76 page long

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Planning a Document

Anyone who travels around a lot knows that planning contributes towards making the trip a success. Certainly, the unplanned jaunts and routes taken in a trip come as side-kicks or bonuses— in both ways, making your trip ripe in experience. However, without the bone structure of planning you will fall face-down-in-the-earth. The foundations of any

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Cooking for Writers: A Recipe for a Great Paper

Writing for a writer becomes a habitual process where the flow comes and just gets rolling. Pages and pages full of words course from our brains and through our hands in no time at all. It’s like giving a knife to a cook. The meal doesn’t take long at all to be ready. Staying with

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5 Tips for Writing with Persuasion

My bread and butter is writing sales copy or at least promotional copy of some description and that accounts for the vast majority of the demand in the market for scribblers today. It makes sense to pick up on some techniques for writing in a persusive fashion – it makes no sense to write something

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PROBLEM-SOLVING STRATEGIES IN TECHNICAL WRITING

It is not always appealing to always write just about technical information, whether it is in parts or in detail, especially when you are writing a technical document. If your thoughts are clearly communicated through your writing, then it is likely to be understood and read by a wider audience. So, as a writer you

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