How to Become Reader-Focused

How to Become Reader-Focused

It doesn’t matter if you’re writing a novel, a blog post or an email – if you’re not focused on your reader, you’re going to lose them. Here’s how to shift your focus from writer-focused to reader-focused.

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Why Readability Matters for Your Content

Why Readability Matters for Your Content

Great content is easy to read, concise, and informative. Learn how readability engages readers and improves search engine optimization.

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How to Write a Killer Book Proposal

How to Write a Killer Book Proposal

Your book proposal opens or closes the door to the publishing world. Thus, it's critical to get it right first time. In this article, we discuss how to write a compelling book proposal.

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 Build Your Article with Paragraph Chunks

Build Your Article with Paragraph Chunks

Text written in concise paragraph chunks will facilitate search engine results that deliver the right information in response to search queries. In this article, Zara Altair explains how to use paragraph chunks to improve your SEO.

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Learn to Choose the Right Words Every Time

Learn to Choose the Right Words Every Time

When you approach revision, ask yourself the following questions: Am I repeating myself anywhere? Am I using clichés? Am I relying on telling too much, or could I use another detail or two? Is this word/phrase/sentence necessary? How can I say more with less? In this article, Stacia Fleegal helps us learn to choose the right words, every time.

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How to Write an Effective Essay

How to Write an Effective Essay

As a full-time teaching professor, I estimate I mark close to 900 essays a year across nine intensive marking periods. In every marking period, the same essay writing issues recur. In this article, I want to share with you the 7 biggest things I wish my students knew before they turned up in my college classes.

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Edit with Empathy for Your Reader

Edit with Empathy for Your Reader

Passion drives writers to complete a manuscript. The editing empathy filter creates a strong reader connection.

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Starting Your Novel at the Midpoint

Starting Your Novel at the Midpoint

Most writers start writing at the beginning of their stories. Here's why you might want to start in the middle.

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Avoiding Writing? Make Procrastination Work for You

Avoiding Writing? Make Procrastination Work for You

Make procrastination work for you. Choose to procrastinate strategically by doing daily tasks that need done. Don’t procrastinate on time wasters that get you nowhere like binge-watching four seasons of your favorite series on Netflix. Instead, procrastinate with purpose each day and you’ll be surprised at how much you can get done. Including writing.

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Clean Up Your Content: Eliminate the Non-Words

Clean Up Your Content: Eliminate the Non-Words

The words you use in your content can strengthen or weaken your prose. In this article, we teach you how to boost the power of your content by eliminating non-words and weak phrases that take up space but dilute your statements.

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Choosing the Type of Memoir to Write

Choosing the Type of Memoir to Write

A memoir consists of snapshots of the author's life. In this article, Jennifer Xue explains what the types of memoirs are and how to choose which one fits what you want to write.

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6 Skills Employees Need to Get Promoted

6 Skills Employees Need to Get Promoted

Many people want to be promoted. At each rung on the corporate ladder, you can expect more influence and, more importantly, control over what you do each day. Plus, many other perks like bigger bonuses. So how do you get promoted? You master the skills your company needs.

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Take the Homonym/Homophone Challenge!

Take the Homonym/Homophone Challenge!

Hung up on homonyms? Learn the top five most common word confusions and how to be precise in your meaning.

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How to Master the Plot Points that Matter

How to Master the Plot Points that Matter

Even if your writing is stellar and your characters are engaging, your novel will fall flat if you don't master these five key plot points.

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Why You Should Write and Produce Audiobooks Professionally

Why You Should Write and Produce Audiobooks Professionally

Audiobooks are growing rapidly as more and more people switch to listening to them. In this article, Jennifer Xue discusses how to write and publish your first audiobook.

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