Simplicity Is the Key to Effective Articles

simple writingEffective and successful article writing techniques can really help you in writing the best articles in the shortest time possible. There are some minor details that ought to be considered while writing and if these details are polished and refined a bit you can have the ¬†article written very quickly. One of the biggest keys, not just when writing articles but in many forms of writing, is simplicity. [Read more…]

What Is Your Point?

Before you put pen to paper, or finger to keyboard, ask yourself: What is your point? This blog looks at what to do if you don’t know, and why it is so important to be clear about the point you are trying to make. [Read more…]

10 Great Writing Tips for Producing Articles

Are you worried about writing articles? Not Sure where to begin? Have a tight deadline to meet? Then this blog on 10 great writing tips for producing articles is just for you – and it contains a bonus! [Read more…]

Social Media – Blogging 101

Blogging as an Art

If writing is an art, then, blogging is one way of using words to create art. This is because people who are into blogging are the ones who are creative, carefully choosing words that would best describe their feelings, sentiments, wishes, desires, opinions, knowledge etc.. [Read more…]

Great Writing Tip: Write the Beginning Last!

People often ask me: “How do I get started?” or “How do I write the introduction?”

Well, although it may sound counter-intuitive, it often pays to write your introduction after you have written your main body and ending. Once they have been written, it’s easier to then write the introduction, especially if it will contain a quick overview of what follows. It’s easier to write that overview if you already know what you’ve written!

If you are going to do this, have a piece of paper alongside you as a reminder of your objective.

This mainly applies to business writing in general and longer report writing in particular. It can however be used by writers of fiction. You don’t have to write your chapters in sequence. If you can’t think of a punchy opening, write the second, or even third chapter first if you’ve got some great ideas for it. This will then give you confidence and may spark some ideas for that opening!

Great Writing Tip: Be Careful With Your Buts!

The little conjunction, “but”, can get you into a lot of trouble. Why? Because at best it marginalises, at worse it totaly negates what has come before it. If that is your intention, great. If not, find a different way to write what you mean.

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12 Great Writing Tips for Writing Articles

Someone asked me the other day what is the difference between writing for blogs and writing letters. e-mails etc. Thinking about it for a bit, I came to the conclusion that there is little difference between the mechanics of writing a good blog article and other forms of writing. The following points immediately came to mind: [Read more…]

Tips for Writing when Faced with Writers’ Block

Have you ever sat down and been faced with “The White Screen of Death” – an empty screen and the words just won’t come?

I’m going to ask Tom Evans, author of “Blocks” to write a longer guest post on the subject, but here are some tips for writing through those blocks. They are all various ways of changing the angle you are taking on your subject; I’ve found that making the change often helps me break through a block. [Read more…]