Are writing contests worth your time and energy? If only there was a simple answer to this controversial question…
Many writers struggle with the decision of whether or not to write “for free” – however – unless you are a wealthy, professionally published author – I believe there are many advantages to writing articles and offering them for free publication online.
MS: John, you must be one of the most prolific Ezine Writers on the Web – I see your articles nearly everyday in the article lists and in dozens of Newsletters. How long have you been writing Ezine Articles?
Finding something to write about can be frustrating for all writers from time to time.
Regardless of what sort of writer you are and how much you love to write, there are probably days when you’d rather clean ditches than face another blank page.
As a professional copywriter, not only do I do a lot of writing but I also look at a lot of writing. One of the things I’ve noticed that set the good/great writers from the so-so is rhythm.
Although Online Writing Labs or OWLs are developed by various universities throughout the world, they provide valuable resources for all types of writers.
While writers are experts as organizing words, I’ve discovered that organizing one of the major tools of their trade – a home office – is often an enigma! One of the major myths of organizing is that it will stifle creativity. But how creative – or profitable? – can it be to spend time looking … [Read more…]
We all know the familiar adage “if it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck…” it’s nearly always a duck. The same is true with image, particularly when it comes to the images we portray of ourselves as writers.
In a previous article I talked about a few similarities between writing direct mail packages and writing web sites. In short, I concluded that as online writers we could learn a lot from direct marketers.