Writing

  • Clickbait, Insomnia, and Writing Fears … Nevermore

    … You can tell we’re heading into Halloween — around the blog, our thoughts have been turning to topics dark and creepy. On Monday, Stefanie Flaxman brought up a thorny question — is it okay to use all of those fiendishly effective headline techniques, or do we run the risk of turning our content into “clickbait?” Read More... The post Clickbait, Insomnia, and Writing Fears … Nevermore appeared first on Copyblogger. …

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  • What’s Your Worst Writing Fear? Dread and Trepidation from Our Editorial Team

    … It seems straightforward enough. We human beings are innately verbal creatures. Writing is just taking the language we dream, think, and speak in, and arranging the words on some paper or a computer screen. So why is it so hard sometimes? I think it’s because the same inventive brains that gave us Harry Potter, A Read More... The post What’s Your Worst Writing Fear? Dread and Trepidation from Our Editorial Team appeared first on Copyblogger. …

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  • Strongly Worded Advice Week on Copyblogger

    … This is a week of strong opinions on Copyblogger — designed to make you more productive, wiser, saner, and maybe even happier. We want you to do amazing things, so we’re not pulling any punches. On Monday, Stefanie Flaxman encouraged us to get a handle on our information overwhelm, starting with getting smarter about the Read More... The post…

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  • 8 Ways to Make Old and Boring Topics Feel New and Exciting Again

    …? Humor can’t be taught, right? Not true. Humor writing is a creative art, and, just like all creative arts, it has structure and formula. And all artistic endeavours are built on teachable skills and techniques. — Mark Shatz, Comedy Writing Secrets Sure, some people seem to be born oozing raw comedic talent, but that doesn’t mean the rest of us…

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  • How to use quotation marks and apostrophes

    … Do you want to know what really bugs me? Quotation marks and apostrophes. As a professional copywriter and editor, I see these punctuation marks abused all the time. Quotation marks are sometimes used to indicate that a word is being used in a non-typical, ironic, or other special sense. This usage has been coined ‘scare quotes’ and implies…

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  • 5 Keyboard Shortcuts to Help You Write and Edit with Ease

    … We’re all guilty of it at some point. I know I certainly am. Glamorizing writing is an easy trap to fall into … You forget about the countless hours of drafting and imagine a cushy writing life where the right words flow effortlessly from your finger tips as you sit in your ideal setting and Read More... The post 5 Keyboard Shortcuts to Help You Write and Edit with Ease appeared first on Copyblogger. …

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  • Take a Deep Dive into Comprehensive Content Marketing Strategy

    … This week was all about the bigger picture of content marketing strategy. “Great content” is a wonderful start, but you need the strategic context that pulls it all together. Whether you’re a pro or just getting started, the posts and podcasts below will give you a framework to make your project really strong. On Monday, Read More... The post…

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  • 10 frequently ignored grammar rules you need to know

    … are important, a practice that is rampant in business writing. Check out this Sale Now is not a grammatically correct sentence. If in doubt, check the dictionary for capitalisation. Verb tense consistency Check that your verb tenses are consistent within your sentences and paragraphs. Edit meticulously. You don’t want to end up with something like: She went…

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  • How to Write an Effective Holiday Marketing Email

    … Almost $1 Trillion dollars are projected to be spent during the 2017 holiday season. Trillion. With a T. If your business isn’t taking advantage of the holiday season by sending out holiday-themed emails that drive sales, you’re leaving money on the table. If writing an effective holiday marketing email seems difficult, time-intensive…

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  • 7 Steps to Grow a Blog Post

    … Last week I talked about how writers seem like magicians, because we have the power to create something out of nothing. An important point to note about magicians, though: They don’t really do magic. Instead, they study and practice specific behaviors until they can create that illusion of creating something out of nothing. And of Read More…

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  • Digital Commerce Academy Opens to New Students Next Week

    … Just a heads up that our Digital Commerce Academy (DCA) — the resource that gives you real-world instruction on how to build a digital business — will be opening to new students next week for a limited time. Whether you want to launch a side hustle, take your small business to the next level, or Read More... The post Digital Commerce Academy…

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  • 6 Writing and Productivity Rituals from the Copyblogger Creative Team

    … I’ve said for a long time … writers are magicians. We make something out of nothing. We take syllables and turn them into dreams, sights, sounds. Calls to action and detailed plans for shenanigans. And as every magician knows, if you want to perform magic … you have to know a thing or two about Read More... The post 6 Writing and Productivity Rituals from the Copyblogger Creative Team appeared first on Copyblogger. …

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