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How to Write So Vividly that Readers Fall in Love with Your Ideas

With a deep sigh, Helen Fields switches on her PC. Another Monday. Another article to write about leadership. Hasn’t everything been written already? Helen checks her Twitter stream and answers a few emails. She doesn’t feel like writing. Not yet. She googles the word “leadership.” 756 million articles. Ouch. But still … …

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10 Ridiculously Simple Steps for Writing a Book

Writing is easy. All you have to do is cross out the wrong words.–Mark Twain The hard part of writing a book isn’t getting published. It’s the actual writing. In this article, I offer 10 steps for writing a book along with 10 bonus steps. As the bestselling author of five books, I …

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5 Essential Writing Tools Every Writer Needs Today

It doesn’t matter what you write; you need the right tools Writing and publishing today is a long way removed from typewriters and carbon paper. The days of sending typed or printed manuscripts are over. Every word you write now is digital, electronic and published via the Internet, exchanged by …

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Do You Know These 18 Weird Words For Everyday Things?

Writers always love to extend their vocabulary You are using your extensive vocabulary of English words all day and every day. But there might be a few gaps in your English language knowledge. With well over a million words, our language is extremely rich. But who can remember all of …

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The Best Writing Programs And Software To Get The Job Done

What are the essential writing programs for you? There are so many choices when it comes to writing software. Depending on your type of writing projects, you can often find many free options that will do the job very well. For bloggers, article writers, students and short story writers, there are …

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When Do You Use A Colon vs Semicolon?

Colons and semicolons are stronger than a comma Getting these two punctuation marks grammatically correct in your writing can be a little challenging at first. But it is not that difficult. They are closely linked to the comma in that they signal a kind of relationship between separate clauses in a …

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Knowing About Writing Styles Can Help You Write Better

What are the different styles of writing? There are six general types of writing styles. They are descriptive, expository, persuasive, narrative, poetic and technical. When you understand the differences between each one, they will help your word choice and sentence structure. In other words, you can keep to a specific …

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