What are the benefits of Podcasting?

See why podcasts are becoming the new marketing tool. Debbie L. Belair What is a Podcast? Remember radio shows? Now you can listen to digital audio episodes.  You can download them and listen to them at your convenience.  They are categorized according to your interests.  The best source is Itunes, and you can download iTunes …

7 more ways to increase blog Traffic

Finally, here is the post that follows 7 ways to increase blog Traffic.  Summer has got in the way again, but I'm back from my holidays.  The information on this blog comes from a book written by Robin Houghton, and it's new. Post by Debbie L. Belair Keywords Use longer and more specific long-tailed keywords.  …

Word Painting – The Fine Art of Writing Descriptively by Rebecca McClanahan

K. D. Dowdall

Word Painting

Here are 11 secrets to keep in mind as you breathe life into your characters through description that Rebecca finds to be very important in writing descriptively.

  1. Description that relies solely on physical attributes too often turns into what Janet Burroway calls the “all-points bulletin.”

When we describe a character, factual information alone is not sufficient, no matter how accurate it might be. The details must appeal to our senses. Phrases that merely label (like tall, middle-aged, and average) bring no clear image to our minds. Since most people form their first impression of someone through visual clues, it makes sense to describe our characters using visual images. Green eyes is a beginning, but it doesn’t go far enough. Are they pale green or dark green? Even a simple adjective can strengthen a detail. If the adjective also suggests a metaphor—forest green, pea green, or 

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7 ways to have a more successful Blog

This is part 1 of a 2 part post. People Blog for different reasons.  Some blog to share their personal experiences.  If you are blogging for business, there are more things you have to consider. Audience One of the first things you should be aware of is your audience.  It's easier to grow your audience …

5 Smart work habits for Copywriters

This post lists some of the most important work habits I've learned to date. You might find them useful too. Motivation isn't always enough by itself. Set your routine each day and week I still use an old-fashioned daytimer.  I like things in print right in front of me.  I use it for meetings, deadlines, and …

Hello Copywriters: Here are 5 things you should know about Editing

Proofreading and editing are not the same Things.  Here are 5 strategies you should consider when editing a piece of Content. 5 practices often overlooked Spelling is still number one.  Some spell checks give false underlines, not only that but if you spell a word right that is actually a word then the spell check …