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 …

How you can learn new writing Habits

Do you compare your self to other authors?  Here is what you can do instead? Why Role model? Instead of comparing your writing to others you can emulate the habits of other authors.  You can take the qualities of a writer you admire and use it as a springboard for your own writing.  Read author …

Is writing Therapeutic?

Therapy is expensive.  This post highlights ways in which writing can help over-come emotions that are difficult to process. Writing is one way in which we can help ourselves heal after difficult events in our lives. What is writing therapy? It's expressive writing often used to treat bereavement, abuse, desertion, substance abuse and many other …

Some words of wisdom for using adverbs and Adjectives

This short post explains why you should limit your use of these bad boys.  Many early fiction writers used plenty of them. For any kind of writing, verbs are the most important tool a writer has.  For non-fiction, it's best to avoid them altogether unless they add new meaning. The general rule is, that you should …