When a reader finishes what you wrote, you'll want them to walk away with your core message. That means your writing needs to be concise and clear to whoever chooses to read your work. However, how do you ensure that what you put down on the page makes sense to others? Well, the answer is easier than you might think: critical thinking. Now you've probably heard ever since middle school that critical thinking is important, but it truly is the heart of creating thought-provoking writing. Critical thinking allows you to reason and correlate thoughts together, whether you're writing a persuasive essay, fantasy novel, or blog post.
When planning your blog, remember that valuable content drives traffic and attracts visitors. That means you'll need your content to be consistent while still standing out to your blog's target audience. But how do you get started planning a blogging calendar? Here's some content calendar ideas you can use to develop and create a schedule for your new hit blog.
If you run a website or blog, you probably know that your content creation strategy is the key to hooking and keeping readers. However, with so many writing sources for readers to choose from, you know the content you publish needs to stand out. But where do you start? Here's a list of the twelve … Continue reading Twelve Content Writing Tips You Should Know
Hundreds of blog posts, news articles, e-books, and brochures are published on the internet every day. That means when you're looking to share your writing, your work is headed into an already-competitive digital world. With so many topics for people to choose from, the way to grab and keep readers is to produce quality writing. Here's why content matters for unlocking success in your writing career.
With the end of the year approaching, many writers are starting to set writing goals for the New Year. This is the perfect time for you to think about your own writing career and reflect on your own goals for writing. But where should you start when setting out to achieve your writing dreams? Here's a step-by-step guide that will help you identify how to set writing goals for yourself.
If you're wondering if you should incorporate your blogging experience on a resume, that's awesome! Writers and bloggers who want to use their writing as professional experience know that their blog is a valuable aspect to their portfolio. Putting your blog on your resume helps you stand out from hundreds of applicants when looking for full time employment. Whether you're seeking to use your blog to get a full time writing gig or a job in your industry, here's how blogging showcases your most employable skills.
If you love to write, you probably have lots of word documents on your computer. While that's great, over time these items will clutter your desktop and make things harder to find. You should work to organize your writing projects in the best way you can. While it might be tempting to save everything to your desktop, over time you won't know what's what. You also might have lots of other things on your computer such as photos or videos you won't want to get mixed up with your writing projects. Here's some tips to help you organize the writing on your computer.
All writers looking to improve their talent, whether it's adjusting their sentence flow or writing more dynamic characters, seek good writing habits that make their writing better. After all, they say it takes at least ten-thousand hours to master a skill; that means writers work hard to put their best pieces together. Writers develop their talents over time with dedication and diligence to the craft. While there's no one size fits all strategy to make your writing better, you can start forming habits that can make your writing stronger. Here's ten easy habits you can use to begin improving today.
Proofreading with precision takes time, patience, and effort to develop on your own. However, if you're looking to become a better writing critic, consider using read aloud functions when proofreading. Think about it: whenever you read, you're listening to the words in your head. That's why so many people imagine character voices as they snuggle with their favorite books. Here's five benefits proofreading with audio helps you improve your writing.
Doubt is perhaps one of the biggest barriers between achieving our writing goals and keeping them dreams. Whenever we sit down to create, there's always that looming fear we just aren't good enough after all. All artists fear their work being rejected, criticized, ridiculed, and forgotten. ...and yet, doubt is healthy. Doubt in the creative process helps expand our creativity. If all creators went with the first idea that popped into their brain, they wouldn't experiment writing a paragraph or character differently. As writers, we should be looking to continue to imagine our characters, plot lines, scenarios, and prose in various brilliant lights. Here's how doubt contributes to the creative writing process.