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One of the most difficult aspects of article writing and marketing, is how to come up with fresh topics to write about. It is even more difficult to put your finger on ideas that are hot and related to your topic. Here are some suggestions to help you get those creative juices flowing again…
If you’re feeling bereft having finished your book, it can be hard to know where to turn for advice on your next read. If your acquaintances and family members are anything like mine, they’ll be keen to foist books on you that you must read – but it can be embarrassing to admit you hated the book that changed their life (The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho springs to mind), and aggrieving to realise how much valuable reading time you’ve lost wading through dross. Going it alone and simply stacking your trolley with whatever books are on Tesco’s 3 for 2 offer tends to yield similarly unsatisfying results. Here are a few suggestions for places to try for recommendations that will hit your literary spot.
Children’s books are the passion of many and if you have your own children you might have come up with some really cool stories. Are these stories good enough to share with others in the format of a book or should they stay your private tales?
This kind of thing happens a lot. Rushing to make our point, we summarize and condense the life out of our stories.
Blogging is held up in many circles as the epitome of the personal project. Blogs are praised for their focus on the personality of the blogger, the flexibility of the medium and the relatively limitless topics that can be blogged on. Let’s have a look at some of the pros and cons alike of dedicating a blog to a particular topic.
A handy tool for script writers, script treatments are a step-by-step shorter version of the script you are working on. They may be used to pitch your scripts upon their completion or act as a broad framework for you to work within. Such literary compositions are always written using present tense and are invariably without dialogue or with very few dialogues.
The book entitled, “The Penny Pinchers Club” written by Sarah Strohmeyer was a surprising delight. I read it on my airline flights and it was an easy read.
Sometimes a topic just isn’t working – you can tell when you’re writing it, and you can tell when you’re reading it. Maybe the humor is forced, tired, or rote. Maybe the blogger didn’t go into the same level of interesting side detail that he usually does, or perhaps her topic looks like she fell back on a safe and reliable piece
There are numerous ways to get a blog noticed and mentioned online. Some are good and others are atrocious. We’re all aware of “that guy” who simply joins conversations online and says, “Wow, that’s interesting. Hey, have you read my blog about…”
I’ll admit to a teensy weeny smidgen of envy towards J K Rowling. No – not the massive fame and fortune side of things. I envy her ability to conjure up a person’s character with a name: Hasn’t she just nailed it? Take Harry for starters:
Now that you have a great idea for a project, do you share it? Although there are benefits to giving it a try among friends and fellow writers, you should carefully consider keeping it a secret.
Certain concepts just carry over well from print journalism. The
press release, the tried and true method of updating the public
on an organization’s affairs, is an example of just how well
such a concept can survive
In this ever-changing 21st century, with all its rapid technological advances, we tend to take in information in short blasts. We read emails and text messages quickly, surf the web, often in haste, flitting from page to page via links. We also tend to read fewer newspapers, magazines and longer articles of substance.
Since you are reading this, it is pretty clear that you are already aware of the popularity and prospective value of information based marketing. It’s so popular that there are more than enough articles on the Web to keep the average person……
If you’ve worked hard creating an eBook and now you’re wondering how to sell it, you will be glad to know that Amazon.com has low-cost options that will allow you to easily reach tens of millions of customers quickly.
3 Great Summer Reads by Patricia Anne McGoldrick.
Summer reads are always top on my list for vacation plans.
Sure, it is great to visit the heritage sites, travel to the shores of lake and ocean; but, there is something special about settling down in a comfortable spot with a cool drink and an interesting book.
What does it take to effectively start your path toward becoming a freelance travel writer? What skills, experience, tools, education, and temperament are best suited for success as a travel writer?
Every piece written in poetic verse must have life and it must be able to speak clearly. It is the poet’s responsibility that his poem must have to convey some emotions. A poem without emotion seems dead and it looks like it did not exist in the literary world.
I just proofread my latest book. My publisher wanted me to look it over before forwarding it to the printer. Two months had passed since I last proofread the book and I was surprised at the number of errors I found. Some words were singular when they should have been plural. Two Internet addresses were incorrect. Words had been lost due to text editing.
The Perfects have risen from the earth to save the planet from total destruction.
It is 12/12/2012; the end of the Mayan calendar. The world leaders, through their greed and lust for power, have triggered their arsenal of nuclear weapons.
“Sen turk` konusur musun?”
A tall police officer with remarkable green eyes and immaculate uniform asked the question as he placed a bottle of tepid water on the table. I speak only English. Why am I here? Read Kate William’s story with a twist…
A thin, delicate figure, with wings like glass and wide black eyes, Gluttony is the youngest of the Seven Sins. Her Court and she drift languidly through the forests of the world, accompanied by mellifluous music and the intoxicating scent of spring.
Telling short stories is something that comes naturally to Sir Jeffrey Archer. His entertaining, stylish and witty short stories are just the right showcase for his expertise of characterization as well as unexpected plot twists in the story. The book And Thereby Hangs a Tale gives you all the reasons to understand why Jeffrey Archer is one of the bestselling authors of the world.
Snow, ice and then a hint of fog. Boxing Day a time for keeping warm and feeding off festive calories whilst dozing and sipping mugs of tea. I have had Susan Hill’s The Woman in Black for several years and nearly read it but then passed over it for something less forbidding and dare I say, more overtly thrilling.
I knew I was being foolish, following my instincts again instead of thinking sensibly. But it was too late. He stepped through the doorway behind me and, out of the corner of my eye, I saw the two dog-walkers disappear over the brow of the hill. We were alone, the boy and I, alone among the treasures of art,
‘Write about what you know’. It is a piece of advice much used and abused…