Writing Resources

We have collected writing resources such as articles and information products from the Internet and members' contributions.  The resources are arranged in the following categories of writing:
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Selected Articles & Stories....

How To Snag That Freelance Writing Job - Amber McNaught  So, you want to be a freelance writer.  You've scoured the Internet for the best paying writing jobs, and now you're ready to apply for some of them.  There's just one problem:  so are a few hundred other freelance writers, many of whom have a lot more experience than you do.
How To Use Google's Formula For Success, To Write Your Most Powerful Sales Copy Ever! - Craig Garber  Is it actually possible to use the same formula the mightyGoogle uses, to create your own compelling sales copy?  It is, and today I'm going to let you in on the verypowerful secret they use, so you can do exactly that.
Writing The Perfect Sales Letter - David Hennebery  Before you actually write the e-book we are going to write the sales letter first.  Now I suggest you write it in Microsoft Word and save it.  Then we can transfer it to the main “Sales site Page” when we are designing our basic site in step 5 The main reason we are writing our sales copy before we ever write a word in our e-Book is because it hasn’t actually being created yet, which means there is absolutely no limit what you can write in your sales letter.
Career Advice On Freelance Writing Jobs - Niall Cinneide  Sometimes the freelance writing jobs available are those that no one wants.  Or, they are those that new businesses are looking to fill.  You will not find postings for the best jobs and employment because many of those jobs go to individuals who already have an established career or a good working relationship with those businesses.
Five Secrets of Winning Book Proposals - Melissa A Rosati  Working in the publishing industry comes with a high expectation, especially from complete strangers.  After the causal ‘hello’ progresses to ‘what do you do,’ and my answer is ‘I am a publisher,’ the words, like fairy dust, work magic; and in the eyes of my conversation partner, I’m transformed into a glamorous Advice Goddess—would I mind reading this stranger’s book proposal?
How To Read When You're Writing - Sophfronia Scott  Many writers say it:  "I don't read when I'm writing".  They think it will contaminate their voice, that whatever style they're reading will somehow seep into their work and it really won't be theirs.
How to Find a Publisher for Your First Book - Gary R. Hess  Finding a publisher can be very strenuous.  In fact, it may even be harder than actually writing the book itself.  There are three things to remember when finding a publisher for your book:
My Favorite Expert Advice on Writing the Stories of Our Lives, Gleaned From My Favorite Books on the Subject - Lisa J. Lehr  This outline is adapted from a handout I give to my lifewriting students.  The points made here apply to writing in general as well as to writing our life stories in particular.  I.  Why should we write?
Fiction Writing Lessons from Shakespeare - Wendy Woudstra  Common advice in all fields of study is for the student to take lessons from a master.  Unfortunately for those who wish to write fiction -- either in plays or stories -- the most renowned and highest authority in the art of fiction-making is long dead.
Hooked On Books? Write A Book Review For Your Target Audience - Bonnie Jo Davis  If you are burned out with writing how-to articles to promote your business then consider writing a book review.  I recommend you write a review about a book you enjoyed that is related to your products or services.
Writing From An Amateur Perspective - Jeff Hargarten  So, you want to be a writer?  You probably have some background in writing, perhaps did well in school with the subject, or have simply always liked the idea of writing for fun and even for profit.
A Quick Start Guide To Writing Your Memoir - Sophfronia Scott  I've learned that when a person starts thinking about telling their life story, they tend to overthink it.  They get caught up in worrying about things such as what others will think and who would publish it.
Seven Ways to Select a Book Topic That Sells - Judy Cullins  Since a book title is the number one "Essential Hot-Selling Point" for your book, it's a good idea to choose one that sells well.  1.  Write what you are passionate about.  Write about a topic that will still interest you in two years.
Article Writing Tips From Spongebob Squarepants - Nicole Dean  Wisdom can be found in the most unexpected places.  Today, wisdom bubbled up from a pineapple under the sea.  I suddenly realized that everything you’d want to know about writing articles for your website can be taught by SpongeBob SquarePants and his friends.
My Favorite Errors to Correct (Don’t make these mistakes, and your writing will rise above most other writing.) Part 2 - Lisa J. Lehr  Negotiables:  These are rules that the experts largely agree can be broken to good effect.  In formal writing (such as a doctoral dissertation), the strict rules would still apply.  But in informal writing, such as writing an autobiography, looser rules are acceptable.

 
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