Today’s writing tip is a little different as I am directing it solely to bloggers and blogging. One of the biggest obstacles to blogging (I think) is consistently pushing through posts on a regular basis that contain great content. What I mean by this: it is hard to post every day, or even every other… Continue reading Blogging Tip: Plan Ahead
What is the Pomodoro Technique? Set a timer for 25 minutes, and work. Then, take a break for 5 minutes. Then do it all over again. That, in a nutshell, is the Pomodoro Technique (PT). I’m pretty into productivity tools, but when I first read about PT, I thought it sounded too simplistic. I didn’t… Continue reading Writing Productivity: How I Use the Pomodoro Technique to Get More Done
If your well of ideas has run dry [we’re talking dust clouds wafting up from the bottom, I mean, even Lassie wouldn’t drop down there to save Timmy… that dry], just list a few of your favorite rationalizations for not writing. Honest, it can open up a whole new conversation…within yourself…or, at the creepy level,… Continue reading Writing Tip of the Day: Rationalization is your friend.
When most people start with a hobby like blogging, they won’t be going at it with the aim of making some money. Instead, this sort of pastime is something most people do because they enjoy it, choosing to give their free time to something which can help others. Of course, though, this doesn’t mean that… Continue reading From Blog To Business: Turning Your Fun Into Finance
If you’ve just started out with freelance writing, you must be aware of the scenario in the industry- the meagre pays and the supposedly ‘bulk’ work. And, if you are aware of it, you surely are disturbed by it. People working as content writers for rates as low as 15 ppw(paise per word)? How To… Continue reading How To Find High Paying Freelance Writing Jobs
We write to be heard. Writers who claim differently are only fooling themselves. While we bleed on a paper or on the canvas, all we really ask for is some attention, some affection. Ask yourself this, the last time you read a five page article or a full blown 500-page novel, did the title entice… Continue reading 3 Best Tips on Writing Irresistible Blog Titles
As an editorial manager, I do a lot of hiring. One of the most time-consuming, tiresome, sometimes amusing, sometimes appalling parts of the candidate screening process is reviewing resumes. When I see the following DON’TS, all I can do is think “What were they thinking?” Things that do not belong in your job application (that […]… Continue reading Outside Writing: “Dos and Don’ts Resumes and Job Applications-What I know now that I’m 30+” by editorialmania