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Shift the Spotlight and Write Copy That Sells.

Reading Time: 3 minutesBelieve it or not, most businesses care more about themselves than their customers. I know. Crazy right? These are the businesses that are turning customers off in the twenty-first century. They write lame copy and pump out ineffective content which gives their potential customers nothing

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How Not To Stay Focused When Writing

Reading Time: 2 minutesI recently wrote an article called ‘How to Stay Focused When Writing.’ Well this morning, I looked at my to-do list and two hours of doing nothing later, it dawned on me – I am the worst procrastinator I know! I’m so unbelievably terrible at

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How to Write a Proposal That Slays and Gets The Job Every Time.

Reading Time: 4 minutesI’m writing this immediately after wrapping up a proposal to a potential new client who seemed interesting. I came up with the idea when I realised how quietly confident I was about getting this job. It dawned on me that I had a considerably long string of

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Must See Tips to Stay Focused When Writing

Reading Time: 3 minutesMany, many writers have a hard time staying focused when writing their novels, articles or pieces and for someone who simply wants to have a finished product in their hands – this can be painfully frustrating. I am one of those people whose mind is working

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Word of the Day – Acarophobia

Reading Time: 1 minute  Ever get the creepy-crawlies (not to be confused with the heeby-jeebies) when you see a bunch of bugs squiggling and squirming around? I believe everybody just answered yes. That could be today’s word of the day: acarophobia verb: 1. An extreme fear of small insects. 2.

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10 Great Female Writers Who Kick Ass

Reading Time: 3 minutes  How to be a Writer doesn’t need a special day to celebrate all the great female writers out there who have changed our world for the better. Check them out below. This list is not in any particular order because these artists are all

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Word of the Day – Menstruum

Reading Time: 1 minute  Starting this week off on a great note is a word which has its roots in Latin. Menstruum n. A solvent. Usage: “But Ikey was timid, and his hopes remained insoluble in the menstruum of his backwardness and fears.” O. Henry; The Best Short Stories of O. Henry; Modern Library; 1994. Join us on Facebook for

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How to Grab Readers’ Attention in The 21st Century

Reading Time: 3 minutes  At How to be a Writer we are committed to helping writers take off in the 21st century. This is not as easy as it sounds. The rules of yesteryear are becoming seemingly obsolete and we need to stay on top of the rapidly changing

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Word of the Day – Cocksure

Reading Time: 1 minute  Starting this week off on a great note is a word which I pepper throughout my word quite liberally because it makes me chuckle every time that I see it. If you’re not familiar with this one then I urge you to use it

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The Great Writers’ Timeline to Success

Reading Time: 4 minutesIf you want to be a writer then it’s prudent to take a leaf or two out of the books of those who have already made it. If you’re new then I highly recommend reading this first. Anywho. Today we’re going to take a chronological