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10 Ways to Improve Search Engine Results. SEO is often a pretty big topic of discussion for bloggers.

10 Ways to Improve Search Engine Results

In fact, one of the most frequent questions I hear from our students at Elite Blog Academy is “What about SEO? Where is it on your priority list?” My answer is alway this: SEO is definitely something my team and I pay attention to. How to Write the Perfect Query Letter - Query Letter Example. One of the easiest ways to learn what makes a good, standard query letter is simply to see an example of one that does its job well.

How to Write the Perfect Query Letter - Query Letter Example

If you write fiction or narrative nonfiction, a query letter is your first (and often, your only) chance to get an agent interested in reading (and, with hope, signing) your work. » 29 Famous Writers’ Writing Rules. Most writers have their own special “rules for writing,” even if they don’t talk about them.

» 29 Famous Writers’ Writing Rules

Mine is to never write without having coffee first. How to Write a Blog: The 12 Dos and Don'ts of Writing a Blog. Thinking about writing a blog?

How to Write a Blog: The 12 Dos and Don'ts of Writing a Blog

Been writing a blog for some time now and have yet to establish any growth (and by “growth” I mean “increased pageviews”)? Over the past 10 years I’ve refined my blogging skills—that’s right, I started my first blog back in 2001 and it is so embarrassing by today’s standards that I’m almost unwilling to link to it … almost. Top 50 Writing Blogs for 2016. Today I have the honor of presenting the Top 50 Writing Blogs for 2016!

Top 50 Writing Blogs for 2016

Welcome to the THIRD annual Top Writing Blogs Awards on Positive Writer. The annual awards post for best Writing Blogs are a special treat for everyone, you’ll discover new blogs, celebrate and congratulate your favorite ones, and, if you’re one of the winners, enjoy a well deserved award of recognition for your hard work! The best-of-the-best blogs are chosen for: 1} quality of content, 2} how routinely they are updated, 3} the amount of reader engagement (comments and social media shares, etc.) and, 4} several blogs were selected from the list nominated by Positive Writer readers.

Be sure to visit all of the blogs and since there are quite a few, bookmark this post for future reference. And, of course, feel free to forward it to fellow scribblers in the Craft. Christian Poets and Writers. 34 Issues That Will Scare Readers Away From Your Author Website - Web Design Relief. Our Blunders, Your Gain. What the team at Our Write Side wish they had known about blogging before they began. - ProWritingAid.

When we heard that three of our favourite writing bloggers – Stephanie Ayers, Wendy Strain and A.L.

Our Blunders, Your Gain. What the team at Our Write Side wish they had known about blogging before they began. - ProWritingAid

Mabry – were joining forces and starting up a new writing website called, we were excited! We reached out and asked them if they would share what they have learned during their years in the blogosphere that might help bloggers who are just starting out. Here is what they had to say. Guest Post: by the Our Write Side team Stephanie Ayers, CEO When I started blogging five years ago, I didn’t understand what I was doing. This took a while coming. The best blogging platform. I started on Blogger. The proper way to use Categories and Tags. It has taken me almost five years to understand the concept and reasons behind “category” and “tag,” but I’ve finally got it. How to Write a Devotional: The Definitive GuideJerry Jenkins Writers Guild. Of all the markets open to new nonfiction writers, the devotional market is by far the most welcoming.

How to Write a Devotional: The Definitive GuideJerry Jenkins Writers Guild

To get the lowdown on this vast opportunity, I went to the leader in the field, my favorite writing teacher in the country, Dr. Dennis E. Hensley. Doc is chairman of the Department of Professional Writing at Taylor University and a monthly columnist for Christian Communicator magazine. He’s also the author of 60 books, including numerous devotionals, such as Surprises and Miracles of the Season: for Christmas and New Year’s (Beacon Hill Press), and More Than Meets the Eye and Man to Man (both Kregel Publishers).

Christian Poets and Writers: Blogging what, how, why, where. What Are My Writing Tips? It pays to read through your spam filter, sometimes.

What Are My Writing Tips?

Blog - Mary Harwell Sayler. The Big List of 189 Words That Convert. 31 Flares 31 Flares × “Join us!”

The Big List of 189 Words That Convert

“Sign up!” These phrases litter the huge variety of email newsletter boxes you’ll come across online, and they generally serve the same purpose: Click here to give us your email address. They serve the same purpose, but do they say the same thing? A new way of writing with confidence. The Writer's Workshop Series. Pixar’s 22 Golden Rules of Storytelling. Back in 2011, then Pixar storyboard artist Emma Coats (now freelancing) tweeted 22 rules of storytelling, according to Pixar.

Pixar’s 22 Golden Rules of Storytelling

Coats learned the ‘guidelines’ from senior colleagues on how to create appealing stories, tweeting the nuggets of wisdom over a 6 week period. Long Story Short. Periodic Table of Storytelling. Seekerville. The Renegade Writer. Make A Living Writing. FundsforWriters. Freelance Writing Jobs.

All Indie Writers. Seth's Blog. The Review Review. Author Media. Writer Unboxed. Writer Beware®: The Blog. Writing prompts. Story Starters. Anne R. Allen's Blog. Writers Free Reference. Creative Writing Forums. U.S. Copyright Office: WD Top. Preditors & Editors: WD Top. Writing Resources - Mary Harwell Sayler.

Searching for New Writing Markets? Try These Tips and Journals ( Are you a writer or a poet? Have you considered publishing in literary journals? Here are tips for finding markets, and a section with links to four paying journals. The Basics Whether you’re a novelist, a poet, or a short-story writer, you can benefit from having your work appear in literary journals. These journals publish a variety of literature, including micro fiction, short stories, poetry, and essays. Occasionally you will find journals published by brick-and-mortar publishers. Formats vary from online-only, to online-plus-printed-copy, to printed-only. Seven Tips From Ernest Hemingway on How to Write Fiction.

Image by Lloyd Arnold via Wikimedia Commons Before he was a big game hunter, before he was a deep-sea fisherman, Ernest Hemingway was a craftsman who would rise very early in the morning and write. His best stories are masterpieces of the modern era, and his prose style is one of the most influential of the 20th century. Hemingway never wrote a treatise on the art of writing fiction. He did, however, leave behind a great many passages in letters, articles and books with opinions and advice on writing. Stephen King On How To Write. The Internet Writing Workshop.

First 50 Words. Absolute Write. Fiction Writing. Writers Digest's 101 Best Writing Sites. WD: Creative Writing Prompts. Write a scene that includes a character speaking a different language, speaking in a thick accent, or otherwise speaking in a way that is unintelligibe to the other characters.


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