Tag Archives: confident writing

How do you know when you’ve got to the point

I was writing the other day about ‘telling it in ten’, my (current) top tip for confident writing.  The gist of it was learning to stand back from your writing and identify the key message - which should be tellable in ten words or less.  One of the comments on this post reminded me of [...]

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Ten words to tell it: my best confident writing tip

One of the things I enjoy most about blog writing is the comments, connections, conversations and questions that flow from it.  It’s an open rather than a closed form of a writing.  And some of the best comments and questions come back to prompt, challenge, inspire - and sometimes even haunt - you.  I got [...]

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Favourite writing quotes

I love quotes on writing.  They provide food for thought for me as writer and - I hope - for you as reader.  They’re also great for beating blogger’s block - or making plans to cover your blogging holiday I’ve gathered a lot of quotes over the years, including a great set from ThinkExist that [...]

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Your favourite search term

How do people reach your blog or website?  What are the words that get typed into the search engines before your readers find you? Darren Rowse is running a competition to guess the most popular search term for his Problogger site.  It got me thinking about what I’d learnt so far about ways that people [...]

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Writers on writing: some Friday night links

There’s always so much to learn about writing from those who write for a business.  Here are some links you might want to check out: An A-Z of tips for beating writer’s block from the folk at Polon Copywriting Brian Clark at Copyblogger with seven writing sins to add to his classic post on the [...]

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