Tag Archives: Writing Tips

Blog Writing Tips from 100 Successful Bloggers

As you might expect there were a whole lot of tips on blog writing from the gathering of 100+ successful and outstanding bloggers in Chicago at the weekend. Here are some that stuck out for me - not direct quotes but close enough for me to attribute them to the speakers. They’re structured around some [...]

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Mark Twain On Writing With Impact: A Post I Didn’t Write

I was going to write a clever Copyblogger-inspired post with Mark Twain quotes and writing tips to go. I was going to write a Cosmo-style round up of impact-full "Dos" and "Don’ts", turned round for extra effect.  ("Don’t bother to break up your paragraphs.  Your writing’s so good that people will choose to read it [...]

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Give your writing a workout: writing tips from the Confident Writing community

Wouldn’t it be great to be a lean, mean, writing machine? Too right. This month’s compilation of writing tips from the Confident Writing community is inspired by Brad Shorr’s question, with a whole host of ways to give our writing greater impact. Cut the word flab I always try to eliminate adjectives. It seems to [...]

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A haggis maker’s guide to writing well

We’re fast approach Burns Night (with something extra special in store for you here) which means that thoughts of haggis are in the air. Now I know that haggis isn’t everyone’s cup of tea (and as a vegetarian that’s me too, though the veggie version is pretty tasty)… Continue reading

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50 words to pitch your blog: a writing challenge for business bloggers

Can you describe your blog in 50 words or less? That was the challenge I set myself as part of the redesign of the Confident Writing blog. I was looking for a piece of text that would a) welcome new readers and introduce the blog and b) generate some eye movement down the page, anchored [...]

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