How to Talk with Publishers and Agents

Posted @ 4:48 AM on December 13, 2020 by

Many writers feel self-conscious when sitting down with a publisher or literary agent. In any social situation, the key to reducing butterflies is to take the focus off yourself. Don’t worry about what they think of your ideas, whether or not they like you, just focus on the other person. The easiest way to do this is to ask people about themselves, about their writing, about how their day is going.  If you are genuinely interested in them, you will become interesting to them.Tags: Writing AmWriting
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No Blog Traffic? Here’s a Simple Strategy to Seduce Readers and Win Clients

Posted @ 8:29 AM on December 12, 2020 by

Is your blog still not converting readers into buyers? Henneke outlines a new strategy that helps you create an intimate relationship with your audience.Tags: Writing AmWriting copywriting
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9 Ways to Get Out of Your Rut and Create a Blast of Writing Energy

Posted @ 11:48 PM on December 10, 2020 by

Habits and routines are good. Ruts are not. A routine is all about established habits. A rut is about feeling stuck or bored. People can be creatures of habit. Routines are comforting and comfortable. I used to work with a designer who ate the same lunch every day for the 10 years I worked with him. A turkey and…Tags: Writing AmWriting selfpub epub
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3 Resources to Help You Publish the Content Your Audience Wants

Posted @ 6:58 PM on December 7, 2020 by

Are you delivering the right type of content to your audience? This week's Copyblogger Collection offers guidance for meticulous content creators.Tags: Writing AmWriting copywriting
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How to Write Blog Posts That Actually Attract New Clients

Posted @ 6:27 AM on December 6, 2020 by

First: Remember, Blogging is Another Piece of Marketing. And…Tags: Writing AmWriting copywriting
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CC Training–Affordable and 100% Customized to You, Your Goals, Your Learning Style

Posted @ 8:15 PM on October 9, 2020 by

CC Training--Affordable and 100% Customized to You, Your Goals, Your Learning Style http://iampariah.com/ #CreativeCloud iamPariah.com Creative professional print, web, and e-publishing software and workflow training, consulting, and education with Pariah S. Burke
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Where to Find Free Wi-Fi at U.S. and International Airports [INFOGRAPHIC]

Posted @ 3:09 PM on September 24, 2020 by

"For frequent fliers, nothing is more blissful than an airport with free Wi-Fi. But not every stopover location is so generous. Airfarewatchdog assembled two handy charts that detail everything you need to know about wireless connections at major airports in the United States and worldwide, from airports with free Wi-Fi to those with the most expensive Wi-Fi and usage limitations."
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Why Writing Isn’t Enough—The Savvy Writer’s Guide to Success

Posted @ 5:01 PM on September 17, 2020 by

Many of you introverted writer types are totally cringing right now. But if you want others to know what you’ve written, you have to do more than shut up and write. Writing is only half the battle. We have to market it—tell people about it and hope to God they’ll listen.Tags: Writing AmWriting copywriting
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Editing Clauses in Publishing Contracts: How to Protect Yourself

Posted @ 9:45 AM on July 20, 2020 by

Writers, on the other hand, need assurance that they will be a partner in the editing process, and that their work won't be changed in major ways without their permission.Tags: Writing AmWriting
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Singular They Drives Me Up a Wall (Grammar Gripe)

Posted @ 2:19 AM on July 20, 2020 by

Singular they is the use of they (or its inflected forms, such as them or their) to refer to an entity that is not plural, or not necessarily plural. Though singular they is widespread in everyday English and has a long history of usage, debate continues about its acceptability. It occurs in two main situations: Indeterminate gender – when they refers to an individual person of unknown or unspecified sex, as in, for example, "One student failed their exam". This usage is known as epicene they. Indeterminate number – when they has no definite antecedent, or can be interpreted as referring to either a singular or plural entity. This usage is also known as generic they. For example, in "Anyone who thinks they have been affected should contact their doctor", they and their are within the scope of the universal, distributive quantifier anyone,[1] and can be interpreted as referring to an unspecified individual or to people in general (notwithstanding the fact that "anyone" is strictly grammatically singular). In some cases, they is used even when both the number and gender of the subject are known, but the identity of the person is generic, e.g. "If some guy beat me up, I'd leave them." Though semantically singular or ambiguous, singular they remains morphologically and syntactically plural (e.g. it still takes plural forms of verbs).
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