The opportunity, or desire, or even perceived need to change things and try things and re-do things is stronger in some creative types than in others. Some people can — and will — just keep noodling things forever if you let them. Maybe until you tell them to stop. Maybe until you insist.
Warns S hirley Florence, a Professor of English at Dubuque Community College: “Words that sound the same but are spelled differently -- homonyms -- are a real stumbling block for writers in all areas, from student papers to blogs to marketing. It’s amazing, and sad, how often you can use the wrong word that sounds right.”
In my house, every surface owns a pile of books. Maybe two...maybe three...sometimes four or five or six different books (yes, I know I have a problem). What I've come to recognize through my voracious appetite for reading, though, is that the books I love most are often those where the world within becomes tangible as I turn the pages. How does an author do that, create a world you can see in your head just by writing words on a page? Sometimes it's as simple as changing out "Margot felt scared" for the sentence "Margot's heart thudded against her ribs and she gasped for air." It's the difference between telling and showing, and it can take a long time for writers to master the art of the latter - whether we're writing fiction or copy for websites or social media posts. Writing is writing.
In his most famous TEDx speech, “The Art of Innovation,” former Apple chief evangelist Guy Kawasaki outlined why businesses should ditch wordy, meaningless mission statements and define themselves with a two- or three-word corporate “mantra” explaining their unique contribution to the world. To...
Social media marketing relies, to some extent, on freelance writers. Writers are the most common kind of freelance worker in the US. How well does the freelance market treat freelance writers? And if your company employs them, do you treat them as well as other companies? Or maybe better?
Social networks differ in terms of their offerings and services, but they all have one thing in common: words. The right caption or call-to-action is more than just the icing on the cake, it’s the moment of connection between user to user. That's why it’s crucial to know how to write well for each of the mediums.
What qualities does good writing have? Whether you are reading a book or a Facebook post, good writing is easy to understand and it grabs you with an idea or an emotion. Sadly, there’s a lot of bad writing out there, especially on social media. There are several qualities that good writing has and when you’re creating content, you should consider them.
How do you identify a great copywriter? Is it their knowledge of the subject? Their ability to tell stories? Their grammatical abilities? In this post, Barry Feldman looks at the key qualities and traits brands should consider when hiring a writer - and what to look out for to avoid problems.