Monday, December 1, 2014

The Top Five: Best Writing-Related Articles from November 24-28

5. "Writing Goals and Objectives. Go Ahead -- Dream!" on Head & Heart Cafe (Raymond Philippe)

Link: http://bit.ly/15Jue1y

Another perspective on how to write out goals and break them down into measurable, attainable objectives, and why that only makes sense as a motivational tool. This article is for writers, bloggers, freelancers, and anybody who has ever wanted to accomplish something but found himself or herself stymied about how to start.


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4. "9 PD James Quotes Every Writer Needs to Read" on BuzzFeed (Daniel Dalton)

Link: http://bzfd.it/1FAdNB8

British author PD James passed away on Thursday, November 27 last week at ninety-four years old. Browse the quotes listed in this post for inspiration and wisdom, and let me know in the comments which one(s) touched you most deeply.


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3. "The Strange World of Computer-Generated Novels" on The Verge (Josh Dzieza)

Link: http://bit.ly/1AQgYow

A fascinating look at novels produced by algorithms ... no, I'm not kidding. It's amazing what can be accomplished with mathematics these days. Find out about NaNoGenMo (National Novel Generation Month) and the extents to which some people go to produce a novel by less-than-conventional means.


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2. "10 Blogging Podcasts to Subscribe To" on Internet Marketing Ninjas (Ann Smarty)

Link: http://bit.ly/15Jvh1s

All bloggers should take five minutes to browse this invaluable survey of excellent podcasts. Of the ten briefly profiled, I had only heard of two, and the other eight proved to be just as helpful in terms of content generation and every other aspect of blogging you could think of.


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1. "10 Ways to Get More Eyeballs on Your Posts [INFOGRAPHIC]" on Ragan.com (Kevin J. Allen)

Link: http://bit.ly/1xZYfV0

Who doesn't love infographics these days? This offering will capture your attention whether you're a blogger or a freelancer or a writer, given its down-to-earth usefulness and clever recommendations for ensuring that your content gets as big an audience as it deserves. Building your platform? Start here!


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Let me know in the comments which articles were your favorites from last week, and why!

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