Monday, April 6, 2015

The Top Five: Best Writing-Related Articles from March 30-April 3

5. "How to Get a Million Visitors to Your Website: Part 1" on Cernovich.com (Mike Cernovich)

Link: http://bit.ly/1PcyKIe

Static websites and blogs (where next to nothing is posted on a consistent basis) will never garner you the following you need to get Google and other search engines to notice you, much less list your site or blog for applicable keyword searches. Check out this post to find out how one blogger upped his audience ... just by posting more often.

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4. "The Intimate Dissection of a Novel" on Original Bunker Punks (Beth Teliho)

Link: http://bit.ly/1GYV5W1

This post is a semi-tongue-in-cheek timeline of how the average writer goes from idea to published novel, with all the angst and self-doubt in between. A humorous read to begin your week!

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3. "Use Good Words, Not Bad Ones" on The Economist

Link: http://econ.st/1GYVgkc

A relatively brief but very well-written opinion piece presenting the other side of the argument, in true "devil's advocate" form, on why verbs and nouns have so long been considered "good" writing words and adjectives and adverbs bad ones. Your thoughts on the age-old debate?

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2. "How to Promote Your Website with Guerrilla Marketing" on 2MarketAWebsite.com

Link: http://bit.ly/1Gh7KEP

There are dozens of different marketing opportunities and tools these days. Have you heard about guerrilla marketing? This post defines it, analyzes its usefulness, and gives you the overall inside scoop on an up-and-coming phenomenon.

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1. "2015 April PAD Challenge: Tips" on Poetic Asides via Writer's Digest (Robert Lee Brewer)

Link: http://bit.ly/1EYWeIt

April is National Poetry Month, and Robert Lee Brewer with Writer's Digest runs a poem-a-day challenge this month. Celebrate poetry ... try your hand at writing it! Think inspirational prompts, the chance to write every day, and an already-extant community for support. Can't get better!

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There's the lineup for last week. What do you like best?

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