Monday, May 25, 2015

The Top Five: Best Writing-Related Articles from May 18-22

5. "Tips for Time Management" on WildsoundFestivalReview.com

Link: http://bit.ly/1HsFoTN

Don't let the formatting of this post turn you away. It reads kind of cluttered, but the information provided is spot-on to help readers figure out how best to manage and coordinate the time we have each day. There are only twenty-four hours in a day. How can you make the best use of them?

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4. "10 Things You Need to Consider Before Starting Your Freelance Business" on Freelancers Union (Michelle Garrett)

Link: http://bit.ly/1FM7P2d

Included in this post is a practical list of things even current freelancers can learn from. Are you taking into account things like marketing, discipline, and networking? How do you know if you're really ready to take the leap? Start here.

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3. "3 Content Tweaks to Increase Your Blog Traffic Without Spending a Penny" on ProBlogger.net (Jawad Khan)

Link: http://bit.ly/1BlUM1U

Agents, editors, publishers, and prospective employers are all looking at the numbers these days. How many subscribers does your blog have? How many hits on your blog can you boast per month? Per week? Per day? What if you could do just a few simple things to see exponentially greater numbers of people coming upon your blog? This post is well-written, easy to follow, and contains some really helpful infographics to boot.

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2. "3 Traps to Avoid When Writing a Rough Draft" on The Write Practice (Marcy McKay)

Link: http://bit.ly/1LCuHC3

First drafts are hard. Nobody in the writing world is going to deny that point. There's possibly nothing harder, in fact, than sitting down to face that proverbial blank page and wondering just what the heck you're going to put there. Why not check out this article from the experts at The Write Practice and find out what you should actively avoid when trying to get that first draft on paper? Set yourself up for success going in.

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1. "6 Writing Lessons from William Zinsser" on Ragan's PR Daily

Link: http://bit.ly/1EtnH45

Speaking of writing experts, you won't find many more talented and well-versed in the craft than William Zinsser, who passed away on May 12 this year. His legacies of students and wisdom about writing will undoubtedly remain cherished to those in the industry. Here are six of his best and most memorable guidelines for writing.

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That's the lineup for the last week. What are you currently working on? What do you want to learn more about? What are you sick of hearing about?

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