Looking for gifts for your writer friends? Here are some books for writers that are certain to be hits, especially as they can be used to hone their skills AND are enjoyable, too. Get yourself some, too! [Read more…]
Don’t we all? There is always room for improvement in personal finance, after all. And, even if you have it all together personally, you might meet clients in the personal finance and stock investing space.
We all know the importance of libraries even in today’s context. Especially in today’s context. However, we also realize that this sector is facing massive challenges, and it is up to us who comprehend its significance and role to offer support. So, here at FWJ, we’re promoting Be the Change Supporting the American Library Association. [Read more…]
Freelance writing takes grit.
You have to put your faith in your own talent and strike off on your own, without the comfort of an office job and stable paycheck.
Freelance writing also requires thinking outside the box in terms of what you write, who you write for, and building up your portfolio. Creativity is in your ink. [Read more…]
Here’s a harsh truth: getting straight A’s in high school English doesn’t make you a killer copywriter. It’s a profession, and like other professions, there are skills and strategies that you need to learn and master.
It’s true that you need a certain amount of natural writing talent, but you also need to learn the rules. Just like a baker has to learn how to separate eggs, or a mechanic has to learn how to use a wrench, copywriters need to learn how to craft a killer headline and create captivating content.
The good news is that there are plenty of free guides to help you acquire those skills and learn how to wield the tools of the copywriting trade. And one of them is by the content marketing guru, Neil Patel, which can be found here. [Read more…]
If you find that mundane day-to-day tasks steal away a lot of your time, making it harder for you to focus on the more important tasks at hand, it’s likely you’re keen to find ways to increase productivity and streamline your working day. [Read more…]
How’s your Christmas gift list coming along?
If you’re still on the hunt for a something for your writer friends, we’ve got you covered.
This gift guide for Christmas offers practical yet fun gifts that the recipient will appreciate. Forget the knick-knacks that will gather dust. Or stocking stuffers that scream “I forgot to get you a gift early on, so I had to grab whatever I could!”
We’ve picked these gifts for writers simply because we know you’ll want them – we know we do! Oh, and they’re so good you can give them all year round.
Once upon a time, there was the hum-drum office space, where people would gather from far and near, take to their desks and work. Then came the internet. Soon after, forward-thinking companies like Apple and Google formed huge corporate community workspaces. Then came social media. Soon after that, the “startup” appeared on the scene, mirroring the corporate workforce, but fusing into a smaller network of guerrilla entrepreneurs. [Read more…]
“So avoid using the word ‘very’ because it’s lazy. A man is not very tired, he is exhausted. Don’t use very sad, use morose. Language was invented for one reason, boys – to woo women – and, in that endeavor, laziness will not do. It also won’t do in your essays.”
― N.H. Kleinbaum, Dead Poets Society
I’ve always thought that lazy writers are worse than “bad” writers – writers who just need to hone their craft. If we were to live by the quote above, I suppose I just revealed how I think of myself as a writer – at times, at least.
There is no point in denying it – I use “very” more than I should.
How about you? Are you aware of how often you use the word? [Read more…]