From Cheryl's Writing Crate
My last post was written from my sick bed, my very sick bed, as I battled the flu. A week later, I'm feeling almost human again, but still not like my usual, perky self. As a busy mom of 8 kids, I've learned to go with the flow in almost any situation, and being sick is one of them, especially when I'm the one sick!
Because I'm not back to feeling 100%, I thought for this week's post I would share a wonderful article I read from EzineArticles. It's a combination of insightful, motivating, and useful tips that every writer can use when in need of some inspiration. I hope you find a few that will help you continue on your journey to be the best writer you can be, and please feel free to share with others!
Every month @EzineArticles provides well over 100 useful tidbits of information and training - We've gathered some of the best ones from January right here. Retweet any of them for motivation or to share with your Twitter followers.
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Quotes and Ideas
- "A professional writer is an amateur who didn't quit." -- Richard Bach. Solidify your Expert Author status - don't give up on your articles.
- "Every artist was first an amateur." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson. You've got to start somewhere in order to improve. If not now, then when?
- "Write with the door closed, rewrite with the door open." -- Stephen King. Write and open yourself up to feedback.
- "I firmly believe every book was meant to be written." -- Marchette Chute. You have something to say and your readers want to hear it!
- "Style is to forget all styles." -- Jules Renard. Blaze your own writing trail and deliver original work for higher quality.
Article Writing and Grammar
- Your title is the first thing people look at - make it count.
- Grammar Matters Tip: Advice (noun; guidance) vs. Advise (verb; to offer guidance) ... "Need ADVICE? We can ADVISE you!"
- What do i.e., except, advise, bare, and forth have in common? They're all misused too often! Read more at ow.ly/gVxDV
- Silence is golden. Find a quiet spot to produce high-quality, error-free articles at a faster pace.
- A vs. An - A guide to this indefinitely mind-boggling English rule: ow.ly/gwx7y
EzineArticles Tips and Training Snippets
- Writer's block? Don't get discouraged. Get up, take a walk, and come back later to write.pic.twitter.com/TqQjGMcP
- Focus on consistency to practice your quality. Write an article a day and youll produce superb content in no time. pic.twitter.com/Swqpn1pe
- Starting an article is a great first step; finishing it is even better. Keep working at it!pic.twitter.com/aQah69R0
- What's your song? The heart of your passions? Your interests? Share it with readers!pic.twitter.com/PdOo6cWS
- Making mistakes is part of learning. Grow from them and you'll achieve your goals in no time!pic.twitter.com/dMXM5YsB
EzineArticles Inside Information
- Discover how another expert's article on planning, self-confidence, and success can help you write confidently at ow.ly/h5ITa
- Should you use voice transcription software? If it's 8x's faster than writing, then why not?! Join the discussion ow.ly/gPg5b
- Top 7 insider tips to get back on track with your goals to build exposure and increase traffic:ow.ly/h7Nfm
- Give yourself a little link love by ensuring your author photo is at least 154 pixels tall. Discover why: ow.ly/h3z6c
- Did you know that many Expert Authors featured on our blog were found because they engaged with us on our blog? Why: ow.ly/gSqpI
- Avert disaster by watching out for these top 7 repurposing content snafus: ow.ly/gB841
- Fill in the blank: To motivate myself to write articles, I _____________.
- Don't let quality take a back seat in your articles! Watch the video atfacebook.com/photo.php?v=10...
- Fill in the blank: I was ______ when I thought of my last article. At the store? In line at the bank? At home?
- The Article Masters Marathon Challenge: 365 articles. 365 days. Are you ready?! ow.ly/gtL6l
- "I am an inventor and a writer and wordsmith." - Terry Weber, Expert Author. Retweet this if you share Terry's passion!