10 Articles on Writing

  • Behind the Blog: How I Write an Entry-Get Rich Slowly
    In this article, the author outlines how the process of how he creates articles for his blog. He shows through his own experiences how an article takes much time and planning to create before it is ever even nearly ready to be published.
  • Writing and Remembering: Why We Remember What We Write-Dustin Wax
    In this article, the author explores the reasons why we tend to remember things that we write down. One example of this is note-taking at a meeting. Once a person has taken down the information in writing, he or she may not need to refer back to the notes because the information was put into memory while being written down. There are some psychological factors that the author researches to further clarify the connection between writing and memory.
  • How to Write in 140 Characters or Less-Dustin Wax
    With the recent popularity of the social media website, Twitter, it might be difficult for those used to unlimited writing space to create an effective piece with that small of an allocation. However, according to the author, there are ways to convey the full intended meaning and impact of a traditional-length post within this 140 character limit.
  • How to Write an Effective Letter, and Why You Should Do It, Too-The Simple Dollar
    At times, our society gets caught up in the fact that we no longer have to wait for “snail mail” to arrive, carrying information. However, the value of the traditional letter is mot something that has changed with technological advancements. The value of the traditional letter over an email, is that email is so widespread and commonly used today, that a letter will immediately be noticed.
  • Writing E-mail That Gets Answered-Chris Brogan
    Sometimes getting someone to answer an email can turn out to be a big hassle. This article provides some helpful tips as to how a person can write emails that are not shoved aside.
  • How to Write Something Worth Reading-John Wesley
    Sometimes researching on the Internet can become quite a chore. Oftentimes irrelevant information can make doing even the simplest of projects a frustrating mess. This article provides tips on how not to contribute to the lesser-quality writing that is available on the Internet today.
  • HowTo: Attract an Audience by Writing with Style-John Wesley
    Writers that are just beginning to publish on the Internet must often wonder what they can do to separate themselves from the rest of the numerous writers doing the same. This article advises beginning writers to incorporate their personalities into their writing in order to make what is written an enjoyable read for the public.
  • Ten Timeless Persuasive Writing Techniques-Brian Clark
    There are times when we all must face some certain issue and make a decision as to where we stand on that issue. One of the major purposes of writing throughout the ages has been to convince others that our own views are a valid standpoint. This article gives some guidelines on how to use the written word as a persuasive tool.
  • Polish Your Writing to Professionalism-Thursday Bram
    Sometimes even one simple error can cause a whole undertaking to fail. Writing is not any different, in many ways. The author of this article emphasizes that fact that, even one small typo or misuse of grammar can make a writer sound lazy or simply a lack of polish.
  • George Orwells’ 5 Rules for Effective Writing-John Wesley
    Hemingway was once criticized for using the vernacular in his writings instead of what he referred to as a “ten dollar word.” However, it is true that jargon and lengthy words do not necessarily impact a reader any more than the plain-English counterpart. The author of this article tells is that short, concise statements are often more effective than a long and complex explanation.

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