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ENTREPRENEUR-ISM: The Gospel of Entrepreneurship [FREE DOWNLOAD]

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6 Ways to Leverage Technical Articles

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Technology vendors often contribute bylined articles to trade journals. The articles are great exposure for these companies but they don't come cheap – the trades rarely pay for these articles but the vendors spend time and resources to assign pieces, write them, approve them and submit them. Your PR agency can help your clients leverage their investment by wringing top value out of these articles. Here are some possibilities: Reprints White papers Product briefs Booklets Speech outline and handouts Reprints It's pretty galling to contribute a byline to a publication, only to turn around and spend major bucks for reprint rights. But reprints are good things: they significantly increase your client’s exposure to the market. Make sure you use the reprints anywhere you can, including press kits, presentation handouts and conference take-aways. Post them on your site too. Even if you haven’t paid for electronic rights you can probably link to the publication’s

Articles Writing and Keyword Density

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Articles have been known to be the driving force in driving traffic to a website. Articles are a factor in giving site high rankings in search result pages. The higher a site ranks the bigger slice of the traffic flow pie he gets. With a huge number in traffic flow, there are more profits and more potential for other income generating schemes as well. But, it is not just about stuffing your site with articles; they have certain requirements as well. These requirements must be met to obtain the maximum benefits an article will provide for your site. Here are some tips to help you and assist you in making your articles. Below you will read about four things all articles must have to make it successful and helpful in making your site a profit earning and traffic overflowing site. An article must always be centered on the keywords and keyword phrases. As each website visitor goes to a site, there are those who are just merely browsing but actually looking for a specific something

Book Development: How To Create Tantalizing Titles And Sensational Content

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Years ago when Napoleon Hill's famous manuscript on building wealth was ready for publication, it had no title. His publisher called and said, "If you don't come up with a title by tomorrow morning, I'm going call it "USE YOUR NOODLE AND MAKE A BOODLE." Distraught, Napoleon Hill began playing with words and throughout the course of the night came up with the classic title, "THINK AND GROW RICH." Have you read Think and Grow Rich? [If not, you need to head to your local bookstore, or library, and pick up a copy.] It is one of the most best selling books of all time – probably due to its name. Hey, it's a great book because of what's inside the book. The contents are incredibly powerful ...but, I'm not sure how many people would have bought it with a title like Use your Noodle and Make a Boodle. Would you have? Not me. There are many, many other examples throughout history where books were written and published unsuccessful

Choose Great Research Topics

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Doing research and writing research papers does not actually have to be as horrible as everyone makes it out to be. I have learned to enjoy the process of research from start to finish. Call me crazy if you will, but I guarentee that the future of your educational career can be much more enjoyable if you learn now to enjoy research. For me, enjoying it started with choosing the right research topics. Whether you are in high school, college, gradudate school or are writing for your doctorate degree, research is an inevitable part of education. For me, it wasn't until I was nearly finished with my undergraduate college degree that I had a revelation about research that changed my whole perspective. These are the simple and somewhat obvious things that came to me. First, I had to do research projects and papers to make it through school. There was no way around it. Second, I knew from experience that everything in life is harder when you do not enjoy what you're doing. I det

Does It Summarize?

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I go through an interesting writing exercise regularly: I take magazine articles and write abstracts of them for a newsletter client. The challenge involves taking an article, one that normally ranges from 1,000 to 3,000 words, and condensing it into a few hundred words. That means I need to get the essence of the article squarely in my sights and to write about it in my own words. When I go through that exercise, I'm amazed at the number of articles, many from highly respected business magazines, that don't have integrity. An article has integrity when the writer started out with a central idea, developed it well, and reached a conclusion involving that idea. For example, the writer might start with an anecdote, using the anecdote to illustrate a problem. She then goes on to explain why this problem deserves our attention. That's followed by one or several potential solutions, and the pros and cons of each one, along with a recommendation or two. She concludes

Documenting Everything: Your Journal is Your Logbook

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Sailors had it for years. Great explorers had it as well. If you go on an expedition to an ancient Aztec mound, more than likely the archaeologist will have one too - so, why shouldn't you own one? No, I'm not speaking of the scurvy that plagued the sailors! No, I'm not speaking of the Loch Ness Monster or Bigfoot, whom explorers claimed to have seen in snowy Manitoba winters. Nor am I speaking of a lost city, which was never truly lost, but simply buried under mounds of earth and recently dug up by an archaeologist. I'm speaking of journals. Journals? Yes! Keeping a journal can be just as much of an adventure as sailing the high seas, exploring unknown Canadian wilderness or digging in the dirt to find buried treasure. Journals have been a source of reflection for centuries. My suggestion is to look at your writing career as if you're an explorer analyzing new-found land; an archaeologist digging up new artifacts and renaming them and so on... How can y

Deadline Management

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“When length is a problem, I'd rather cut out sections -- entire thoughts -- than chisel off the texture and color from the most important parts of the story. Cutting is hard and painful work, but I'd rather do it myself than leave it to someone who doesn't know the story as well as I do." - Warren Wolfe For some the idea of actually having writing deadlines would be a dream come true. They enjoy writing, but have never experienced the ruthless demand of completing an article by a preset time. Deadlines have been the nemesis of writers for generations. Writers are notorious for seeing a deadline as being so far in the future the need to work on an article ‘right now’ seems nonexistent. In the end they simply make a mad dash to the finish line hoping they have everything in place to make the article shine. I find that when I write on deadline, my stuff sometimes reads better, because I don't spend as much time trying to write the perfect sentence or captur

From Manuscript To Novel A Short Guide

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What do you do now that you have finished that great manuscript?  Many believe you can simply start sending it out to agents or publishers sometimes even both.  However this is simply not true, just because you have created this riveting tale, you cannot send it out and expect it to be published right then.  No, there are many aspects to being published and even more frauds out there, where the only goal is to con you out of your money.  Filling their pockets and leaving yours empty and your dream of being published unfulfilled.  So what to do, where to turn, who do you trust, who do you ask?  Well the first thing is take that perfect manuscript and reread each and every word and prepare to rewrite, if you are like many authors out there who have a hard time seeing their own mistakes then join a critique group.  These groups are designed to help writers, and many have guidelines to follow so that your critique is accurate and fair.  Once you have joined the group, redone your mis

Have You Plotted Your Story Before Writing It?

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Creative Writing Tips – The writer, who doesn’t have the time to plot, always finds the time to rewrite.  Sound familiar?  I’ve been guilty of this too, back in the early days of my writing apprenticeship. I was so eager to get stuck into writing my story that I wouldn’t bother with plotting. Plotting gives you a sense of direction. It’s your map, which will lead you to write your story. Leaping into the unknown rarely works. Without a plot several things can happen…. Our stories aren’t focused We lose our way Our characters don’t come to life because we don’t take the time to develop them We get stuck The story strays from us And all this happens when we haven’t figured everything out first. Your plot is the foundation of your story. It’s the skeleton, which will hold your story together. Your plot is there to work everything out first – to see if it can be worked out, and then flesh out that skeleton with other elements that make a story.

How to Catch the Writing Bug

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If you earn income as a writer, or use writing as a marketing tool, you know how difficult it can be at times to write. I started writing for my website and newsletter a few years ago. Sometimes it would be two or three weeks between articles. Sometimes writing would be torture. Then one day I caught the writing bug. Now I write two or three articles each day. I don't have to struggle for topic ideas. I have thousands of good ideas to choose from. Instead, now I struggle to limit the scope of areas that I will write about. What happened to cause this change? I caught the writing bug. The writing bug is contagious, and by reading this article, you too will catch the writing bug! How to Choose a Topic The most difficult part of the writing process is choosing a good topic. A good topic is one that other people want to read about and one that is interesting enough for you to write about. Here's how to create a notebook full of great topic ideas. - Use a three-ring n

How to Create Characters that will Make Your Readers Cheer

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Imagine baking a chocolate cake with bakers chocolate and no sweetener. You would have a cake with no flavor, yet somehow manage to leave a nasty taste in your mouth. The same can be said of characters who haven't had been fully developed and spiced up a bit. A hero or heroine with no history or depth will leave the same acrid taste in your reader's mouth. He will open the book to sample it and never sink his teeth into it again. Before writing your book create an outline of each character. This should include: character's history likes and dislikes best friend worst enemy biggest problem hidden strengths and talents Then take a few pages and develop a full profile on your character, even if many of these details will never be seen in your book. Why is this important? If you don't know your characters, your readers never will. Worse yet they will come off as flat and uninteresting. Ex. Matt went to school. He got into a fight with Peter and

Combating Writer's Depression

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Depression is something every writer I've known faces. When you sit at your desk staring at the blank page you think of a million things, hardly any of which belong to the story your're trying to write. Did I pay the gas bill? Will they shut me off today? Was my daughter's recital this Friday or next? Did I forget to feed the dogs? Soon, these thoughts turn into: What am I doing at this desk? I'll never make it as a writer. God! Two rejections in one week! This must be hell because nothing can be as bad as this. Why do we write? Why do we sit down for hours all alone, just thinking and imagining? Most writers just want to be heard. We are observant, intelligent, and gifted people who want our voices, our words on the page. To be read, remembered, recognized, but mostly we love the written word. We love to read. My life as a child had its ups and downs, but the insecurities never really left. These same insecurities still rub at me while I'm at my writing des

What Is Freelance Copy Editing?

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Freelance copy editing isn't just a simpler offshoot of freelance writing in general, but an important discipline in its own right -- and a rewarding one. To become a successful copy editor you need to know how to use style guides. With some exceptions, editors of newspapers, magazines, and other print publications require you to write in a homogeneous style, both to compensate for writers with occasionally sloppy spelling and usage and to ensure consistent terminology over time. (This is important with newspapers: the names of foreign leaders, organizations, and other foreign-language nouns are often subject to variant spellings.) The most commonly used style guides include AP (Associated Press), MLA (Modern Language Association), and Chicago. Any budding freelance copy editor would do well to own a copy of each of these, and to become familiar with their use before applying for jobs. Prospective employers will not hire copy editors who lack knowledge of style guides. Use

8 Ways To Write Better Instantly

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Is it possible to improve your writing instantly? The answer, happily, is “yes.” While researching a book on famous speeches and essays, I found eight easily correctable mistakes writers often make. Here they are…and how to correct them instantly. 1. UNFOCUSED SUBJECT – Focus on a single theme only. Every sentence and paragraph should reinforce that topic. 2. TOO LONG – Abraham Lincoln crafted his Gettysburg Address in less than 300 words. Unless I’m specifically asked to do otherwise, I try to condense my work to one double-spaced single page (about 250 words). 3. WEAK PREMISE – Can you state the major focus of your message in 20 words or less? 4. NO ATTENTION-GRABBER – The first sentence or two must quickly attract the reader. Two ways to do this: (a) ask a question or (b) reveal a discovery. 5. UNLINKED PARAGRAPHS – Each paragraph should logically lead to the next. One way some writers do this: (a) quickly write several paragraphs on a subject; ((b) prioritize them; (

Get An Attitude About Your Writing

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Writer John Clausen, in his excellent book about freelance writing: Too Lazy To Work, Too Nervous To Steal, recommends that you get an attitude about your work. And he's right. Many writers are submissive. This attitude brings out the worst in others. It leads to people in a position to pay you for your work taking massive advantage of you, because they figure that you're not going to do anything about it. Heck, it leads to business people --- editors, publishers and anyone who hires writers ---  taking advantage of writers in general. So, while you're standing up for yourself, tell yourself that you're standing up for writers everywhere. Because you are. Getting an attitude doesn't mean that you are rude or aggressive. You should be completely polite and professional at all times. However, you do need to be assertive. And to believe in yourself. As Clausen rightly points out, whenever someone hires you to write something, or buys from you, they want to

When The Writer Is Dead

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Imagine – the sun pouring in, the fingers feeding in on the typewriter, a turgid film of sweat on the gristly brow, a tackling writer milling in the temerity to finish a single draft, 700 words or maybe 7000 words. A kind of unremitting perseverance that is outlandishly unparalleled to anything under the sun. This is not contextual dirge posed righteously… this is simply an irradiating connotation of righteous dirge posed contextually. A vitalizing irony to the topic itself – a writer never does die. To earmark it justly – the instigating part of any type of local discourse on the Arden Shakespeare begins with – ‘he became immortal through his words.’ Immortality and death – the most converse of critical idioms, left again to a harmonizing irony. Whenever we are forsaken with an irony, two condemned ilks of enlivening it are confronted - perspective and apathy. Perspective being the share of the dichotomy for a writer, and apathy being the same for a reader. A writer’s persp

The Devil is in the Details: The Heavenly Benefits of Specificity in Writing

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You can argue about the devil, but certainly the substance, distinctiveness, and success of your essays depends on the details. Many applicants tend to bury their uniqueness and success under vague assertions. You don't want to hide your achievements; you want to trumpet them loudly and clearly. For instance, if you led a team working on a software development project, was it a three-member team or a thirty-member, cross-functional team with representatives from five different divisions and two continents? Was the potential market for the product $5 million or $200 million? Did you launch the product on time and in budget? Did it zoom to the top of the market-share charts? The details reveal the level of your responsibility, the confidence others have in your abilities based on their prior experience with you, and the significance of your accomplishment. What about your volunteer work? Do you simply "volunteer"? If you do, you aren't saying anything distinct

How To Use Quotes

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You see them everywhere: on buses, note cards, television shows, books, and even coffee cups.  Quotes have infiltrated our very world and are excellent ways of showcasing a unique thought, idea, or inspiration.  Many individuals are at a loss when it comes to actually using quotes in everyday aspects of their lives, but fear not!  There are a million different uses for your favorite quote. Quotes do not have to be stodgy, historic, or dated.  Many individuals see historians with wire rimmed glasses spouting off famous quotes while teaching lessons to a class of under-eager students.  Quite to the contrary, quotes can add a spark of fun in your life! Use quotes for personalization reasons.  Perhaps you have a specific quote that has become your motto over the years.  Maybe you have a couple of quotes that best signify your style and your way of life.  Embrace your favorite quotes and work to include them into your lifestyle. Incorporate quotes into the design of your hom

Ghostwriting - It's Not Only For Books

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Utilizing a Ghostwriter for eBook product creation is a quick and easy way to churn out product after product. BUT, ghostwriting is not just for ebooks! Do you currently have a website and do you already market products? If you do you are in luck.  As we all know, to market your product you need to have newsletters, articles, special reports, bonuses and more. Well, you can use a Ghostwriter to do all of that for you. You can hire a Ghostwriter to do a "Special Report" for one of your products and send it to your li*st.  It may be about a new finding that relates to your product or maybe even a sales letter for another product. Example: If you have a product on B*ody Building, you can hire a Ghostwriter to write a report on "Supplements - Learn the good, the bad, and the unknowns on the most popular supplements on the market". You can sell this as a special report, add it as a bonus to your current product or you can give it away to your li*st to add

Modern Science Fiction

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Science fiction is a narrative (usually in prose) or a short story, 'novella' or novel length. As to what it is about, is not easily classifiable. Such stories are about an amazing variety of things, topics and ideas. But in general these ideas are related to the field of science. The premodern science fiction were about journey to new lands, and some are also related to industrial revolution --- to the new developed machines --- which were to be more specific were not related to the electronics and quantum physics phase. This branch of science can be also called 'empirical science fiction', as imagination were based on the empirical science that was just able to develop some mechanical machines and complex bio-chemical drugs. This phase of science fiction includes, Mary Shelly's Frankenstein (1818), Joules Verne's Journey to the centre of the Earth (1864) and 2000 Leagues Under the Sea (1869). But after towards the end part Victorian phase the scienti

The Rules are Simple

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I wanted to come in here and write something profound and memorial, but alas, it ain’t gonna happen today.   I hope what I do say speaks to you anyway. I joined a writers group while I was fired up, excited and anxious to learn ‘the right way’ to write, you know -By The Rules.   Most of you did too, I suspect.   What I found was confusion.  Do it this way - no, do it that way.   This is Passive - bad.   Take out all of the --was's--and this will be a great story!  What?   Sometimes, believe it or not, passive is called for.   What are the rules?   Has anyone made a list and promised, “Follow these rules and your writing will be perfect?“   I haven’t seen one, and believe me, I've looked everywhere. In my un-expert opinion, which I’ve earned the right to express because of the copious amounts of novice writer items I choose to read, I think the rules lie in the spelling, punctuation, grammar and common sense consistency in the storytelling.    And the grammar is defi

Writing Process: One Size Does Not Fit All

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Developing an individual writing process is a key part of becoming a real writer. If you want to learn and grow as a writer then you must work to develop a unique writing process. If you want to be a more productive writer and for your work to improve then you must develop a unique writing process. While most writing processes contain the same basic elements, each individual writing process is as individual as the writer it serves. Each writing process contains these steps: brainstorming, organizing, writing, revising and editing. Some people condense the essentials into only three parts: brainstorming and organization as one, writing, and then revising and editing as the final step. While you may well end up with some variation of a writing process that is close to the latter I think when you are first individualizing your writing process you should start with the five distinct steps. How do you begin to develop your own unique writing process? You must write -- a lot -- and y

You’re Not Done Yet: Eight Strengtheners For Your Sales Copy

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Writing sales copy for a new or to-be-relaunched product takes a lot of energy and concentration. When you finish that first draft, take a rest. Then go back to what you’ve written with this sales copy checklist, which outlines the eight most frequent corrections and improvements I make on copy given to me by clients or students. 1. Pronouns. Do you have a preponderance of "we" or "I" and very little "you"? Wherever possible, change pronouns to "you," which comes across as more captivating and relevant to the reader than "I" or "we." In many cases, this seemingly mechanical rewording task forces you to ask yourself, "Why should the reader care about this?" or "What does this mean for customers?" That’s great, because shoppers and information seekers are looking for what’s meaningful to them, not for a monologue about the company. 2. Verb tense. Hunt for places where you used future-tense verbs (&quo

To Edit or Revise

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Are you receiving the right type of feedback? New writers don't realize how much they  don't know about writing until they begin to write.  Hey, it's not easy!  Writing is fun.  The real work begins with revising and editing.  Many experienced writers enjoy this part best; it’s where they can get in there and tighten and polish until it shines like a gem and is tight as a drum.  Did you notice my use of cliches?  Sometimes, you just have to use them. TO EDIT Most of the reviews you receive will be editing reviews.  To edit means to polish a finished piece by changing word choices to be more precise and concise, and to work on sentence structure, in addition to eliminating any errors in grammar, punctuation and mechanics.  TO REVISE To revise means “to see again.”  This is at the heart of writing well.  Take a fresh look at what you have written by distancing yourself from the work and evaluating it from a reader’s point of view.  Read your reviews carefully,

Understanding Resume Styles

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Perfecting the perfect resume style can be tricky.  Many job seekers don't really understand the ins and outs of resume creation and only think about their resumes when they are actively seeking other employment.  Many recruiters agree that such an approach can actually leave your resume lacking in both style and content.  Living Resume Style Do you have a living or non-living resume?  A living resume style is a document that is continually updated over the course of months or years.  It isn't simply updated when you are looking for a job.  So if your employer gives you a new task or you learn a new skill, you would update your resume to reflect that. This resume style is ideal for a number of reasons.  First, it lets you get a clearer picture of where you may be headed in your career.  You may begin to notice patterns and tendencies towards a particular job or field.  Maybe you have always had a love for graphics or public speaking, but never realized it until you si

What are your Abilities?

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For every individual some moment comes when it seems logical to ask if that is what they want to do till the rest of their days. Indeed, according to the statistics, 25% of those involved in various industries have no interest in what they manufacture or produce or sell. The truth is that no one will be successful in the field where he or she has no interest. This can also bring a person into a state of depression and keep her down till he or she resigns. When you start regressing and loosing interest towards your job, it’s high time to start thinking about changing qualifications and searching for other job. What are the ways to determine your possibilities and abilities? First of all, listen to your calling. What was your sacred desire when you were a high-school student? Even if the realization of the idea is not possible, still there are relevant ways to become closer to the sphere of your dreams. You can also turn to an agency and specialists will help you to determine the

How To Find Writing Work

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Are you looking for new writing work?  It can be a challenge to build a career in any area, but it is often even harder to do so when you are in a smaller town.  Sure, there may be a huge market for talented freelancers in your area, but let’s face it, it is not New York where you can find countless job vacancies in your field of freelance writing.  When you are looking for freelance writing work, it is important to look outside the box as well as trying the tried and true employment options. As writers work to build their career, it can be challenging to do so if they do not live in an area that is known for having publishers.  So, when you get an assignment, you need to ensure that you do it thoroughly and right on task for what the client is looking for.  Do not present a piece of work without making sure that it is the best you can give. Job vacancies for freelance writing are rarely found in newspaper ads and help wanted ads.  Instead, they are filled by people who have