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Snob-Bloggers: You Just Might Be A Snob If You Pub

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Snob-Bloggers: You Just Might Be A Snob If You Publish A Blog

by: Jim F. Kukral

You Might Be A Snob-Blogger If…
According to Jupiter Research, about 2 percent of the online community has created a blog. That works out to millions and millions of blogs, and in turn, millions and millions of snobs who publish them. That’s an awful lot of Snob-Bloggers!
You see, in order to care enough to publish a blog, you really need to be somewhat of a snob. Before we get into the reasons why, let’s look at the definition of snob.
Snob – 1. One who tends to patronize, rebuff, or ignore people regarded as social inferiors and imitate, admire, or seek association with people regarded as social superiors. 2...

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The Three Cs of Writing an Excellent all Purpose H

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The Three Cs of Writing an Excellent all Purpose Headline

by: Steven Boaze

Since the headline is the first contact your readers have with your message, it must reach out to them. Promise them a benefit. Tell them how they will be better off if they read the rest of the ad. Use action verbs. Save ten dollars is a stronger heading than Savings of ten dollars because of the verb.
Headlines can be classified into the following five basic types; effective headlines frequently combine two or more of these kinds.
News Headlines
This form tells the reader something he or she did not know before. Using the word news does not make it a news headline. “Now – a copy machine that copies in color” is an example of this type headline.
Advice and Promise Headline
Here you are promising something i...

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The Writing Club

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The Writing Club

by: Ieuan Dolby

Typically when falling asleep in bed at night great thoughts enter the mind, long stringed and meaningful sentences trip over each other to receive attention at the front of the brain alongside all the brilliant findings, results, meanings that speak volumes and hard hitting phrases that are just the ticket to open the door to success. The last thought in the brain before sleep overrides this brilliant future work is, “must use that tomorrow”.
The next day as you stumble out of bed to clean the teeth with little enthusiasm and to sit staring inanely at a pot of hot water (the coffee machine that you had forgotten to put the coffee in yet again) these thoughts are still asleep...

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Writing Made Them Rich #1: JK Rowling

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Writing Made Them Rich #1: JK Rowling

by: Michael Southon

Joanne Kathleen Rowling was born in Chipping Sodbury, England in 1965. She began writing at the age of 6 with a story called ‘Rabbit’, which she never finished.
In high school her favorite subject was English. From High School, Rowling went to Exeter University where she earned a degree in French.
After graduating, she spent a year studying in Paris and then went back to London where she worked in a number of jobs, including a year with Amnesty International and a short time as secretary for a publishing company, where she was responsible for sending out rejection slips.
In the summer of 1990, on a delayed train from Manchester to London, she came up with the idea of a boy who discovers he is a wizard...

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Have You Settled On First Choice When Choosing A T

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Have You Settled On First Choice When Choosing A Title?

by: Nick Vernon

Short Story Writing Tips –
We’ve established what a title should be and we’ve also established your title is your selling tool. So if it can make or break the sale of your story, then we’ll have to agree that it is extremely important. How much emphasis have you placed when selecting a title?

You can’t write a story before titling it, so you jotted down the first thing that came to mind.
You added it as an afterthought when you completed the story.
You put a lot of thought into it and selected the best one.

I hope it was the latter – and I hope you did this…

You noted down as many titles as you could think of
Then crossed out the titles you thought were ‘so-so’
And kept the most grabbing title of...

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