3/29/14: This Week’s Posts about Writing

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Here are my posts about writing this week, along with some posts about writing from others. This week there are posts on thinking, choosing words wisely, advice from Joseph Campbell, and blogging.

My Posts

Writing well: Linear and Non-Linear Thinking

Writing is systematic, structured, and linear. Imagination is not. Here’s how to get more imagination in your writing.

Better Writing: Big words can be big trouble

No matter how much you love them, those big, fancy words probably shouldn’t be in your book or blog post.

Advice from the Masters: Joseph Campbell

Joseph Campbell gave us the Hero’s Journey and many powerful insights, including this one about life or writing a book.

Blogging: A good example of a post on a current event

Rod Santomassimo’s post on a recent Duke basketball loss ticks all the boxes for a great current events post.

Posts by Others

From Barry Feldman: Eulogy for a Blog

“Blog’s life was tragically cut short at a very young age. I’m saddened to say, he never really hit his stride or had the chance to grow up to enjoy what might have been his prime.”

From Noemi Tasarra-Twigg: 7 Types of Headlines That Will Turn on People’s Attention Like Magic

“When you write a headline, your biggest goal is to make people want to read your content. Every article has a headline, and this is very important no matter your marketing purpose. Without a good headline, your content won’t get read, whether it is a sales page, landing page, blog post, article, or press release. So, you need to pay special attention on your headline. Craft it well so that you can attract maximum attention from your target audience. Here are 7 types of headlines that will turn on people’s attention like magic.”

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