Its a line most of us dont cross we either are note takers or we arent. While this article may not make the die-hard non-note takers convert, it will give them some tools to try. And even the most avid note takers will get some new ideas to add to their approach.
Whenever you gather writers together they talk about writing. There are many different types of writers. Those who prefer to compose in long-hand or can only write on an old-fashioned manual typewriter. Those who write to music, demand complete silence, or create best surrounded by noise. You have the writers who must plan and outline before they can begin and those who find even talking about a project before it is drafted can stifle their creativity. But one of the most con…
Follow these tips for organizing and writing your next story. Organizing well will make you more productive and give you a better chance at success.
This Spanish Grammar lesson covers the Present Perfect Tense. Similar to English, the Present Perfect in Spanish is a compound tense that is used frequently, and quite easy to learn.
If you are looking for a job, then it is very important that you understand how to offer yourself in the best way to an employer.
This is done by writing a ‘CV’ (curriculum vitae – Latin for ‘life story’), called in some countries a ‘resume’.
Different countries may have different requirements and styles for CV resumes. So you must follow the correct practice for your culture and country.
What IS a resume?
A Resume is a self-promotional document that presents you in…
Defining your fictional characters’ voices is important. What is equally vital, though, is grasping your characters’ humanity, the core of their fictional soul.
A good way to learn how to do this is by observing an incident through another living person’s eyes.
For this exercise, choose your spouse, a relative, or your best friend to play the fictional character in a 500-word dramatic scene. Write using either third person or first person point of view.
Turn Your Idea Into a Book
Maybe you’re one of those lucky writers whose head is bursting with ideas. Or perhaps you have one idea that’s been nagging you for weeks, always at the edge of your thoughts. Either way, you’re itching to begin writing. That’s good. But before you rush headlong into your story, stop and ask yourself one question: Is this just an idea, or is it a book?
Ideas, of course, are the seeds of any work of fiction or nonfiction. But until an idea is f…
If you want to get ahead in life you have to take risks. Being the best always comes with the willingness to take chances and in one way or another, this is the same in every aspect of life.
Every writer dreams of the day when they can profit from their writing. While income opportunities abound for writers, each method has drawbacks.
Newspaper and magazine reporters can make a good living but their subject matter is often closely regulated and directed. Corporate writing can be even more lucrative but even more tightly controlled. Freelance writing offers more freedom but is also more uncertain. Publishing books is even more uncertain. So what is a writer to …
Thanks to a mid term election win the Democrats now control both houses of congress for the first time in 12 years, but will they try to reverse the online casino ban and if they do will they be successful.
Press releases and sales letters are key tools in marketing ones business in todays professional world. However, many professionals do not seem to understand the importance of enhancing their writing skills.
Few people realize that the written materials they send to clients can make or break their business. A badly written press release or sales letter can make one sound like an amateur to a potential client; but a crisp, well-written letter can prove to a client that y…
Ive spoken to hundreds of editors, employers, and project managers about how they choose a freelancer for a job. Whether they were reviewing job applications or considering project bids, they all had one thing in common. As every one of them started to look at the applications, they had their skeptics hat on.
How a Project Manager Thinks
Here are a few quotes from project managers and employers to show you exactly how they think.
1. Jaime, Editor The First Elimi…