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Tips for Improving as a Writer

  1. janshares profile image96
    jansharesposted 3 years ago

    In light of all the changes continuing to challenge us to step up our game, I wanted to share this blog post I came across yesterday on Twitter. It has some really good information for the serious writer who wants to make a living out of writing online.
    "7 Things Writers Need to Make a Living"
    http://www.copyblogger.com/writer-success-2014/

    1. colorfulone profile image83
      colorfuloneposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      That is good reading material, "Jan shares" with us. Thank you.

      I got a kick out of  "When you do find a community of writers, though, it’s a lovely thing. They’re some of the funniest, smartest, quirkiest people you’ll ever meet. And it just feels good to hang out with people who get you.

      (Because yes, your friends and family actually do think you’re sort of a weirdo.)"

      1. janshares profile image96
        jansharesposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Yes, I love that section, too. It is very true here at HP. We really have a great community here, even with all of our dysfunction. Love you guys. hmm

    2. Dr Billy Kidd profile image92
      Dr Billy Kiddposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      As always, thanks, janshares.
      That's an unusual website for sure. Great tips on that link.
      I wish writers everywhere took note of the idea that as a professional you are writing for an audience--not for yourself. We've got a few new people here who think Hubpages is Facebook or Twitter, and they tell us about their daily lives, their next trip, or their dog or cat. Enough already!
      Marketable material must be researched and add something new to the dialogue. Google readers just don't care about you or your cat. They might want to learn about feral rabbets  of Australia and how the "great barrier wall" was built to keep them out of the farmland.

      1. janshares profile image96
        jansharesposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks, Dr Billy. You are so right. I hope some of the newbies check out this link.

  2. janshares profile image96
    jansharesposted 3 years ago

    Thank you for placing this thread in the correct category. It took me a minute to find it. I didn't realize I put under the wrong forum heading ("Improving Your Hub") and that we can go deeper into topical forums to post. My bad. hmm I just hope it doesn't get lost as I think it's an important and helpful link, especially for new writers and those struggling to stabilize and establish new goals with all the changes going on.

  3. Maggie Bonham profile image92
    Maggie Bonhamposted 3 years ago

    I recommend a number of books to aspiring authors.  One of the best is the 10% Solution by Ken Rand.

    1. janshares profile image96
      jansharesposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks, Maggie.

 
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