Category: Writing

First Contest. :)

Today I want you to punch up your writing by scrubbing through it and deleting every boring, dull, passive word and replace it with a vibrant, active term. Need an… Read more »

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All About Outlines

A Writing Etc. subscriber e-mailed asking about outlines, how to do ’em, if you really need one, so I decided to contact the most prolific writer I know, Billie Williams,… Read more »

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E-book Readers

I personally own a Sony, but read this if you’re pondering an e-book reader. Enjoy! 🙂 http://tinyurl.com/yf2mw2o

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New issue of Writing Etc.

I just posted the newest issue of Writing Etc. outlining five top reasons editors reject your manuscript. Here’s the link: http://filbertpublishing.com/current.html. Enjoy!

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Define Writing

I’ve read a gazillion (literally) how-to articles concerning writing. Heck, I’ve probably written at least a million of ‘em. But just the other day, I was pondering this thing we… Read more »

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There’s gotta be a great journal entry here:

You’re sitting at home. A package arrives. You open it. Read this article and tell the back story. Don’t get too grossed out, though. http://www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,,-6456010,00.html Enjoy! Beth

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Tell this pooch’s story

Rudy’s one heck of a cocker spaniel. Your assignment? Tell his story. Here’s the link: http://tinyurl.com/2b9opy Talk tomorrow, Beth

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There’s a Sucker Born Every Minute

PT Barnum supposedly said this. He didn’t Today’s prompt: imagine who said it and why. If you’re interested, find out who’s credited with that quote. Here’s the link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/There’s_a_sucker_born_every_minute ‘Til… Read more »

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A Cool Prompt

OK. Here’s the deal. A little bird told me that you may be running out of ideas for your daily journaling. You are journaling every day, aren’t you? After all,… Read more »

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Jennie and the Newbie

Years ago, I knew a fledgling writer from out East named Jennie. Jennie began her illustrious career with stars in her eyes and a dream in her heart. Because she’d… Read more »

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The Blog Springs To Life

My book’s finally (officially) released. What a ton of work! But it’s worth every moment. If you’ve written a long-form nonfiction title, you know exactly what I’m talking about. But… Read more »

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Writers Conferences

Writing conferences are a pain in the patootie. First, you have to pony up way too much money to get your hands on an admission ticket. Then you have to… Read more »

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