Category: Writing Tips

  • Plagiarism & Fake News: A Market Solution?

    Plagiarism & Fake News: A Market Solution?

    Recently we’ve seen plagiarism make national news after incidents involving Melania Trump and Betsy DeVos, but the sad reality is that plagiarism isn’t limited to politics or the mainstream media. The truth is, in the age of the Internet, plagiarism runs rampant. I know this because I was recently plagiarized, and it would have gone…

  • The Headline Game in Content Marketing World

    The Headline Game in Content Marketing World

    “On the average, five times as many people read the headline as read the body copy. When you have written your headline, you have spent eighty cents out of your dollar.” ― David Ogilvy, regarded as the Father of Advertising   It’s been long established that “Content Rules” the online marketing world. The proof lies…

  • Write What Editors Want To Buy

    Write What Editors Want To Buy

    It’s not hard to get into a debate with a fellow writer about which is better, to query first or write the article first and submit it to various publications. Both ways work, since both are practiced by published writers. The choice is all yours. But if you prefer to write your articles and submit…

  • 3 R’s of Writing a Sellable Article

    3 R’s of Writing a Sellable Article

    Writing an article that will sell isn’t always easy. It can require a lot of time and energy, but that’s true of all kinds of writing. To write an article that is sellable, try using the following three tips: 1. Research It’s important when writing any article that you do your research. You want to…

  • Rules of Punctuation: The Comma

    Rules of Punctuation: The Comma

      The Comma is one of the most illusive punctuation marks, with more rules than any of its siblings has. Here are the rules of using commas correctly.     The Comma Rules 1. The most basic use of commas is known universally: To separate the items in a list. For instance: John’s pets include parrots,…