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How to Become a Better Writer: 14 Tips to Up Your Writing Game in 2019

How to Become a Better Writer: 14 Tips to Up Your Writing Game in 2019

If you search Google for tips on how to become a better writer, you’ll find a lot of big promises.

Here’s the truth:

There’s no magical tip, trick, strategy, or hack capable of turning a bad writer into a good one.

But if you’re looking to improve your writing skills by 5%, if you want to go from average to good or even good to great, a valuable tip (combined with hard work) can help make it happen.

Here are fourteen such tips:
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How to Write a Paragraph in 2019 (Yes, the Rules Have Changed)

How to Write a Paragraph in 2019 (Yes, the Rules Have Changed)

Writing is tricky.

The same piece of content that earns you an A+ on your midterm would be marked as spam or deleted from a blog editor’s inbox.

Why is that?

Well, one reason is what constitutes a good paragraph differs from medium to medium.

How to write a paragraph for your college professor is different than writing a paragraph for a popular blog.

The good news?

In this post, you’ll learn the differences. We’ll go over paragraph writing for the digital age, and we’ll touch on the basics you need to know for school, magazines, and such.

But first, let’s look at why the rules for paragraph structure have changed…

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31 Writing Podcasts You’ve GOT to Hear (Best of 2019)

31 Writing Podcasts You’ve GOT to Hear (Best of 2019)

This post is for writers.

Authors of fiction and non-fiction. Freelancers and copywriters. Bloggers and content creators.

We all need information to help us hone our craft, we all crave inspiration when we’re feeling blocked, and we’re all short on time.

It’s no wonder writing podcasts have exploded in popularity the last few years — they’re convenient, portable, and packed with valuable insights.

But with hundreds of great podcasts for writers to choose from, in niches covering everything from self-publishing to freelancing, which podcasts should you listen to, and where do you even start?

Right here.

Because we’ve done the hard work for you.

We’ve listened to over 80 hours of different episodes from around the world to compile this epic list of the best writing podcasts.

It’s the largest, most-definitive guide of its kind, and we’ve organized it to help you answer the only question that matters:

Which podcasts are right for me?

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How to Use Transitional Words and Phrases to Make Your Writing Flow (with Examples)

How to Use Transitional Words and Phrases to Make Your Writing Flow (with Examples)
Transitional words and transitional phrases keep readers glued to the page by evoking curiosity or hinting something important is coming. They’re effective, and today you’re going to learn all about them.

 
Some writers seem to have a magic touch…

One minute you’re reading their introduction, and before you know it you’ve reached the end of their post.

Their content reads so smoothly, it’s almost impossible to stop.

How do they do it?

Well, it isn’t magic.

Great writers are meticulous about making each sentence flow seamlessly into the next. They understand how important it is for readers to have a smooth reading experience, and they remove anything that could cause friction.

In short: they use transitional phrases.

Today, you’ll learn how to use them. But first, let’s examine why they’re so important.
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581 Sensory Words to Take Your Writing from Bland to Brilliant

581 Sensory Words to Take Your Writing from Bland to Brilliant

It’s almost too easy.

By using sensory words to evoke sight, sound, touch, taste, and smell; smart and attractive writers just like you are able to make their words burst to life in their readers’ minds.

In this post, you’ll learn:

  • The science behind sensory details (e.g. why sensory words are so persuasive);
  • The definition of sensory words (plus examples);
  • How answering five simple questions will help you write descriptive words that pack your content with sensory language;
  • 500+ sensory words you can incorporate into your own writing (right now).

Let’s dive in.

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