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I am all about free. I even like the sound of it... "free". This short piece is just me putting down my advice for people looking to peddle their wares (in this example a book/eBook) to the millions of potential buyers out there. The take away is that people hate to be sold to. Q: "But... how...
The 'homework' idea got tossed about by Annie & others, but fizzled out. I still think it is a great idea, as a member asked to learn about the genre. I'm exclusively non-Academic, with the exception of my classes, so I'll forward an 'exercise' I give new Sales Engineers. I won't post...
Lately at work I am creating several VMs for users to do their thing (using our software) with, as hosted machines simply can't meet their requirements. In order for them to know what to do, which users are there, passwords, use cases, etc., I have a few documents for them to read, print out...
Catchy subject, no? It's true, though. Read on... I can't just write like the experts here. I will just get stuck at some point, lose the story/plot momentum, stare until eyes relax & things get fuzzy, then go lie down. My whole life is like this! In my case (we're all different), I need to...
...excerpt from a post here about how I avoid getting lost in a scene/chapter: Do you do an outline in either XMind (free mind-mapping SW) like I do as a very first step, or even writing software that makes it easy (WriteWay or Scrivener)? I had lots of 'now what?' moments until I stopped...
Learned Authors & Writers, I am not very concerned with the definitions and proper use in generic English language usage, as in the below quote from English Club. That is not the nature of my question... What I am asking about is when to NOT (or NOT to)use them in situations where...
It was said to me that you talk/write/communicate for 2-and only 2-reasons: 90% of the time to hear yourself talk, and 10% of the time under a fantasy that you can convince someone else that they are wrong, and that you are right... The latter never happens.
A difference between traditional writers (virtually all on WF) and what I am loath to call professional writers includes what happens to what we write. It is rare to ask an 'author' to read what they write to others. Yes, there are audio books, but I'm talking about presenting. A writer of...
One of my more frequently used sayings/axioms regarding helping people, businesses, whatever is: There are only 2 ways to conduct business: Either you have something you don't want, or you want something you don't have. The old school way of writing proposals was to "Fix Their Pain". So...
Getting these 3 confused with each other makes your writing of their descriptions muddy, and none of these is a statement of need, though many slide an aspect of that into these with mixed success. -How do you keep them clear & separate, and in which situations are they best utilized? -If...
Ages ago I heard a college professor say... "The key to good writing in academia is to tell them: what you are going to tell them, what you are telling them, what you just told them." I use this all the time in my technical writing-especially on 1-pagers or marketing slicks, and on web sites...
When it comes to written pieces, spoken, presented or video, I break them down as follows: Elevator Pitch/"What Do You Do?" (10-20 seconds) "What Is This?" (3-5 minutes) "How Does It Work?"/"What Does It Do?" (10-15 minutes) The Menu/Function Crawl (30-60 minutes) Each is geared toward...
Hello & welcome to this blog. Not even sure if a blog is better than a forum for this, but here goes! This genre is hard to put into a single box, as the skills needed in compelling writing that communicates well are needed in a variety of job descriptions. While there are Proposal Writers...

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