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Celebrating the 7 Most Popular Posts on WTD in 2014


It’s time to ring down the curtain on this year.

Here are the seven most popular posts of 2014.

Did you miss one or more of them?

Here’s your chance to catch up.

And if you’ve read each one, you may still enjoy taking another look.

Do You Make These Common Grammar Mistakes? Take the Quiz to Find Out

Take this fun quiz where misplaced or missing punctuation marks,

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How To Earn More From Your Writing: The Simple Yet Neglected Secret


You’re delighted that your self-published book is selling well.

But what if I told you that no matter how good your sales, you’re still leaving stacks of cash on the table?

You might not believe me. But think of your book – on bookshelves around the world. And why only bookshelves? Your writing can sell on e-book readers, i-devices, radio stations and screens, both big and little.

Do you see how much earning potential your writing has?

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Nominate Your Favorite Writing Blog – 8th Annual Top 10 Blogs For Writers Contest 2013



It’s time to open up nominations for the 8th annual Top 10 Blogs for Writers Contest—the blogosphere’s biggest contest for writing blogs.


How to Nominate Your Favorite Writing Blog:


→ Nominate your favorite blog in the comment section.
→ You have only one vote (only your first will be counted).
→ You need to include the web address of the blog for your nomination to count.

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How to Make Your Ebook a Run-Away Success: An Interview with Jim Kukral

Would you like to publish an eBook that’s a runaway success? In this interview with Jim Kukral, you’ll find tips on how to market eBooks successfully. Some tips will surprise you! You’ll also learn about an amazing free resource for writers, the Author Marketing Club.

Jim Kukral is a best-selling author and top Internet entrepreneur. He teaches the Internet Marketing Certificate program at the University of San Francisco and is one of the top experts on Ebook marketing. 

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The Importance of Inserting the ‘Mistake’ In Your Article


A guest post by Sean DSouza of Psychotactics

I remember the time I was watching a video on the ‘water test’

The ‘water test’ is a method to accurately gauge if a pan is exactly at the right temperature, as the accurate temperature prevents the ingredients from sticking.

As you might have realised, I had my nose to the video to make sure I wasn’t getting the steps wrong.

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3 Unusual Keys to Using Ebooks to Make a Living

By Leo Babauta

We are living in the most exciting time in history to be a writer, to publish your ideas, to make a living helping others.

It’s incredible because:

  • It’s easier than ever before to publish your ideas.
  • Publishing a book can be done by anyone.
  • Good ideas rise to the top in this new idea marketplace.
  • There are no limits to how you publish ideas —

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How to Finish That Ebook You Started Six Months Ago

A guest post by Ali Luke of Aliventures

Admit it. Somewhere on your hard drive, there’s an abandoned document: ebook-in-progress.

You once had high hopes for it. You were going to launch it to the world, make lots of money, and bask in your new-found fame and fortune.

Except, it wasn’t quite that easy.

At some point, you put that ebook draft aside …

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7 Reasons Why Joining a Book Club Will Help Your Writing

There are many rules of good writing, but the best way to find them is to be a good reader.
Stephen Ambrose

We’ve all heard accomplished authors say that the best thing for writers to improve their craft is to read widely.

When deadlines loom and life gets hectic, reading can be one of the first things to fall off the radar. Especially reading for pleasure.


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How A Few Measly Words Can Dramatically Improve Your Article Headlines

A guest post by Sean D’Souza of Psychotactics

Put couple of tablespoons of petrol in your car’s tank today. And see what happens to the car.

I’ll tell you what. It’ll probably take you a few inches further.

And you’ll say to yourself: “What the heck? What difference will a few inches make?”
Just as you’d say: “What the heck? What difference will a word or two make to enhance the power of a headline?”

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Have You Considered Speechwriting?

A guest post by David Meadvin of Inkwell Strategies

I’ve focused almost my entire career on speechwriting for senior government officials.  When I left the public sector to launch my own speechwriting firm last year, I almost immediately started receiving inquiries from journalists and freelance writers interested in learning more about speechwriting.  In this article, I’ll tell you about how I became a professional speechwriter and share some tips for dipping your toe into the profession.

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