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Get More Subscribers With These 7 Post Types

get more subscribersIt’s not easy being a startup blogger. You don’t have much of a subscriber list yet. You post and post, and not much happens. Nobody seems to care enough to actually put in their email and sign up. Know how to bust out of this? How to Get More Blog Subscribers

20 Hot Tips On How To Write the Perfect Pitch

write the perfect pitchRaise your hand if you want to know a perfect method of landing a guest post, article, or even the perfect job. Here are 20 key points on how to write the perfect pitch Follow these twenty key points and you'll land your perfect opportunity without fail.

5 Elements for Crafting a Compelling Story Your Audience Will Love

captivate readersAs a writer, you want people to pay attention to what you have to say… But with people processing over 100,000 digital words every day, you’ve got your work cut out. With so much clutter and noise, how can you possibly stand out and get your words noticed? This article will give you the answer.

What Is The Story Behind This Image? (Creative Writing Exercise)

what is the story 300It's time for a creative writing exercise! Whether you write fiction or non-fiction, you need to boost your creativity. Take a look at the image above. What's the story? Can you come up with a mini-drama of not more than 350 words?

Creating Author Websites: The Definitive Guide

[caption id="attachment_17162" align="alignright" width="300"]creating author websites Woman sketching a social network on virtual screen[/caption] If you want to be discovered as a writer, there’s an important question you need to consider. Can agents, publishers and readers find you? The bitter truth is, if you can't be found, nobody can discover you. In this post, you'll learn how to be found by creating an author website.

How To Keep Writing Even When You Feel Like a Fraud

feel like a fraud 300Do you feel like a fraud?  It’s ok to admit it. When you think about writing, vicious thoughts may pop into your head: "Why would anyone listen to what I have to say?" "I don't have what it takes to do this." "Everyone can see that I don't know what I'm doing," But there is a way you can turn this around.

What Are You Writing?

what are you writingWhat are you working on right now?

Please share YOUR writing with us here at WTD.

So what are you writing?

A novel? A blog post? Your best article ever? A poem? A film script?

Maybe you’ve just finished something you’re really proud of?

Or you just can’t tell whether it should get a Pulitzer or be thrown into the trash?

Here’s your chance to share and discuss with each other what you’re writing about.

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Writing Success: How To Engineer Your Novel For It

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It’s fair to ask, “What does engineering a novel mean?”

To paraphrase Webster, to engineer is to create and design large structures or new products or systems by using scientific methods.

But writing a novel is art, not science… isn’t it? Many writers develop their novels in ways anything but scientific.

Which isn’t necessarily the right way to go about it.

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How to Recover from Destructive Criticism (And Eliminate it!)

how to deal with destructive criticismHave you ever felt the need to voice a harsh opinion about someone’s writing or other creative work—even though your input wasn’t asked for?

And did you ever deliver such criticism with facetiousness, sarcasm, or worse, outright malice?

Be honest.

Don’t worry, no one will know.

If yes, the next question is very important.

Why?

Because it was the right thing to do?

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Creative Writing Exercise: What Happened Here?

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It’s time for a creative writing exercise! Whether you write fiction or non-fiction, you need to boost your creativity.

Take a look at the image above.

What’s the story?

Can you come up with a mini-drama of not more than 350 words?

Here’s how it works:

  • We set the scene
  • You make it your own, and
  • Share your creation in the comments section of this post

 Now for the ground rules:

  • Your story must be 350 words or less.

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