5 Things You Can Do Right Now to Be a   Better Writer              www.beafreelancewriter.com
1. Pick up a good book  •      Reading allows you         to appreciate the         written word  •      It opens you up t...
1. Pick up a good book      • It improves your spelling and grammar      • It widens your vocabularyImage: elginwx (http:/...
2. Practice story telling  “I think telling a story is the best way to  make a point…Without a story, it doesn’t  stick wi...
2. Practice story telling                                                                  •       Stories SELL, so learn ...
3. Hang out with the right writers          • Need ideas, tips, guidance, or critiques?            Writers—the ones who ar...
3. Hang out with the right writers        Writing blogs you can check out right now:•   Make A Living Writing http://www.m...
4. Practice, practice, practice!                                                                                          ...
5. Educate yourselfInvest in your writing education. This will enable you to improveyour skills and get where you want to ...
5. Educate yourselfInvest in your writing education. This will enable you to improveyour skills and get where you want to ...
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  1. 1. 5 Things You Can Do Right Now to Be a Better Writer www.beafreelancewriter.com
  2. 2. 1. Pick up a good book • Reading allows you to appreciate the written word • It opens you up to different writing styles, thus improving your ownImage: thejbird (http://www.flickr.com/photos/lac- bac/4678566829/sizes/m/in/photostream/) www.beafreelancewriter.com
  3. 3. 1. Pick up a good book • It improves your spelling and grammar • It widens your vocabularyImage: elginwx (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92239147@N00/462868700/sizes/m/in/photostream/) www.beafreelancewriter.com
  4. 4. 2. Practice story telling “I think telling a story is the best way to make a point…Without a story, it doesn’t stick with people.” ~ Barbara CorcoranSource: Mixergy interview with Andrew Warner (http://mixergy.com/barbara- corcoran-shark-interview/) www.beafreelancewriter.com
  5. 5. 2. Practice story telling • Stories SELL, so learn to story-tell. • Stories can be used to simplify abstract notions. • Being able to put concepts into words (using stories) is one of the most important skills that any good writer must haveImage: BiblioArchives / LibraryArchives (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jbird/19650368/sizes/m/in/photostream ) www.beafreelancewriter.com
  6. 6. 3. Hang out with the right writers • Need ideas, tips, guidance, or critiques? Writers—the ones who are out in the trenches can give you what you need straight up.Image: izzyplante (http://www.flickr.com/photos/izzyplante/40464446/sizes/m/in/photostream/) www.beafreelancewriter.com
  7. 7. 3. Hang out with the right writers Writing blogs you can check out right now:• Make A Living Writing http://www.makealivingwriting.com/• The Renegade Writer http://www.therenegadewriter.com/• Productive Writers http://productivewriters.com/• Absolute Write http://absolutewrite.com/• All Freelance Writing http://allfreelancewriting.com/• The Well-Fed Writer http://wellfedwriter.com/ www.beafreelancewriter.com
  8. 8. 4. Practice, practice, practice! • There’s no getting around this one. • Do it everyday, even when you don’t feel like it. • Do it now. SERIOUSLY. Need ideas? Search #writingprompt on Twitter and starting writing.Source: John Althouse Cohen (http://www.flickr.com/photos/johncohen/55582632/sizes/m/in/photostream/) www.beafreelancewriter.com
  9. 9. 5. Educate yourselfInvest in your writing education. This will enable you to improveyour skills and get where you want to be while minimizingmistakes.• Read books on writing• Find a mentor• Bookmark the blogs mentioned in this presentation and be a regular reader• Take a course www.beafreelancewriter.comSource: sterlic (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sterlic/5559534294/)
  10. 10. 5. Educate yourselfInvest in your writing education. This will enable you to improveyour skills and get where you want to be while minimizingmistakes.• Read books on writing• Find a mentor• Bookmark the blogs mentioned in this presentation and be a regular reader• Take a course www.beafreelancewriter.comSource: sterlic (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sterlic/5559534294/)

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