Writers Resources

30 Mar 2017

IS TRADITIONAL PUBLISHING STILL WORTH IT?

Part I: Pros and Cons Before the Publication Date “Writing a novel is like driving at night in the fog,” E.L. Doctorow once said. “You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.” But when you finish a book, those headlights may fade out. You face […]

06 Jan 2017

HOW TO PITCH AN ARTICLE

By Jenny Higgons Companies and individuals often wonder how to get press coverage in magazines, newspapers, and other media outlets. I’ve spent many years on both sides of that fence — as a freelance writer, and as a writer and editor at both national and regional magazines and a major daily newspaper. Here’s a primer. It […]

28 Aug 2015

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

In today’s rapidly moving day and age, business arenas change and evolve all the time. And with all of those transformations and progressions come the want and need for the exchange of ideas, concepts and solutions. The oil and gas industry is no exception. That’s why many companies are incorporating, thought leadership into their business […]

28 Aug 2014

CONSIDERING A WIKI

So you’re considering a Wikipedia article for your company. But how do you know if you’re eligible? The first question is whether your organization been covered in-depth in the media.  This media needs to be produced by a neutral, verifiable third party – not a press release, your own website, or social media that you […]

10 Sep 2013

CONCISE WRITING CHEAT SHEET

"Vigorous writing is concise."      -William Strunk Jr. The writing tips resource section covers an abundant amount of information on clear and concise writing, but this "cheat sheet" proves useful when you need an answer quickly. The following guidelines serve as a concise-writing overview. Print out our printer friendly version to keep on your desk […]

10 Sep 2013

PREPOSITION LIST

What is a Preposition? A preposition is a word or phrase typically placed before a noun and indicates the relation of that noun to a verb, adjective, or other noun. Richard Lanham’s "Paramedic Method" consists of six steps to create clear and concise copy. The first step is to find and eradicate unnecessary prepositions. But, […]

04 Nov 2010

CAST YOUR VOTE . . . AGAIN!

First of all, we’d like to congratulate Chris for taking first place! We’ve emailed him his $50 Amazon.com gift certificate! Also, be sure to check out Chris’ website, Part Time Writer. We’d also like to congratulate Ms. Very Married and Charlotte P. They’re tied for second place ($25 gift certificate). We’re kicking off a tiebreaker […]

21 Oct 2010

CAST YOUR VOTE!

Our grammar-fail photo contest is officially closed, and we’ve selected our five finalists.  Thanks to everyone who submitted photos!  Voting will close on Thursday, October 28, and we’ll notify first and second-prize winners on our blog and via email. Check out our poll to cast your vote via Polldaddy: Vote for Your Favorite Grammar Fail […]

18 Oct 2010

THE GRAMMAR-FAIL PHOTO CONTEST IS OFFICIALLY CLOSED — STAY TUNED FOR THE FINALISTS!

We’d like to thank everyone who submitted grammar-fail photos for our grammar-fail photo contest.  We’ll post finalists on Wednesday, October 20 — be sure to stop by and vote for your favorite!  Voting ends Wednesday, October 27. Thanks again for submitting photos!

04 Oct 2010

GRAMMAR-FAIL PHOTO FROM KEVIN

Thanks to Kevin Tumlinson for finding another great grammar fail.  Check out this notice from a hotel parking lot:

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