The Write Blog

11 Mar 2019

WHY CAN’T WE REMEMBER THE BOOKS WE READ?

You know you read the book. You can even remember where you bought it, where you were when you were reading it, and what the cover of the book looked like. What you can’t remember, though, is the actual book itself. But, why is that? This fascinating piece by The Atlantic explains how our brains […]

08 Mar 2019

FIVE COMMON WEB WRITING MISTAKES TO AVOID

Web copy can be tricky to master: It has to sell, but it can’t feel too salesy. It has to be packed with useful, relevant information, but it needs to be succinct and easy to scan. It has to differentiate your company, product, or service — but at the same time, it can’t feel like […]

07 Mar 2019

HOW TO EDIT YOUR GHOSTWRITER

When you hire a ghostwriter, chances are, you won’t like everything they write.  That’s okay.  We may go so far to say, to some degree, it’s even expected. The author-ghostwriter relationship is a collaborative one, and one that works best when you (the author) are honest and clear with the feedback you have for your […]

06 Mar 2019

HOW CAN A GHOSTWRITER HELP WRITE MY FAMILY HISTORY?

Have you ever considered writing a book about your family’s history, but don’t know how or where to get started? Perhaps you have a great concept in your mind, but are struggling to put the words on paper. Or, like many people, you would love to have your family story written, but you just don’t […]

05 Mar 2019

WHEN TO LEAVE YOUR WRITER . . . AND WHAT TO DO NEXT

Choosing the wrong ghostwriter can be a really miserable experience.  Like most new relationships, you both entered into the project with the best intentions – hopes high for a happily ever after. The prize of the perfect manuscript seemed just months away, easily attainable with just a little elbow grease and a few hours of […]

04 Mar 2019

THE EDITOR’S GUIDE TO CAPITALIZATION AFTER COLONS

When it comes to proper punctuation and grammar, editors have a lot of rules to keep track of. And to make things even more challenging, the rules tend to change or differ, depending on which guide you are following. One rule that constantly comes into question is whether or not the word following a colon […]

28 Feb 2019

ARE THERE ANY SYNONYMS FOR SYNONYM?

Whoever created the English language must have had a wicked sense of humor. Why else would they have used “monosyllabic” to describe a word with just one syllable? And why isn’t the word “long” actually long? Perhaps the most interesting of these questions is: Why are there no true synonyms for “synonym?” This great article […]

27 Feb 2019

CELEBRATING TEN YEARS WITH KATHY – A WOMAN OF MANY HATS

Ten years ago, Kathy agreed to help her best friend with some paperwork. She had no idea that the bag full of accounting receipts she tackled that day would turn into a full-time job that includes things like project management, accounting, and client interaction on a typical day. On top of all that, Kathy works […]

26 Feb 2019

HERE’S YOUR CHANCE TO RE-WRITE THE CLASSICS!

If you have been considering re-writing a classic book or putting your own spin on an old movie, then 2019 is your year! For the first time in 20 years, a whole year’s worth of copyrighted works has been released into the U.S. public domain. Under the terms of the Sonny Bono Copyright Act, these […]

25 Feb 2019

HOW TO BECOME A GREAT SELF-EDITOR: 7 QUESTIONS TO IMPROVE YOUR WRITING

We’ve said it before, and we’ll probably say it again: Editing is an essential part of the writing process. Every writer — from the bestselling novelist to the complete novice — can benefit from a thorough review by a critical, impartial eye. Of course, it’s hard to be critical and impartial about your own work. […]

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