The Write Blog

01 Dec 2009

HOW TO REMEMBER TO COMPLIMENT OR COMPLEMENT

Ok, so I admit. I always have to look this one up. I finally figured out a way to remember it. When you complEment something, you are complEting it. As in, your bracelet complements your blouse. When you compliment someone, you’re just saying something nice about them. Now, if I can just figure out a […]

01 Dec 2009

THE WRITE BLOG ROUNDUP

So, turns out there are more than one of us: The Write Blog — by Jeffrey Berman. Great info about the writing business and lots of great interviews with scriptwriters. Do you have a Write Blog? Tell us about it!

25 Nov 2009

NEW WORDS FOR 2009: “FRENEMY,” “STAYCATION” AND “GREEN-COLLAR”

Okay, so if you’re like me (read: if you’re a big word geek), you kind of look forward to finding out which of this year’s “it” terms make the transition from blogs and pop culture to bona fide dictionary entries. Merriam-Webster just released their list of words that will be included in the updated 2009 […]

22 Nov 2009

FIVE GREAT HOLIDAY GIFTS FOR WRITERS

If you’ve known a writer, you know they can be picky (some might even say pretentious). But it’s really not that hard buying gifts for the writers in your life – especially not with TWFH on your side. Here we’ve put together a list of five of our favorite gifts and gadgets for writers. 1. […]

19 Nov 2009

“THAT” VS. “WHICH”

Today, one of our most grammar-savvy clients emailed us with a question. She asked: If a sentence says, ‘A policy (that/which) protects the merchant against penalties… ’ should you use ‘that’ or ‘which’? And why? I wasn’t 100 percent sure I knew the right answer. I was pretty sure. Mostly sure. But not totally sure. […]

09 Nov 2009

YOUR PAYCHECK VS. YOUR CONSCIENCE: SHOULD YOU TURN DOWN UNETHICAL PROJECTS?

You’ve probably seen those documentary-style anti-tobacco ads – the ones where a slick and smiling executive grills a series of job applicants about their qualifications. The questions start innocently enough – there’s usually a discussion about the applicant’s previous advertising work or basic office skills like typing or filing — and then the interview takes […]

01 Nov 2009

STAY IN FOCUS: REMEMBERING YOUR AUDIENCE AND MESSAGE

When you’re in the middle of a copywriting job, there’s an age-old marketing maxim that can be hard to remember – and it can sometimes be hard to convey to clients: You can’t be all things to all people. Good copy does two things: It speaks to a specific, targeted audience AND it has a […]

18 Oct 2009

IS TWITTER DOWN?

Twitter has apparently been down since about 04:53:18 US Eastern Time, and it’s amazing how riled people can get about a FREE service being down. Some people are calling their service providers to make sure that Twitter hasn’t been inadvertently blocked! Hey, I love Twitter, but I’m not ready to deal with an hour on […]

16 Oct 2009

SEO RAPPER?

Ok, so he doesn’t rap about writing, but he raps about SEO, which is, of course, related to SEO content and website writing. So, if you want to get your site ranking in search engines, check this out. It’s the SEO rapper, and he actually has some pretty good tips on SEO coding.

16 Oct 2009

HOW TO WRITE 50,000 WORDS IN 30 DAYS, MAKE NEW FRIENDS, AND SQUASH WRITER’S BLOCK

Image via Wikipedia Dust off your laptops, start doing some preliminary research, and clear your schedule for November: The beginning of next month marks the 10th anniversary of National Novel Writing Month. Here’s the deal. Anyone can participate (you just need to register on the NaNoWriMo site). Writing begins Novembers 1st and ends November 30th […]

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