The Write Blog

29 Apr 2020

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY: PROTECTING MYSELF, MY BOOK, AND MY SOURCES

Every interesting story has a hook. The challenge is finding what grabs your reader. One sure way to make your story stand out is by using quotes. Why is this effective? Possibly because our human nature makes us curious about others. Quoting experts helps you make a compelling argument. It’s satisfying to read of others […]

17 Apr 2020

CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE: HOW AND WHY TO RAMP UP YOUR BLOG CONTENT QUICKLY

As more and more Americans self-quarantine or are asked to work from home, online activity is skyrocketing. In fact, from January 29 to April 8,  usage rates rose 105 percent (from 22.6 million people to 46.2 million people in the U.S. using the internet during peak hours). While the circumstances aren’t ideal, most business owners […]

09 Apr 2020

ALTERNATIVES TO EMAIL FOR COMPANY OR CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS

There is no denying that over the years, we have become increasingly more reliant on email. We use it to sell product, provide customer support, communicate with coworkers, and more. But is this approach truly working to our benefit? Could reducing our email use actually help us create a more productive business environment? Since 2015, […]

02 Apr 2020

GOOD NEWS TO BRIGHTEN UP YOUR DAY

It’s no secret that people are feeling a bit down these days. With shelter-in-place orders, businesses closing, and news stories that sound like some kind of post-apocalyptic novel, it’s no wonder people are struggling to stay positive. It is during times like these, though, that it is increasingly important to look for the beauty and […]

26 Mar 2020

TRADITIONAL PUBLISHING VS SELF-PUBLISHING: WHAT’S THE BEST WAY TO PUBLISH YOUR BOOK?

You’ve written a book—congratulations! But after the initial euphoria wears off, many authors are faced with this looming question: Now what? You want to get your book out into the world—but aren’t sure which is the best way to do so. Should you try to land a contract with a traditional publisher? Or is self-publishing […]

18 Mar 2020

KEYS TO SMALL BUSINESS MARKETING

Kimberly Smith, University of Houston Small Business Development CenterEach year, about 400,000 new small businesses open their doors to the economic landscape in their communities. But according to www.bloomberg.com, a whopping 80 percent of these new ventures will fail within the first 18 months. What’s the difference between one energetic, inspired entrepreneur with an idea […]

13 Mar 2020

THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO SELF-PUBLISHING PLATFORMS

Two decades ago, self-published authors commanded about as much respect for their work as used car salesmen or politicians. In other words, no one was taking them seriously. But over time, stories began to emerge about authors like Mark Dawson, who has sold over 2 million copies of his books. Or Amanda Hocking, who back […]

05 Mar 2020

THE DEATH OF THE APOSTROPHE SOCIETY

As self-proclaimed grammar nerds, we at The Writers For Hire are disappointed to share that the Apostrophe Protection Society has officially been shut down. (Never mind the fact that we did not even know that such a society ever existed until we came across this article from the Evening Standard.) The society, which was founded […]

27 Feb 2020

GOING BEHIND THE CURTAIN: FAQ ON PUBLISHING AND THE LEGAL ISSUES OF HIRING A GHOSTWRITER

Every year, dozens of civil lawsuits are filed that included allegations of libel or defamation. Most of the time, these things are obscure cases that never reach the headlines, but nevertheless cost both plaintiffs and defendants sizable sums for legal fees and court costs. Some cases, though, such as Jesse Ventura’s case against Chris Kyle’s […]

19 Feb 2020

MASTERING ROI: 11 TIPS FOR MEASURING CONTENT MARKETING AND THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

You’ve invested in content marketing and thought leadership campaigns in hopes that they will help to grow your business. But, how do you know if they are truly worth the money you put in? Too often, it can seem difficult to figure out if you should keep funding a particular type of marketing strategy or […]