The Write Blog

10 Jun 2019

HOW TO TEST AN SOP BEFORE ROLLING IT OUT

If you’ve recently completed a Standard Operating Procedures document (SOP), you may be tempted to roll it out without testing it. After all, you put a lot of hard work into it, right? And there’s no way you made a mistake by failing to recognize a skipped step or issuing unclear instructions. But the truth […]

07 Jun 2019

COPYWRITER Q&A: CARISSA LAMKAHOUAN ON THE ART OF THE PITCH

Carissa Lamkahouan has two decades of professional writing experience and has been published in a wide range of newspapers, magazines, and online publications. At The Writers For Hire (TWFH), Carissa is our in-house authority for all things journalism. In this installment of our Copywriter Q&A series, we talked about the process of pitching an article. […]

06 Jun 2019

NONFICTION WRITERS WHO PROVE THAT TRUTH IS STRANGER THAN FICTION

It has been said that truth can be stranger than fiction. But, there are some nonfiction authors who take that idea to the extreme with their unbelievable true life stories. In a quest to find the most incredible nonfiction stories, the writers at Off the Shelf sat down with author, Sara Gran, and compiled a […]

05 Jun 2019

ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS TO ASK BEFORE STARTING YOUR NON-FICTION BOOK

According to an article published in the New York Times, 81 percent of people say they feel they have a book in them and want to write it. Another statistic floating around the internet is that 97 percent of people who start a book don’t finish it. I can’t find the original source for that […]

04 Jun 2019

12 LITTLE-KNOWN PUNCTUATION MARKS TO MAKE YOUR WRITING MORE INTERESTING

It is common knowledge that most sentences end with a period. We are all familiar with the often overused exclamation mark, and we all know that question marks help indicate that a phrase is interrogative. But, have you ever heard of an “interrobang?” How about a “certitude point?” This fascinating article from Readers Digest introduces […]

31 May 2019

MASTER OF GRAMMAR

While the finale of the Game of Thrones left many fans feeling upset and disappointed, there is one thing that we can all agree on: Ser Davos being dubbed “Master of Grammar” by Bronn was pure magic! As writers who are frequently accused of being “grammar police,” we found this title to be perfectly fitting. […]

30 May 2019

HOW TO SUCCESSFULLY SELF-EDIT YOUR NONFICTION BOOK

Your book draft is finally finished! Congratulations! Give yourself a pat on the back and a much-needed break—at least for a few days, anyway. You accomplished something most people will never do! But the work isn’t over yet. It’s time to move on to the next stage of the process—the editing.   What’s the difference […]

29 May 2019

5 REASONS NONFICTION IS IMPORTANT FOR CHILDREN

We all know that learning to read is an important step in brain development and language acquisition. Whether it be a novel or a fashion magazine, reading of any kind helps us to understand the world we live in and learn how to function in everyday life. Unfortunately, though, there are many countries in the […]

28 May 2019

MANAGING THE RFP PROCESS — BEST PRACTICES FOR WRITING PROPOSALS

Congratulations! The RFP seems like a perfect fit. Your company has decided to submit a proposal, and you’re the project lead. Whether you’re managing the process in-house or working with a team of professionals like The Writers for Hire, here are some tips to help you maneuver the process successfully. FIRST, DO YOUR HOMEWORK Read […]

27 May 2019

HOW TO SCHEDULE YOUR NONFICTION BOOK PROJECT IN 4 EASY, PRACTICAL STEPS

Now that you’ve decided to write a book and have identified your book’s angle, the real work begins! Make this work easier by using the four steps below to create a clear schedule for your project. Schedule Your Book Project in 4 Steps Step 1: Identify what needs to be done and how long it […]