Archives for July 2012

Back to Basics Works

I recently conducted a writing workshop that led me back to basics. You see, my group ranged in ages four to fourteen, and I had thirty minutes to teach them how to write a story. At the same time, I happened to be reading Stephen King’s
On Writing, the best advice I’ve seen on the craft. When I looked back, my simple “lesson plan” contained striking similarities to the master storyteller’s guidance, so I thought I’d share what I learned. [Read more…]

Tips for the Perfect Blog Post

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I’ve been studying blogging lately, and thought I’d share Derek Halpern’s easy reference “How to Write the Perfect Blog Post” with you.  It’s okay, he gave me permission.

Not all blogs are alike – use what works for you.

I’ve personally struggled along the way.  Has anyone else heard these voices: Is anyone reading this?  Who cares?  Why am I doing this?  I’ve concluded my approach to blogging NOW follows the way I accomplish most of what I do.  I start with a basic plan; learn as much as I can; adjust and modify using what seems to work; learn from what doesn’t; and keep moving forward.  Positively.

I consider an expert’s experience with 1,000,000 pageviews a day worthy of sharing with you.

So read on for the step-by-step guidance on the Perfect Blog Post (click to enlarge), from which I think any blogger or writer can learn AT LEAST one valuable tip.

PerfectBlogPost
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And just to personally follow Derek’s advice, here’s where I’ll ask you to subscribe in the sidebar to the right, if you’d like to see future blog posts and benefit from other lessons I’ve learned.  Hey, it’s free…just as is the “Leave a Comment” feature.  Happy blogging!