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John Lemke

The New Year's Writing Resolution You Can Actually Keep - Copyblogger - 0 views

  • Every day in January, write for 20 minutes. By every day, I mean every day. Including weekends. Including the Martin Luther King holiday. Including the days that get crazy.
  • To become a better writer (whether it’s for text, podcast scripts, video scripts, or anything else that needs words to be strung together effectively), you need to write. And the best way to write more is to build the habit of writing every day. Give it a try for 31 days, and let us know how it’s going! And if you’ve ever tried a daily writing practice, we’d love to hear about it in the comments.
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    This is a pretty decent tip.  The reality is simple.  If you don't love to read, you have no business even considering being a writer.  Furthermore and more on the topic of the article, if you are not writing daily, you shall never be a writer.
John Lemke

You Got a Freelance Writing Assignment! Now What? - 0 views

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    This article offers writers tips on what to do once they get the gig. While they may seem obvious, I bet you have missed a few.
John Lemke

Top 10 Blogs for Writers 2013 - the Winners | Write to Done - 0 views

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    I already knew of some of these but there is always room for more in my feed reader. I just thought I would share them here.
John Lemke

3 Steps for Creating Meaningful Goals That Will Help You Make Progress as a Writer - 0 views

  • This goes beyond setting goals for individual projects and instead spans all parts of your writing life, from pitching to craft to the business side.
  • Brainstorm all the things you’d love to see yourself accomplishing as a writer. Once you’ve got your ideas down on paper, streamline those thoughts by writing in one sentence that encompasses your overall objective for writing.
  • Each big picture requires a different set of tasks. And each short-term goal will flow naturally from your big picture goal.
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  • Create specific dates by which you want to reach each short-term goal. It may initially feel strange and groundless to set deadlines when you’re unsure of how long things should take. Do it anyway. You can always go back and edit. In fact, you should regularly edit and tweak your goals as you gain expertise and knowledge
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    I am big on goal oriented planning.  This is good article, complete with personal examples from the author, on how to specifically apply the process to copy and freelance writing.
John Lemke

13 Ebooks and Courses That Make Great Holiday Gifts for Writers - 0 views

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    I actually have a few of these ebooks and I am aware of the success of some of the other authors on the list. In my opinion, especially for the cost of free, these 13 should be worth checking out.
John Lemke

2013's 11 hottest SEO copywriting posts » SEO Copywriting - 0 views

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    Just what is says.
John Lemke

SEO copywriting roundup: Hottest posts week of Dec. 17, 2013 » SEO Copywriting - 0 views

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    This is a nice list of writing articles from the past year. It has a good number of sources I recognize and just as many new ones. It certainly looks worth the time to explore. Feel free to leave a comment with your thoughts on any one of them.
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