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A handy Guide to Punctuation Marks

Here is a simple example sentence by Noemi Tasarra-Twigg on Freelance Writing Gigs: I had a sleepless night thanks to Susan Cain’s “Quiet” Question: Where do you put the period? Inside or outside of the quotation marks? I thought I knew. Guess what: It seems I was wrong. Part of the answer seems to be:… Continue reading A handy Guide to Punctuation Marks

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About Authors and Internet-Stars…

Sigh. Zoella & Co. Quote: "By churning out ghostwritten stories and slapping a famous face on them, publishers are doing a disservice to the industry, authors and readers." ...an interesting article by Kathryn Lindsay, and a topic that is probably not without controversy... I daresay it is written in xoJane's column "Unpopular Opinion" for a… Continue reading About Authors and Internet-Stars…

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(Writing) Contests and Participating Fees

Hmmm... so an organisation/company/private person establishes a writing contest. And offers prize money. YAY! BUT... in order to participate, you need to pay a participation fee. This seems to have developed into a rather common practice nowadays. Now... ...is this a legitimate way to finance the contest? ...or is this just another way of getting money… Continue reading (Writing) Contests and Participating Fees

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Connecting your (Marketing) Content with the right Audience

a.k.a. "Why No One’s Reading Your Marketing Content" by Jayson DeMers, published by HBR.org So - you've written a great text (and maybe it is even SEO-optimized). But what else can you do to get more people to actually read it? How can you improve the distribution of your content? Well, you might get a… Continue reading Connecting your (Marketing) Content with the right Audience