Monthly Archives: September 2011

4 Ways Twitter Can Improve Your Writing Skills

Can Twitter really, really make you a better writer? It’s just texts, right? I avoided Twitter when it first came out. It seemed trite. Silly. I had better things to do. But… something gnawed away at me. Maybe I was the one missing the point. Worse, maybe I was missing out on business leads, sales […]

How to write mobile content that stops readers scrolling, scrolling, scrolling

What’s the difference between writing for mobile phones (iphone) and other types of writing? Instead of giving a short answer, let’s look at how to write mobile content from a few different angles. Over the next 5 weeks, I’ll write more articles about mobile content development. If you like it, let me know and I […]

How to Find Freelance Writing Work on Twitter

Want to use Twitter to find freelance writing work? It’s easier than you’d think. Here’s how you can find freelance writing gigs and make a little extra income if you want. And who doesn’t, huh? How to Find Freelance Writing Jobs I use Hootsuite to manage my Twitter accounts. You can also use Tweetdeck or […]

How to Use Clichés When Writing (+Audience Analysis template)

Most people wag their finger and tell you cliches are bad – Google clichés in writing! – but I have a certain warped affection for them. Here’s why. Where do clichés come from? One of the occupational hazards of being a writer is that you see things that others don’t. Y’know, like clichés? Let’s look at […]

How to Write An Employee Handbook that Staff Want to Read

It’s hard to write an Employee Handbook if you feel no one will read it, right? The last time I wrote an Employee Handbook – or Employee Manual as some prefer to call it – we asked ourselves how could we make this more interesting, more compelling, and more rewarding for the readers. Here’s some […]