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The Best Writing Blogs Of 2017

We are thrilled to be included on these three great lists of the best blogs for writers in 2017. 1.  The 50 Best Bryan Hutchinson from Positive Writer has announced The Best Writing Blogs for Writers Awards 2017. And Writers Write is one of them. This…

12 Common Writing Mistakes Bloggers Make

Source: Grammar CheckIf you want to improve your business writing, join us for The Plain Language Programme. If you want to learn how to write a book, join our Writers Write course in Johannesburg.  If you enjoyed this post, read: 7 Simple Ways To Generate New Ideas 30 Idioms You Need to Know…

5 Things You Need To Know About Content Marketing

"The idea central to content marketing is that a brand must give something valuable to get something valuable in return. Instead of the commercial, be the show. Instead of the banner ad, be the feature story." ~ James O'Brian, from an article on Mashable. What Is…

9 Practical Tips For New Bloggers

Starting a blog can be overwhelming. Too much technical terminology and lots of unnecessary social media statistics may put you off forever. I've put together some practical tips for beginner bloggers. Don't be afraid. Be sensible. Forget about SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) in the beginning.…

5 Weak Words To Avoid & What To Use Instead

In this Infographic, Jennifer Frost talks about padding words, weak verbs and nouns, and how to avoid them. She even includes and references our famous post, 45 Ways To Avoid Using The Word 'Very' in the Infographic. One way to weaken your writing is to add modifiers…

10 Reasons Why Your Blog Post Won’t Die

What Makes An Article Stick Around? Do you have a post or an article on your website that refuses to die? Four years ago, Amanda Patterson wrote an article about cell phone contracts and how the power of plain language legislation can help consumers. It is one…