Do You Have a Writing Portfolio?

Back in the old days I used to carefully trim my articles and photos out of the newspaper and glue them into a “string book”.…

Writing Checklist: 9 Quick Ways to Keep Editors Happy and Avoid Unnecessary Rewrites (150 words)

Editing and revising is part of the writing process. So, get used to it. Know your client’s guidelines and review them before submitting your work.…

Why You Should Do Interviews

I know I’m probably a little biased since I have a background in journalism, but interviews make writing stronger. Period. Before you click away and…

Content Marketing’s New Writing Strategy: GEO

If you’ve been writing for the web for more than a week, you’ve heard of SEO, or search engine optimization. In a nutshell, it’s the…

3 Places to Use Hashtags (Beyond Twitter)

Hashtags use popular keywords and the pound symbol to help your online content get found through social media search functions. Hashtags look like this: #webwritingadvice…

Is Your Feedback Fluffy or Fruitful?

I read a lot. Each day I work my way through messages on email, social media, this here cool writing blog and my foodie blog.…