It doesn’t matter how long it will take. You’ll get the project done.
It doesn’t matter what time of the day it is. You’ll work until you get it right.
You have — what I call — a “do-whatever-it-takes attitude.” It’s because you’re a writer and you possess an unbridled enthusiasm for creating.
You should be proud of that, but you also might be frustrated because it’s tough to find a career that requires and appreciates your writing skills and creative abilities.
It’s going to be okay, though. That “do-whatever-it-takes attitude” of yours will motivate you to continually sharpen your strengths and lead you to opportunities that are the right fit.
This week’s Copyblogger Collection is a series of three handpicked articles that will show you:
- How to immediately become a more productive (and better) writer
- How to cultivate the perfect anatomy of a modern web writer
- How to write better short sentences
As you work your way through the material below, think of the following lessons as a mini course for writers looking to become content marketers.
How to Immediately Become a More Productive (and Better) Writer
Change is scary, so it’s common to also fear the exact thing you want. Because you must evolve to get there.
In How to Immediately Become a More Productive (and Better) Writer, Jerod Morris wants to help you along your evolution as a writer who is content marketing savvy.
“I want to help you change as a writer — in one small but significant way.
Sometimes all it takes is one tiny step to propel you with momentum on a path of continuous development. But you have to take that first step.”
Check out Jerod’s guidance and then decide on a small step you can take today.
The Perfect Anatomy of a Modern Web Writer [Infographic]
Web writing requires specific knowledge, and there’s no better person to prime you on all the details you need to learn than Demian Farnworth.
You’ll even find The Perfect Anatomy of a Modern Web Writer a lot more entertaining than your high school biology class. Demian walks you through categories such as research aptitude, usability awareness, and even caffeine appreciation.
Would you like another cup of coffee today? Demian hopes you answer, “Yes.”
6 Simple Exercises to Help You Write Better Short Sentences [Free Worksheet]
Demian and I have one of those funny writer-editor relationships: He likes to shatter limits, and I like to say, “No.”
But we make a great team and both want to create the best content we possibly can. I was delighted when Demian decided to write 6 Simple Exercises to Help You Write Better Short Sentences.
“Short sentences are gospel truths when it comes to clear, concise writing.
In fact, no lesson about writing for the web is complete without the statement ‘use short sentences.’
Yet, instructions on how to actually write short sentences are in short supply. I aim to fix that.
In this post, you’ll find six exercises that can help you write short, clear sentences that pack a punch — plus three tips on removing unnecessary words.”
We also created a free worksheet you can download to help you practice.
Reserve the right to evolve
You can love where you are today and still strive to expand your world. It keeps things exciting.
Use this post (and save it for future reference) when you’re ready to put in the time and effort that will help you become the writer and content marketer you want to be.
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