Category: The Art of Writing (Page 1 of 10)

How to Improve Expository Essay Writing Skills with TheRightMargin

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This post is a run down of the expository essay ‘smart’ project on TheRightMargin’s writing platform. Smart projects are tailored writing spaces for a specific genre complete with custom guidance, suggested goals and tasks, and a unique writing space. If you’re a student, a teacher or in the edtech industry, you may find something of interest in this post to help improve student writing skills and facilitate your writing curriculum. This is new writing technology that may help alleviate some of the pain points we see in writing essays today.

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A Simple Thought Exercise to Motivate you to Write Again

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Have some writing you want to get done? Spend a couple minutes reading through this easy, 5 step exercise to motivate you to write and finally tackle your writing project head on.

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Best Practices for Indie Publishing Part 1

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It’s hard enough to keep yourself on track to write and complete a book (though it’s a lot easier thanks to TheRightMargin). Once you have the manuscript finished, the question becomes “What do I do with it?” or “Is publishing my work the next step?”. In this two part guest-post, we’ll answer that and give you some best practice methods for launching your indie author career on the right foot.

Where do you start?

There are a lot of directions you can roam once your manuscript is complete, and one of the most popular is indie publishing. Going indie offers some advantages over traditional publishing in terms of keeping the rights to your work, and even making higher royalties per sale. But along with those perks comes the overhead of publishing—all the steps that would typically be handled by a publisher are now your responsibility.

That may sound a bit scary, but it doesn’t have to be. Let’s look at a few best practices for indie publishing and see exactly what you may be in for.

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New Year’s Writing Resolutions for 2017

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New Year’s writing resolutions can feel like furry, hyperactive beasts. They aren’t easy to identify and they always seem to scurry away rather quickly into the busy fog of the emerging year. 

So instead of making one or two big new year’s writing resolutions this year – and in the spirit of TheRightMargin’s philosophy of breaking down large goals into achievable milestones and tasks – I’ve decided to start the new year with a writing goal… just for January. 

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Improve your writing via a retrospective

Have you ever caught yourself thinking you could be a better writer? Having a healthy amount of humility in one’s own work is of course, normal. Doing a simple retrospective, or ‘retro’ for short, on your writing projects can help you save time, money and ultimately a lot of self-doubt through your writing career.

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