#creativewords Archives - Page 6 of 7 - Creative Words

#creativewords Archives - Page 6 of 7 - Creative Words

Pyramid structure for a blog

Structure your ideas from a single point

You’ve got a target audience in mind and you’ve got all your ideas written down, now’s the time to think about the structure of your article. To do this you need to answer one question: What is the ONE THING you want your ideal reader to take away? This should be one very clear point

Spelling and Grammar

Let it all Hang Out – how to get started on a piece

How do I get started? Oh! The dreaded blank piece of paper! This is one of the hardest challenges you can face as a writer. Staring down onto an empty page (or screen) is intimidating and knowing how to get your teeth into the piece is so tough. And the more you think about it

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What’s on your mind?

But what  do I write? It is a common conundrum. In my last blog I spoke about how to get going and to get into the discipline of writing and that doing something (anything) every day is the cornerstone for building your writing muscle. Having tackled ‘how’ the question which often comes wining my way is

Spelling and Grammar

How do you write?

Cate, How do you write? This is one of the questions that I’m most often asked is also one of the most vague and difficult to answer. Seeking the ‘How to write’ rule book? If you’re not confident about the process of writing, it would be ideal to have some kind of rule book. That

Blogging – bringing it all together

In this Creative Words blog series, we’ve covered a variety of topics relating to blogging. In case you missed any of it, I’m wrapping up the series with a quick recap of some of the highlights. When to blog In this article we covered the role of blogging even in this fast moving world of

BLogging series

Sharing your content wider – how do you get eyes on your blog?

At its most simple, blogging is creating content with which an audience can engage. If you think of it that way, it’s no different to a news site, a Youtube channel or even a Twitter post. Each of them is simply a platform for your content. The difficulty with sharing a blog, rather than a tweet,

Pyramid structure for a blog

Think ‘pyramid’ when planning your blog

So many people say “I can’t write” as a reason not to blog. One of the great things about blogging is that it is a personal expression, so it doesn’t need to be ‘perfect.’  That said, it does need to be easy to read and follow by your audience, so this article will share with

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Think before you blog….

Okay. So you’ve decided that you want to blog. You’ve figured out what to write about. Let’s get blogging – yes? Not quite! There are a few questions that you should ask yourself. Who is your audience? Work out who would be interested in what you have to say and tailor your blog to them.

Writing a blog

The many and varied styles for a blog

So you are contemplating a blog and now you are seeking inspiration to get you going. Before we delve into ‘How’ (coming up in later articles) I though it would help to give you some types of blog which you might like to consider. This is, by no means, an exhaustive list, but a few

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To blog or not to blog

In the world of fast paced social media, you could be forgiven for thinking that blogging is out-dated. Almost everyone, from your grandmother to your potential business partner, is on Facebook – and anybody who is anybody is tweeting on a daily basis (including Presidents and Prime Ministers) Social media is now so dominant that