Every Writer 2017-05-25T15:20:49Z http://www.everywritersresource.com/feed/atom/ WordPress Every Writer https://plus.google.com/u/0/118205282261348627858 <![CDATA[Word Search for Writers (Mondays)]]> http://www.everywritersresource.com/writingsense/?p=4365 2017-05-25T15:20:49Z 2017-05-24T01:57:21Z Many respectable news and literary publications have crosswords or word searches, so we thought we could run a weekly Word Search for writers. On Mondays we will run one of these. If you find all the words, post a comment below. Not all of these will be this easy, but they will all have something...

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Word Search for Writers

Many respectable news and literary publications have crosswords or word searches, so we thought we could run a weekly Word Search for writers. On Mondays we will run one of these. If you find all the words, post a comment below. Not all of these will be this easy, but they will all have something to do with writing. This week we have 10 names from famous poets writing today (or very recently). We hope you know all of them and recommend looking them up if you draw a blank.  Make sure you stop back next week for the answers and for a new search. To use this word search click the first letter of the word (if you can find one) hold the mouse button and highlight all the letters in the word.

This is has slowly become a tradition of Every Writer. If you do this puzzle often, please leave us a comment. I’m getting emails saying they love this search and do it every time we have a new one, so sign the page as well as let us know when you have solved the puzzle.

We are now on our 3rd year of this word search for writers. We started publishing this page in July 0f 2014. I can’t believe it’s been that long! To that end, could you please suggest some word searches please. I ran out of ideas a long time ago. Sometimes I don’t republish this page with a new wordsearch because I can’t think of anything. So leave that in the comments too.

Lastly, remember, we always have work related stuff going on around our site. These word searches are distractions, but when you are ready to get back to writing, please visit Every Writer.

THIS WEEK:

This week we are doing a summer wordsearch. All these words, if you are like me, will make you so so happy. They are the heart of summer. Summer, for me, as a writer, is a time to relax! Much needed.

Hidden Words

Puzzles by mypuzzle.org

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Every Writer https://plus.google.com/u/0/118205282261348627858 <![CDATA[Poem: Peer Review, Curfew by Peer Reivew, Curfew by Shelia Murphy]]> http://www.everywritersresource.com/?p=8054 2017-05-24T01:56:31Z 2017-05-24T01:56:05Z The post Poem: Peer Review, Curfew by Peer Reivew, Curfew by Shelia Murphy appeared first on Every Writer.

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Every Writer https://plus.google.com/u/0/118205282261348627858 <![CDATA[50 Word Scary Story Summer Contest!]]> http://www.everywritersresource.com/?p=8018 2017-05-20T03:43:16Z 2017-05-20T03:42:46Z Yes, once again we are doing it! I’ve got a bunch (more than 3 fewer than 10) asking, hey when are you doing another 50 Word Scary Story Summer Contest

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50 Word Scary Story Summer Contest!

Yes, once again we are doing it! I’ve got a bunch (more than 3 fewer than 10) asking, hey when are you doing another 50 Word Word Scary Story Summer Contest. I like those contests….Thank you for those emails. I really enjoy these too. I like reading wonderful and amazing stories that are so short, you are amazed at the writing.

To that end you should all know that some of the 50 word stories will be in our new PRINT edition of Every Writer the Magazine due out this June. So if you write a 50 word story here, it may end up in our print edition. More about our new magazine is coming soon.

Either way I am really looking forward to this 50 Word Scary Stories. This is the contest that comes right before our big big and sometimes stressful Halloween Contest. This one is so relaxed. I laugh, I cry, I get scared, the pressure is just not there like I see in that contest.

These 50 word stories, as it turns out, are perfect for filling spaces in our magazine. If your story is picked we will contact you. Also, you should know we pick all kinds of stories, they don’t have to be winners, although winners in this contest are guaranteed a spot in our print magazine.

Here are the rules as usual:

50 Words or less
Post in the comments
Deadline is July 30, 2017
Must have a title (does not count in the word count)
Must be scary, clever, awesome….best story wins
Post as many stories as you want

On August 2, 2017 we will have a movie and a chat, and we will announce the winners. Now, I get a lot of angry emails saying that they never heard who won the contest. In that public chat we announce the winner. Generally the chat is left up for a good long time. We do not generally do an announcement of the winner until the winner returns the email. Many people say they want to wait for a while before they use our promotion space. We’ve had, I believe, 5 writers ask us to wait to run promotions until their book publishes or for some other reason. So if you didn’t see an announcement this is why. If you want to know who winds, come to the movie on August 2nd, or at least take the time to read the transcript.

The prizes:
You will win $500 in ads on our site
You will have up to 1 year to use these ads
First place is the only winner
This will include an announcement, banner ads, social media promos and an email blast.

So, post your story, post as many stories as you want, they have to be scary, have to 50 words. If you win you will be in our Halloween print edition of Every Writer and you’ll get all the stuff listed above.

Good luck (I’m excited!)

This is our Richard Throcket Stacker Literary Award.

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Every Writer https://plus.google.com/u/0/118205282261348627858 <![CDATA[Story: A Quick Twist by Patrick Hanford]]> http://www.everywritersresource.com/?p=8004 2017-05-19T02:56:35Z 2017-05-19T02:56:03Z I’m sitting in a bar, sipping a beer, wondering if she’s going with me
tonight.
The door bangs open, a man with a gun.
“You bitch,” he yells.

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Every Writer https://plus.google.com/u/0/118205282261348627858 <![CDATA[a solitary thought by Stella Radulescu]]> http://www.everywritersresource.com/?p=8001 2017-05-19T02:19:45Z 2017-05-19T02:19:45Z The post a solitary thought by Stella Radulescu appeared first on Every Writer.

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Every Writer https://plus.google.com/u/0/118205282261348627858 <![CDATA[8 Ways to Earn Your Audience as a Writer]]> http://www.everywritersresource.com/?p=7997 2017-05-19T01:26:53Z 2017-05-19T01:26:53Z 8 Ways to Earn Your Audience as a Writer How do writers gain more readers? The answer is simple: they just write something extraordinary and the readers come to them. Well, it’s not that easy. Even the most exciting stories need a boost.

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8 Ways to Earn Your Audience as a Writer

How do writers gain more readers? The answer is simple: they just write something extraordinary and the readers come to them. Well, it’s not that easy. Even the most exciting stories need a boost. You do need to tell a great story, but building an extensive audience requires something more than commitment and talent.

There are few tricks you can rely on while writing and promoting your next piece. When you know what elements of writing and promotion attract a greater audience, you can use them to make your story more appealing.

We’ll list 8 ways to earn a larger, more devoted reading audience with your work.

  1. Do What You Do Best, Avoid What You Don’t Do Well

In other words, don’t try to be something you’re not. You don’t like heavy promotions and public speaking? You don’t have to do that. You don’t like writing guest blog posts? It would be great if you could promote your work that way, but it’s not something you can force on yourself. All recommendations you get for writing and promoting – they are just options. You don’t have to check off every box on the list. You just need to do what you do best.

The audience is attracted to writers with unique personalities. The world of technology gives us a unique opportunity to connect with our favorite authors. We don’t want to see robots trained in marketing. We want to see raw, authentic personalities who are not afraid to show who they are. Take George RR Martin as an example. Yes, there’s definitely some marketing involved in his presentation, but we still see his personality behind it.

  1. Be Patient!

You thought you could earn an audience overnight? That won’t happen. With the book you write, you plant a seed. It will take a lot of nurture and devotion for it to grow into something beautiful. Gaining an audience is a process that takes work and patience. You’ll be gaining the attention of one reader at a time.

The main thing to do is to write a brilliant book. From then on, you’ll have to engage in some marketing and nurture connections with the readers. You’ll have to choose the methods that work for you, and you’ll keep trying, on and on.

  1. Appreciate the Feedback, but Don’t Let It Crush You

You have absolute power over your creative integrity. You do need to get some feedback on your work, though. You’ll be exploring Goodreads and other social networks, so you’ll see what the readers have to say about your work. Constructive feedback can only make you a stronger writer. You’ll enhance your strengths and dilute your weaknesses, so you’ll start delivering literature that works better for your target audience.

Still, you mustn’t allow the feedback to affect your creative integrity. Once you process the comments you get from the social media community, back away. Don’t obsess over the negative stuff. Don’t try to respond. Consider the feedback, but don’t let it crush you.

  1. Share the Process

This is where blogging is useful. When you attract a considerable number of readers, they will want to keep track with your work. They will ask you for updates on your progress, and they will keep bugging you with requests to announce your next big thing. That pressure can cause a writer’s block if you’re not being careful. Still, you do need to share something.

If you don’t like blogging, share bits of the working process in interviews. Tweet or post a Facebook status. Do whatever you feel comfortable with. You can share anecdotes, your daily routine, or tips that result from your own experience. You just need to show some personality. That’s what the audience is looking for: to see a human behind the books they love.

  1. Don’t Obsess Over the Numbers

It’s not okay to treat your readers as numbers. You have a goal to gain 100K readers over a year? That’s not the right way to approach this process. Your readers are real people, so you should be more concerned about the quality of the connection you make. If you gain devoted readers, who respect your work and want to see more from you, the bigger numbers will follow naturally.

  1. Open Up

Social media? Blogging? Interviews? Your own website? Email marketing? Reddit? Pick a medium that works for you, and start interacting with the audience. Even if you’re the greatest introvert on Earth, you can still find a way to communicate with your readers.

Ask for their opinions and answer their questions! The readers want to feel connected to you. Just be yourself and mingle with the online community.

  1. Offer Various Editions… And Something Free

If you’re not a famous writer and you publish a book that costs $14.99 in hardcopy and doesn’t have an electronic version, you won’t get many readers. That’s sad, but it’s the reality. People are looking for literature they can afford. That’s why you need to distribute your book in different formats. A hardcopy is nice, but you still need a more affordable electronic version.

Your audience will also appreciate free stuff. If you can write a short story or an eBook without much effort, distribute it all over the net for free. That nice sample of your work will attract many readers towards your “real” work.

  1. Keep Writing

This is the ultimate secret recipe for gaining more readers: just keep writing. The more work you produce, the more readers you’ll have. Keep exploring your ideas, no matter how silly they seem at the beginning. Read more, practice more, write more!

If you check out Paulo Coelho’s bibliography, you’ll realize he gets a new book out almost every year. We could blame him for focusing on quantity over quality, but we cannot deny that his strategy works. He keeps attracting more readers by the day.

Of course, quality is important. It’s the first and foremost criterion for gaining readers. However, it also pays to write a lot.

You can’t have a careless attitude towards your work. The way your audience perceives it is important, so you have to make an effort to be liked and appreciated. The whole process isn’t supposed to be a torture, though. You’ll still write what you want to write, but you’ll also focus on engaging the audience. Keep writing and connecting. The success will follow!

 Author

Julie Petersen is a writer and a founder of essay websites reviews blog for students. There she shares tips for students to help them succeed in college and life.

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Every Writer https://plus.google.com/u/0/118205282261348627858 <![CDATA[Writing and Social Communication]]> http://www.everywritersresource.com/?p=7978 2017-05-16T02:39:57Z 2017-05-16T01:36:03Z Writing and Social Communication It may sound simple, but most of us struggle with mastering the art of speaking or trying to engage in a conversation. Most likely, we say one thing, someone else hears something different, and misunderstanding and conflicts set in.

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Writing and Social Communication

Writing and Social Communication

It may sound simple, but most of us struggle with mastering the art of speaking or trying to engage in a conversation. Most likely, we say one thing, someone else hears something different, and misunderstanding and conflicts set in.

Communication is about understanding the emotion and intentions in a certain information given. It’s how you convey a message and how you listen to understand the actual meaning of what’s being said. There is a major connection between social skills and success in every area of life. Different people have various levels of social skills and those who don’t understand end up seeking “write my paper” help from writing services. Some can speak freely, while others can’t speak in front of people or over the phone.

If you lack proper social skills, there are some writing exercises you can engage in that can help boost your social communication skills and make your life better.

  • Keeping a diary

A diary is an important document that promotes communication among people. A diary can include weekly stickers that indicate the activities done by a person within a certain period and what they plan to do. These stickers focus on the core values of the community which is a perfect way to monitor a person’s attitude, effort, and motivation.

In school for example where students frequently buy research papers online, a diary is a line of communication between parents and the teachers. This way, it becomes easy to monitor the behavior of their children and act when there need. When people write down their feelings, it gives them confidence and clears their mind of all the stuff that may be stressing them out.

  • Note-taking

Effective note-taking is a transferable skill that can be applied in all aspects of life including essay writing. It is a powerful skill that aid in communication by summarizing and retaining the main points from what you have heard and understood. Simply, it is a way of recording important information for future reference.

Most students buy term papers online to help them in note-taking. Most of us have a good memory, but this doesn’t exempt us from taking notes in certain situations to recall it later. When you take notes you do it for the purpose of reminding yourself later on and at the same time, someone else can review the notes that will help them learn some good communication skills. Doing this daily will develop into a ritual and soon you will be able to use your notes naturally.

  • Comments and jokes

When it comes to presentation, humor and jokes can help to establish rapport with your audience. It is a form of communication that can ease tension and help you in responding to hostile questions. Also, it is a way to keep the audience attentive and increase their interest in what you’re saying. And information can be easily conveyed and remembered if it was made in form of humor.

Jokes help to invite an on-demand response from your audience. If you are good at using humor, then you don’t need to struggle with telling jokes. You will connect easily with your audience since they spring from real-life experiences that your listeners can relate with. Some even write papers for money and sell their skills.

  • Pretty words

Words have a wonderful power to build, and the power to destroy. When people use words, they have the power to change the way other people feel by the words they choose to describe a certain experience. A major part of achieving our goals in life and achieving what we want is determined by how we communicate with others. When you use words to drive positivity, your communication with others increases effectively.

For example, a college paper writing service use of nice words and quotes to capture the customer’s interest describe an experience can be a wonderful vehicle to get the message across. Similarly, pretty words can be useful in real life to cheer you up and shed light to an existing miscommunication in a congregation. You can use communication quotes in presentations or meetings to break the ice and eliminate tension among people. It is a perfect way to trigger communication in any situation.

So, by now you may have realized that writing and communication go hand in hand. A good communication is a group of words written to form a sensible conversation. This writing exercise will help you improve your communications skills and hopefully, people will start listening to you and connect with what you are saying.

About the author:

Samantha Anderson studies Education and practices open-minded way living. She gains a valuable life experience by writing for writing service WriteMyPaper.Today

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Every Writer https://plus.google.com/u/0/118205282261348627858 <![CDATA[Story: Them by Meg Pokrass]]> http://www.everywritersresource.com/?p=7975 2017-05-16T01:02:54Z 2017-05-16T01:02:54Z You would hate it if you knew how many times I apply lipstick now that you're gone. I'm putting it on, like, every five minutes to get through the next fifteen, though I know they use fish scales to make it

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Every Writer https://plus.google.com/u/0/118205282261348627858 <![CDATA[Poem: Approaching Cuttack by Nilesh Mondal]]> http://www.everywritersresource.com/?p=7971 2017-05-16T02:39:13Z 2017-05-16T00:57:08Z Nilesh Mondal, 23, is an engineer by choice and poet by chance.
He works as a writer for Terribly Tiny Tales and Thought Catalog, and as prose editor for Moledro Magazine.

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Every Writer https://plus.google.com/u/0/118205282261348627858 <![CDATA[Book Publisher: Salem-Danvers Village Press]]> http://www.everywritersresource.com/?p=7968 2017-05-16T02:41:03Z 2017-05-16T00:52:27Z We are a new independent book publisher seeking for new authors. We are a traditional book publisher. We are looking for new content.

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