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Top Web Content Writing Tips For A Non-Writer
therealgtron

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Msg#: 3985247 posted 10:38 pm on Sep 6, 2009 (gmt 0)

i can't write well and i refuse to copy content from other sites. is there a way for me to start filling my site with quality content? i don't have the budget yet to hire writers. i really just need music reviews and stuff because those are the new sections of my site that need help.

your suggestions are appreciated. :)

 

old_expat

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Msg#: 3985247 posted 3:01 am on Oct 19, 2009 (gmt 0)

^ An interesting exercise that writers often do is to record a real conversation, then type it out verbatim. Basically, it illustrates the fragmentation usually observed in day-to-day communications.

Besides fragmentation, substantial redundancy (i.e. "whaddaya mean?") further establishes the lack of structure, planning, etc of spoken communications.

Add to that, much web textual content is one 'speaker'. The writer needs to establish a premise, build on it, and present his/her ideas in a sequence that the reader expects and can understand. The besides all that, it needs to interest the reader.

D_Blackwell

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Msg#: 3985247 posted 3:01 am on Oct 22, 2009 (gmt 0)

Some people can't write effectively, which doesn't mean that they don't have a lot to say. That's what many writers are for - to present the thoughts of non-writers.

On the flip-side - I can organize and build thoughts pretty well on paper, turning 1 page into 100 - and not just filler. However, despite working at it diligently for a long time, I am weak at speaking in many situations. I believe that I speak well in a planned context, but off the cuff I almost always fare very poorly in spontaneous situations. Hours later I will hit on exactly what I should have said, not the foolish drivel that actually came out of my mouth. Effort, awareness, and diligence is not enough for some people in some areas.

jaiganeshv

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Msg#: 3985247 posted 10:01 am on Oct 26, 2009 (gmt 0)

we can create some test articles and post in some low quality sites before we get into some bigger ones.
make the feet wet before actually dive..

old_expat

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Msg#: 3985247 posted 3:48 am on Nov 13, 2009 (gmt 0)

So many how-to books and writing courses recommend that after completing the "final" edit, set the work aside for as long as you can stand (i.e., months) then go back and re-read it.

What's amazing is how ordinary an article or story often looks.

guitariststuff

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Msg#: 3985247 posted 4:24 pm on Nov 15, 2009 (gmt 0)

I dont know if this would be practical for you but you could do a deal for you to put reviews from other websites on your website, but in return you have a link for their website on your page. Then you don't need to write.

gregsometimes

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Msg#: 3985247 posted 8:37 am on Nov 21, 2009 (gmt 0)

Find articles on the Internet about how to be a better teacher. Try reading a few very good books that teach a skill, or a computer language. Read,read,read,re-read...Pay attention to how the authors use language and what they are doing with words. Learn, try to pick up from them, practice writing every day.

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