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8 Steps to Identify the Best Writing Coach for You

Want to hire a writing coach, but you’re clueless how to go about it?

Maybe you’re unhappy with your writing skills, your productivity as a writer, and even the current state of your writing business and career. 

It’s possible that at first, you struggled to come up with new writing ideas, and with time you started using every excuse under the sun to avoid sitting down to write. Sadly, when you finally forced yourself, you only stared at your screen without writing, for long periods of time.

Now, you’ve decided to team up with a writing coach to inject new life into your writing.

Legitimate writing coaches can provide guidance and direction to help you avoid information overload or expensive mistakes, and overcome any obstacles preventing you from achieving your goals. They have solid credentials, experience in one or more relevant writing specialties, and they always deliver on their promises.

Ready to hire a writing coach that provides outstanding value?

Keep reading and you will learn eight steps to identify bona fide writing coaches and pick the most suitable one for you.

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8 Ways To Create Article Titles That Will Engage Your Audience

For some writers, writing article titles is about creating content; for others, it’s about creativity. For some it’s about making sales; for others, it’s about engaging with their audience. Whatever your goals are, coming up with article titles can be tricky.

When I started writing, I didn’t have to worry about what to call my pieces. I was given instructions on what to write and how to write it, including the titles. 

When I became a professional writer and started writing on my own, I realized I had a big problem: I didn’t know how to determine titles for my articles.

So I started reading. I went through a whole lot of other writers’ articles and learned from their methods as well as coming up with my own strategies. In this post, I will share with you my experience and knowledge so that you too can create effective, engaging titles for your articles.

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Why Feedback And Healthy Criticism Are Key To A Writer’s Growth

Digitalization has revolutionized almost every aspect of our lives, and the writing industry is no exception. We are living in the 4.0 era, also known as the information age. And it is probably the best time to be a writer. 

The advent of the internet has created multiple new avenues and opportunities for publication, enabling writers to more easily share their work with the world. Overall, the writing industry is at a much better place than it was 10 years ago. 

There is, however, a downside: Getting bylines has become relatively easier. As a result, as writers, we may begin to build a sense of disregard for any feedback or criticism. 

The more bylines we add to our portfolio, the more confident we feel. Getting bylines is amazing and building confidence is great. However, when this confidence graduates to overconfidence and turns into a delusion where we stop accepting any criticism or feedback on our work, it becomes a problem.

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8 Writing Lessons I Wish I Knew As A Beginner Writer

I took no interest in writing during high school. The only things I wrote were literature essays and exam papers. I never imagined myself as a writer. To me, writing was a sacred job, reserved for only very creative or wise people. 

It wasn’t until college that I discovered my passion for writing. It started out more like a hobby. I would scribble some notes when I got bored, read other people’s blogs, or even, when I felt inspired, write a couple pieces myself. 

I still remember the first time I completed an entire blog post. It was effortless. I fleshed out the first draft in one go without much thinking, writing whatever sprung up in my mind. 

And it felt wonderful.

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