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Note 348 – Accidentally overwriting blog posts

I was horrified that I was able to overwrite last night’s blog post by mistake (from my iPhone) but thankfully it all turned out okay, by taking advantage of the cool feature in WordPress – I apologise in advance if you already know about this. Here are the steps I took to mess things up … Continue reading

Note 347 – A writer’s decision to change direction

The point that I bounced around yesterday was that when you are reviewing the writing challenges you have set yourself (or any type of challenge for that matter) you should feel confident about changing your direction.  It feels good to commit yourself to something you love doing and then pour all your time and effort into it, but not so good when … Continue reading

Note 346 – Reviewing writing challenges and goals

Imagine this – you are in the middle of a challenge that you set yourself and you can’t break free for fear of failing, or letting others down. Failing what? Letting who down? If you set the goal, you can change the following things about it: Where the new goal post is e.g. change it … Continue reading

Note 345 – Every writer deserves some time off

Being Easter Monday and the last day of my week off, I wanted to have a bit of a lazy morning, so I got up late and then watched the TV – two things I rarely do.  I really enjoyed it, plus it got rid of my headache. I then read a blog titled ‘Amaze … Continue reading

Note 344 – The word capricious

I heard the word capricious on the television yesterday when someone was referring to the English weather. Although I wasn’t entirely sure of the exact definition of the word, I quite liked the sound of it. According to Merriam-Webster online dictionaries, the adjective capricious (which has been in use since 1601) means: 1. Likely to … Continue reading

Note 343 – Expressing gratitude through writing

To feel happy you might choose to think or write about feeling happy. One way to ensure that you get into this frame of mind daily is to keep a gratitude journal – somewhere you write about what you are thankful and grateful for. This could be a book, a piece of paper or a … Continue reading

Note 342 – Can writing promote everyday happiness?

When you have something on your mind, you can do a number of things – the main ones being: Keep it to yourself Talk to others Write it down But, which is the best way, or is it different for each person?  Which method encourages more feelings of happiness?  I’ve just started reading :59 seconds by Professor Richard … Continue reading

Note 341 – Copywriting v copyrighting

Wikipedia defines copywriting as “the act of writing copy for the purpose of marketing and advertising a person, business, opinion or idea”.  Yesterday’s post Note 339 – What is a copywriter? included Socyberty.com’s definition of copywriting which a “unique representation of an idea to hook more and more readers”.  According to The Cambridge Dictionaries online a copywriter is … Continue reading

Note 340 – 10,000 hits, some ‘book’ news and lots of patience…

Thank you to my 80 WordPress followers and everyone else who has supported me on Twitter and Facebook since My Writing Challenge began on 1st May 2011.  With only 26 days of the challenge left to go, I am feeling on top of the world, as not only have my blog stats (number of hits) reached 10,000 just a few minutes ago (I … Continue reading

Note 339 – What is a copywriter?

I’ve often wondered what a copywriter actually does and thought I would do a bit of research today.  Copywriting or ‘writing copy’ is the act of writing or editing content for a living.  “Commercial writers or copywriters have been around since the world became literate” says Allena Tapia in her post What exactly is a copywriter? (About.com).  She explains that the ‘content’ they … Continue reading

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