Becoming an Online Word Compactor

Written by Mike Morgan


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3. Outline first. Then arrange your topics in a logical order. This reducesrepparttar need for transition sentences.

4. Limit examples and anecdotes to one per topic.

5. Compress fluff. Don't use "inrepparttar 129579 not-too-distant future" when "soon" will work.

6. If your topic contains do's and don't's, leave out one orrepparttar 129580 other. Instead of "rather than doing 'X', it is better to do 'Y'", simply write "Do 'Y'".

7. Make friends with your dictionary and thesaurus. Replace adjectives and adverbs with active verbs and nouns. "Very, very large" might become "gargantuan", and "ran at top speed" might become "sprinted".

They're not revolutionary, but these simple rules can help you craft an informative, yet compact article for online publications that will have e-zine and Web site editors e- mailing you to ask when your next piece will be ready.



Mike Morgan provides a variety of services for writers. He owns Bison Creek Author Services at http://bisoncreek.com and moderates the Article Post-Short Pieces free content witer-editor exchange for short content and fillers http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ap-shorts


Writing Made Them Rich #1: JK Rowling

Written by Michael Southon


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The Philosopher's Stone was published on 30 June, 1997 and was an instant success.

The book was published under her initials because her publisher feared that boys would be less likely to readrepparttar book if they knew it was written by a woman.

At a book fair in Italy later that year, Scholastic Books boughtrepparttar 129576 American rights for $105,000, an unheard of figure for a children's writer with only one book to her name.

It was published inrepparttar 129577 States in 1998 withrepparttar 129578 title 'Harry Potter andrepparttar 129579 Sorcerer's Stone'.

The sequel - 'Harry Potter andrepparttar 129580 Chamber of Secrets' - was published in June of 1999 and later that same year,repparttar 129581 third book inrepparttar 129582 series was released, 'Harry Potter andrepparttar 129583 Prisoner of Azkaban'.

Byrepparttar 129584 time her fourth book appeared in 2000 - 'Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire' -repparttar 129585 series had become an international phenomenon:repparttar 129586 initial print run for her 4th book was 1.5 million copies inrepparttar 129587 UK and 3.8 million inrepparttar 129588 US.

By 2000, JK Rowland had becomerepparttar 129589 highest-earning woman in Britain, with an income of more than 20.5 million ($29.3m) inrepparttar 129590 previous year.

In 2001 her annual earnings were estimated at over 24m, ($34.3m) placing her between Madonna and Paul McCartney inrepparttar 129591 ranks of high-earning celebrities.

In October 1998 Warner Brothers boughtrepparttar 129592 rights to 'Harry Potter andrepparttar 129593 Sorcerer's Stone' and its sequel ('Harry Potter andrepparttar 129594 Chamber Of Secrets'), forrepparttar 129595 tidy sum of $700,000.

Withrepparttar 129596 release ofrepparttar 129597 first Harry Potter film, J.K. Rowling's total earnings are estimated to have exceeded $100 million.

In March 2001 she was awarded an OBE (Order ofrepparttar 129598 British Empire) byrepparttar 129599 Queen, for services to children's literature.



Michael Southon has been writing for the Internet for over 3 years. He has shown hundreds of webmasters how to use this simple technique to get massive free publicity and dramatically increase traffic and sales. Click here to find out more: http://www.ezine-writer.com


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