Five Ways to Prevent Costly Bloopers

Written by Heather Reimer

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2. Sleep on it. Few projects are so urgent that they can't wait untilrepparttar morning. When you're fresh and rested, take another look and start tweaking.

3. Be sure to run everything throughrepparttar 129376 spell-checker, including your email messages. It won't catch everything but it just takes a minute and can save embarrassment.

4. If your background is academic, try adapting your writing style torepparttar 129377 web. Just writing more simply can prevent a lot of mistakes.

5. Everyone has mental blocks - those words that we just insist on misspelling. Make a list and post it close to your monitor. A visual aid can help change ingrained habits.

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What Writers Can Learn From Internet Marketers

Written by Mary Anne Hahn

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4. They've masteredrepparttar art of self-promotion. Moreover, they enjoy it. Internet marketers happily write articles and freely give them away for publication in ezines and on Web sites, knowing thatrepparttar 129375 exposure to their own newsletters, sites and products is worth its weight in gold. They find ways to get interviewed, both online and in print. They collaborate on joint ventures (known inrepparttar 129376 biz as JVs), pooling their talents and strengths on projects for their mutual benefit. These people not only "think outsiderepparttar 129377 box" when it comes to promoting their wares--they never believed there was a box to begin with.

5. They are Web-savvy, and more than willing to share their knowledge. They'll lead you to allrepparttar 129378 free tools and resources online, show you how to attract more visitors to your Web site, divulge their own publicity tactics and respond to both technical and nontechnical questions if they can. Although I have uncovered a number of useful resources online through my own research or in other writers' ezines, many more have come from articles written byrepparttar 129379 top marketing people. They know their way aroundrepparttar 129380 Web, and pass many ofrepparttar 129381 nuggets they find along to their readers.

Certainly I am not saying we should all become e-persuaders; readers also want poetry, mystery, romance, information, news, inspiration and allrepparttar 129382 other types of things we writers produce. They want writers to entertain and/or inform them, help them with their resumes, create stories for their children or document historical events.

But can we all learn fromrepparttar 129383 enthusiasm, expertise and resourcefulness ofrepparttar 129384 top Internet marketers. From them, we can discover how to find our own markets, how to get our work noticed, how to promote our services--and have fun doing so. We might also pick up an idea or two we can apply to our own writing efforts.

And hey, if we happen to whip out a credit card and purchase one of their products after reading one of their articles, then that proves how well they really write, doesn't it?

Mary Anne Hahn edits and publishes WriteSuccess, the free ezine dedicated to the success of writers everywhere. To subscribe,

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