How To Write Original Information!

Written by Larry Dotson

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5. Connect your information with a new market. For example, you could write about improving your psychic skills targeted at coaches who want to improve their play calling.

6. Merge your information with current news stories. For example, relate your subject to any ofrepparttar top news stories that will be ongoing for awhile.

7. Blend your information with real life. For example, combine your subject with real life interviews, stories, opinions and personal experiences.

8. Relate your information with new examples. For example, they're thousands of books on marketing but most of them use different examples to make you understand.

Don't limit yourself to only these eight ideas. There are millions of information topics that can help you to brainstorm new writing ideas.

Larry Dotson 1000 Ways To Write, Create, Package And Sell Information Products!

Self-Editing Your Writing

Written by Mary Anne Hahn

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Yet, even with these changes, my piece remained too lengthy. Did I really want to slice it down further, atrepparttar risk of losing my reason for writing it? What, precisely, *was* my reason for writing it?

That's when I had an "ah ha" moment. I reviewedrepparttar 129528 essay again, and I began to find entire paragraphs that, although nicely written (in my humble opinion!), did not *directly* contribute torepparttar 129529 main point. Although these paragraphs provided additional background and perhaps a dash or two of color, couldrepparttar 129530 essay survive without them? The answer was undeniably "yes."

So, with nary a whimper, I wielded my pen/scalpel on those paragraphs, which broughtrepparttar 129531 piece underrepparttar 129532 word limit. This enabled me to submit it guiltlessly, knowing I'd managed to walk that line between respectingrepparttar 129533 editor's guidelines and maintainingrepparttar 129534 integrity of what I wanted to communicate.

Okay, I'll admit that I *did* saverepparttar 129535 original version as well. Perhaps I'll submitrepparttar 129536 longer, more lush essay to another publication someday. But I'm pleased withrepparttar 129537 edited one as well. And yes,repparttar 129538 essay ran. (

So what did I learn from this exercise that I want to share with you?

1. First, go ahead and just write what you want to write.

2. Then leave it alone for a while. At least a day or so, maybe longer.

3. When you reread it forrepparttar 129539 first time, eliminaterepparttar 129540 obvious flaws. Cut out unnecessary phrases. Rework long, rambling sentences into shorter, sharp ones.

4. Ask yourself why you are truly writingrepparttar 129541 piece, and whether every paragraph contributes to your reason(s) for writing it. Delete those that don't makerepparttar 129542 grade. To assist you through this most difficult step, focus onrepparttar 129543 fact that you want to get your work published. This enables you to let go of any sentences that stand in repparttar 129544 way of you and your goal.

Finally, to help easerepparttar 129545 pain of self-surgery, save your original work under one document name, and your edited result under another. You may be able to use those discarded paragraphs in another piece downrepparttar 129546 road.

Mary Anne Hahn has written numerous articles on writing, the writing life, business and career topics. She is also editor and publisher of WriteSuccess, the free biweekly ezine of ideas, information and inspiration for people who want to pursue SUCCESSFUL writing careers. Ti subscribe, .

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