Get Heard - Write About Lemons

Written by Liz Wertman

Unlike most, my writing has been born from necessity. The necessity to speak to those that won't listen.

Keeping a journal, writing letters (but not sending them) is an excellent way to release your hidden anger, frustration and hurt. I discovered this during a recent traumatic experience, my divorce.

I needed to say things to certain people but for various reasons couldn't. That's how my combination of journal and letter writing began. It ended up being more than a tremendous stress reliever!

I had accumulated a wealth of knowledge and experience in my journal that my friends relied on in their time of need. At their encouragement I put it all together and wrote an e-book "Divorce Strategy for Men and Women". I could not believe it- I wrote a book!

You can too!

We are all made up of our experiences. You don't need to be a writer, as I have proven. Everyone has a story to tell, an experience to share. Write what you know or like in my case, what you have to.

The Truth about Online Content: It's Time for Writers to Take Back the Web

Written by Melissa Brewer, one ofrepparttar web's hottest search engines, has indexed over 1,346,966,000 web pages to date. The World Wide Web is officially gigantic, with hundreds of thousands of corporate, small business, and ecommerce websites vying for something more than just repparttar 129813 "eyeballs" that web analysts hailed inrepparttar 129814 1990's. In order to create success, websites are now searching for a steady, interactive audience. Why aren't they succeeding? Could it STILL have something to do withrepparttar 129815 content?

Understanding The Content Buzz

About a year ago,repparttar 129816 entire web was filled with a few wonderfully hip,fatally cool clichés; "Content is King," "Your Website Needs Stickiness," "CRM is key!" and new resources, allegedly customer- oriented, began to explode acrossrepparttar 129817 internet. Syndicated web content became a cool way to get free words to fill up space on a website. Soon, companies such as began create a content overlap. Website competition may be presentingrepparttar 129818 exact same news feed atrepparttar 129819 exact same time, withrepparttar 129820 exact same keyword-rich content!

Once again,repparttar 129821 web industry began buzzing, "Learn How to Create Unique Content for Your Website!" The HTML Writer's Guild began offering classes in "Advanced Web Writing", EEI Communications began offering corporate training courses in "Writing forrepparttar 129822 Web and New Media", and universities acrossrepparttar 129823 country added web writing to their technology-driven and webmaster-centered curriculum. Once trained, web design companies began touting their new "writing skills", offering a one-stop-solution to their new website customers.

The Buzzkill for Web-Based Business

Before you ask, "What does this have to do with me, as a writer?" Answer this question: Did you just read ANYTHING about writers inrepparttar 129824 last two paragraphs?

Of course you didn't. Writers, traditionally, have shied away from web markets. Many writers simply think that their skills are not meant for web-based work, resulting in a strange shortage of web content writers.

"Wait,"repparttar 129825 well-informed web surfer may say, "There are plenty of writers onrepparttar 129826 web! In fact, there's enough quality writing online that can now charge for content!" While it's true that web- based magazines that specialize in content attract professional writers, it is not true thatrepparttar 129827 average corporate website, ecommerce outfit, or web-based business attract web-specific writers.

As an experiment, go to and type in "content creation" right now. How many writers are pulled up vs. web developers offering content services alongside their website development and design? Why do you think they do this?

Apparently, writers just aren't interested. At a recent Creative Network gathering, a publisher told me that it is "Great" that I write forrepparttar 129828 web. He employs over 60 writers at his consulting firm, yet none of them are really interested in web writing. They do, however, want to outsource work to me because their clients are looking for this skill.

There is a common assumption that web-based solution providers (such as web designers, programmers and developers) are experts in all facets of web-based business. Alongside this assumption is repparttar 129829 "technophobia" that plagues many writers and prevents them from offering their services to online markets. We think that we're unwanted or unneeded, and our services will be rejected.

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