The Benefits of Submitting ArticlesWritten by Lee Munson
In current market, there is a great need for article submission. A lot of different people, and corporations alike are seeking independent writers to create articles for them, whether it be reviews, or terms of service agreements. There is a major need for these products. First, let me explain what article submission's all about and how it can benefit you. Article writing for a lot of people, is a stepping-stone. It's a way of either getting your name out there as a writer, or you're in it to make a few extra bucks. No matter what case may be, there are tremendous benefits to all writers. If you're submitting articles just for sake of doing so, there are good benefits to this. Some of which you may not have realized. First of all, exposure. Submitting articles is a good way to get yourself exposed to world as a writer. This is also known as free publicity. If you're doing this for free, some places may even allow you to plug your site in article, but make sure they allow it for doing so. Regardless, credit must be given to you if you're doing this for free, and it gets your name out there. Secondly, it allows you to practice your craft and enhance your skills for further writing opportunities. Article submission is a very good way of practicing for something bigger that may come along, such as poetry or novel writing. The choices are
Learning How To WriteWritten by Michael LaRocca
LEARNING HOW TO WRITE Copyright 2004, Michael LaRocca
As a student of Spanish, my goal was to think in Spanish. Skip word-by-word translation so I'd have necessary speed to speak and listen. I know words in Spanish that I'd be hard pressed to translate. Usually profanity, I confess. Chingow!
For years my students here in China have studied grammar, and know it better than you or I. They read. They write. But speaking involves moving faster than that. In conversation, we don't have time to write it first and make sure it's all grammatically flawless, then read it aloud, perhaps after a bit of rehearsal.
So, I try to give them a chance to practice putting words together on fly, rules be damned. The rules they've internalized will kick in and keep them comprehensible, which will build their confidence in their ability to keep creating conversation that way.
This is not unlike what we go through as authors. First we study rulebooks, perhaps take some classes, and conclude just about everything we're is doing is wrong. So many rules to memorize. We might dread sitting down to write with all those constraints.
But really, it's not about memorizing rules at all. It's about internalizing rules, following them (or not if you prefer) without being consciously aware of what they are. They're there, but in background.
The story's what matters. You're supposed to be having fun, not "working." At least not during creation phase.