Warm Up Online -- How to Put More of Yourself into Your Online Business to Increase Sales

Written by Lisa Lake


Picture yourself with a client onrepparttar golf course, lovingrepparttar 129823 sunny day andrepparttar 129824 easy conversation. Despite your below-average game you ease closer to a sale with each bogeyed hole behind you. Or imagine finishing up an important sale over a hearty restaurant meal. Aaah. Now hitrepparttar 129825 delete key if your business is operated online.

You do business onrepparttar 129826 cold screen. There's no sunshine. No outstretched hand to shake. No hot appetizer to share while you breakrepparttar 129827 ice. So how do you warm up to your customers? You be yourself -- but onrepparttar 129828 screen. To be successful your writing must be clear, be enticing, and be truly 'yours'. The words you write are your handshake, your conversation, and inrepparttar 129829 end, they make your sale.

So, haven't written much since your last five-paragraph theme on "To Kill a Mockingbird?" Expressing yourself creatively and originally while writing can be frightening for most people. That's because most people aren't comfortable and confident writers. So take some time, at least a couple of hours, to review a good book on writing. A great, easy read is a snappy book by Joel Saltzman titled, "If You Can Talk, You Can Write." (Warner Books, and a Writer's Digest Book Club Selection.) He givesrepparttar 129830 novice writer courage to "talk" on paper. You'll read sections like "From Fear to Freedom", "Okay, I've Finally Got a First Draft, Now What?" and "Rules ofrepparttar 129831 Road". The little paperback is packed with knowledge, and inrepparttar 129832 end will take you from a blank page to final copy. Study a couple of books like this and you'll soon be writing clear, energetic copy. Doesn't your reader deserve that?

But it will take practice. There's an irony aboutrepparttar 129833 writing you and I enjoy for its ease and simplicity. In fact it tookrepparttar 129834 writer real work to arrive at that look of ease and simplicity. So maybe you'll never be a Hemingway, but strive for clarity in your writing above all things, while communicating in a 'voice' as close to your own natural voice as possible.

Writing Fiction, literature and Large blocks of text for the Internet

Written by John Stevenson


Have you always wanted to write a novel? If your have thenrepparttar time has come to put pen to paper, or byte to RAM and actually tell it torepparttar 129821 world.

Unless you don't keep up withrepparttar 129822 trends, and as your onrepparttar 129823 Internet that probably not you anyway, then you will already be aware of Stephens Kings decision to write his latest novella inrepparttar 129824 electronic format. To me this was no surprise; in fact I was far more surprised that nobody had done it before.

His only mistake may be inrepparttar 129825 timing. Isrepparttar 129826 world quite ready for a monitor and a television atrepparttar 129827 bottom ofrepparttar 129828 bed?

If its not, it very soon will be withrepparttar 129829 rush to produce more functional and user friendly palm sized computers, and when they become commonplace, every single author onrepparttar 129830 planet will have access to an audience of billions.

So what do you do? Type out fifty thousand words and that's it!!!! You're suddenly a published author?

Well not quite……

Imagination, creativity and being able to hold together a jolly good plot are only part ofrepparttar 129831 real story. Transferring that document onto a webpage requires a set of completely different skills. None are complicated or hard to master, but forrepparttar 129832 novice many frustrating hours can be wasted learningrepparttar 129833 pitfalls.

In this article I hope to pass on some of what we have learned in

creatingrepparttar 129834 caelin day websites to hopefully make this part ofrepparttar 129835

publishing process easier.

The very first thing any reader will see is how you present your work, and using poor grammar or misspelled words, especially on a 'writers' site immediately presents you torepparttar 129836 visitor as being unprofessional. They don't know you, and if their first impression is that you can't spell then their second thought will probably be to click away.

Though in reality precisely correct spelling is impossible in a worldwide context. For example American English can be different fromrepparttar 129837 British style both in written and spoken form, and evenrepparttar 129838 best spell checking software can "misread (mis'red? Mis'reed?)" an intention. Check to ensure thatrepparttar 129839 words chosen conveyrepparttar 129840 intended meaning by asking someone else to readrepparttar 129841 work after it has been spell checked, and to look for words that may infer entirely different things from place to place, culture to culture.

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