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How to Show Your YA Readers You Respect Their Intelligence

(For the purpose of this post, if you don’t have any readers yet, imagine you have them. A lot of then.)

Your readers are smart. When they’re searching for books to read outside of school, they want to read stories that are entertaining, intriguing and mentally stimulating. 609 more words

Meg Dowell

Use mindfulness to improve your writing.

I’m a big fan of mindfulness and meditation to bring some calm order to my otherwise chaotic life –  but there’s a problem. Meditation is all about bringing yourself back to your present reality so that you can fully engage in life as it happens – and writing, especially if I’m writing in a voice that’s not my own, is all about imagination and fantasy. 513 more words


[DISCUSSION] If No One Else Ever Read What You Wrote, Would You Still Write?

When first asked this question alongside hundreds of other writers, probably in a forum somewhere or in a Tumblr thread, I was convinced I knew the answer for sure. 866 more words

Meg Dowell

How many read your blog today?

I was toying between that title or perhaps,  ‘How not to increase traffic to your blog’. I’ve been blogging over two years and for the most part have enjoyed every day of it. 776 more words


Responsive Copywriting: Why Writing For Devices Simply Isn't Enough

Words by Darren Thackeray.

Today, we’re consuming content at a faster rate than any other time in our history. The shift from print to digital was earth shattering, and things haven’t slowed down since. 1,052 more words

Copywriting And Design

Who's shoes are you wearing today?

Understanding your audience is the key to successful writing – but it isn’t always as easy as it looks. Here are three steps to remember when you want to inspire and move your readers. 393 more words



More often than not, the only reader most students have in mind when they sit down to write an essay is the person who’s marking it. 644 more words

Student Essays