5 Great Lists and 1 Free Download to Help You Write Better

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The blogosphere is full of great content about content — writing about great writing, useful tips about how to be useful. I love it. Here are six posts I’ve come upon lately that engaged me and helped me. Share your favorite posts or ideas, too. Thanks.

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From Grammarly’s Facebook page

  • 15 Content Ideas That Your Followers Will Love to Share, by Kim Garst. She says, “It’s GREAT if our current readers like what we have to say, but what types of content are they most likely to share, retweet or link to?” I’m combining several of these with this post — it’s a list, it’s curated, it’s a roundup…
  • Fifty (50!) Tools Which Can Help You in Writing, by Roy Peter Clark at the great Poynter Institute. The first one’s a bad link, but don’t let that stop you from the rest, which include Seek Original Images, Show and Tell, and Self-Criticism.
  • 13 Vital Reminders for Writers, on The Conversationalist. Tips from great artists like Toni Morrison, Hemingway and Leonard Cohen My favorite, at least today, is from Isaac Asimov: “You are my idea of a good writer because you have an unmannered style, and when I read what you write, I hear you talking.”
  • Words that Get Content Shared, an infographic shared on PRDaily, “aggregates a few studies that look at which words will prompt people to retweet, share, and engage with your content on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Google+.”
  • The Marketer’s Pocket Guide to Writing Well, a free download from HubSpot, demystifies writing for non-writers with a helpful no-nonsense guide that should help anybody who’s afraid or intimidated to get past it, get better and get the work done well and on time.

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