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Writing Tips: This Week’s Most Popular Writing Articles

I’m constantly fascinated by the dynamics of what makes content go viral. Why are some articles so popular and others, well, less so. It’s really interesting to understand – standard advice says it’s the headlines, or the imagery, or the writer’s on-line presence but when you distil that down into 140 characters on Twitter the playing field is equalized a little. I’m still analysing and will let you know when I come to a solid conclusion but in the meantime here are this week’s most popular articles as dictated by my lovely Tweeps and Google+ circles.

Most Popular Writing Articles on Twitter

  1. How Music Affects the Writing Process – Helping Writers Become Authors  http://bit.ly/1sshG5i
  2. How To Write Your First Book – how 21 successful authors did it http://bzfd.it/1qOCwaV
  3. How to take your writing from art to business – http://bit.ly/1sxMq6w
  4. Connecting Subplots with Each Other & the Main Story Arc: How Can This Work? http://bit.ly/13b4Tw7
  5. A Writer’s Cheatsheet to Plot and Structure via @mgherron http://bit.ly/1GlBHlb
  6. How to Double Your Story’s Conflict in Seconds – Helping Writers Become Authors http://bit.ly/1x7VOgM
  7. How to Write a Novel with Only 1 Hour a Day | One Year Adventure Novel Blog http://bit.ly/1ww2JB1
  8. Why Your Character’s Goal Needs to Be 1 of These 5 Things – Helping Writers Become Authors http://bit.ly/1nKafYn
  9. Become An Amazon Kindle Bestseller (with a book that takes 2 weeks to write)  http://bit.ly/1vG7yXU
  10. The Character Most Writers Get Wrong (And How to Fix It) http://bit.ly/1rgAbWI

20 articles on writing you can’t afford to miss – check them out http://ctt.ec/5w1z9+ #writing  – Click to Tweet

Most Popular Writing Articles on Google+

  1. J.K. Rowling writes Harry Potter Halloween tale profiling ‘malicious’ Dolores Umbridge – Books http://on.today.com/1wO0AQd
  2. 25 Truths Learned While #Writing a First Novel – http://bit.ly/YSzE6t
  3. Love paranormal romance novels then you’ll love this free guide to 12 of the best http://bit.ly/1wv2Xuo
  4. How to Dramatize Real Life in Your Writing http://bit.ly/1ptE1LZ
  5. Novel writing tips | How to explain your story without using backstory  http://bit.ly/1niE7e3
  6. Books that have passed the test of time to spawn the horror & paranormal genre http://bit.ly/1rT39Nw
  7. How To Write Your First Book – how 21 successful authors did it http://bzfd.it/1qOCwaW
  8. Things You Should Know When Writing About Guns – http://stumble.it/1rin3A9
  9. Why Competition is a Four-Letter Word | Wise Ink’s Blog for Indie Authors about Self-Publishing http://bit.ly/1vH268v
  10. 11 best practices for working with an editor by AlexandraSamuel.com http://bit.ly/1sYAqLu

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Headline WizardryHeadline Wizardry

Whether you are writing a blog post, an advert, a newsletter or a book, without a doubt the headline is the most important thing outside of the actual content. The book is split into categories based upon the type of headline you are looking to create. It goes through many types of headline that can be applied to almost any situation and audience. There are many examples, not only of good headlines, but also weaker ones that have been improved upon. Hopefully this will help you to learn & develop the process of taking a weak headline, (and by applying the lessons in this book), turn them into spellbinding headlines that weave their magic on your traffic.  Get it here*

 

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