There was a time when writers could just write, but not so for you, Mod Writer. To have the competitive edge you must be versed in technology as well; see also: SEO, content management systems, social media, and infographics.
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We are seeing a shift in the nation’s appreciation for relevant content online. New job titles are appearing in the form of “content writers”, “brand associates”, “content marketers”, and more.
It’s a celebratory time for those whose craft is word smithing. A once under appreciated talent is now being put into the spotlight as “king”. But despite an appreciation of good, cohesive copy, the work behind the results is often misunderstood or overlooked.
There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed. -Ernest Hemingway
How deeply does this quote resonate with you, the modern writer? I find myself embodying this quote every time I sit down to write. It’s a terrible mixture of passion and torture.
My thought for you today is this: If you are writing an article that calls for a pound of your flesh, are you bleeding for it?
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