Category : Pro tips

Women’s History Month: 5 Female Writers You Should Know
March 15, 2021 | Pro tips

Women’s History Month: 5 Female Writers You Should Know

Earlier this month, Wordery, an online bookstore and literary marketplace, published a study answering the question, “Are the most popular rated fiction books written by men or women?” Respondents commented with their favorite books of all t

Read More

Levelution of language 2021: a fool-proof guide
January 31, 2021 | From the founder, Pro tips

Levelution of language 2021: a fool-proof guide

Toward the end of summer 2020, I engaged in a text exchange with a relative who will remain unnamed, but let’s just say he/she/them/they were at least 25 years my junior. In response to one of my extremely brilliant, curiosity-inducing questio

Read More

Writers who will restore your faith in American civil society
January 4, 2021 | Pro tips

Writers who will restore your faith in American civil society

Over the past several decades, Americans haven’t just become more divided along ideological lines – they’ve also become increasingly hostile toward fellow citizens who don’t share their political attitudes.  According to Pew, partisan an

Read More

Five-step storytelling method
December 2, 2020 | Pro tips, Writing police

Five-step storytelling method

If you want to stand out in your industry, you want to be considered a thought leader in your field. As such, you gain credibility and help influence others — two things that every CEO or executive can use to their advantage in their business. One

Read More

For better or worse, the rise of microcontent
November 2, 2020 | Pro tips

For better or worse, the rise of microcontent

Short-form copy, microblogs, clips, snippets, soundbites — yawn.  The latest craze in the publishing biz that caters to our rapidly deteriorating attention spans, microcontent is any form of media that is consumable in 10-30 seconds. That inc

Read More

The elements of style in the age of noise
October 2, 2020 | From the founder, Pro tips

The elements of style in the age of noise

“Writing is hard, even for authors who do it all the time,” offers Roger Angell in his introduction to the everyday writer’s handbook, The Elements of Style.  Angell himself is no stranger to writing, having watched his stepfather, E.B

Read More

Marrying the written and the visual
September 14, 2020 | Brand Identity, Pro tips

Marrying the written and the visual

Have you ever looked at an event flyer and thought, “Cool artwork, but can you just tell me the date and time of the party, please?” Then you scour the graphic for a few extra seconds to find the information you need. That moment of frustration

Read More

George Orwell and how to write like a human being
August 3, 2020 | Pro tips, Writing police

George Orwell and how to write like a human being

The essayist George Packer recently outlined what he believes is one of the most pernicious “enemies of writing” today:  “My students have come of age during a decade when public discourse means taking a position and sticking with it.

Read More

How to build a character-driven narrative
June 24, 2020 | Pro tips

How to build a character-driven narrative

First of all, allow me to say that I am not qualified to be giving my opinion on writing. I am not a “writer” by trade; but I am someone who often finds himself writing scripts because it’s a requirement of the job. This disclaimer isn’t a f

Read More

What many writers already know
April 30, 2020 | Pro tips

What many writers already know

Catastrophes have a way of fast-forwarding history. After millions of women joined the labor force during World War II to help the United States reach staggering levels of industrial production, attitudes about women and work would never be the same

Read More

© WriteVest 2020 | All rights reserved
Site by 21TOWIN