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mmaunder · 2010-06-11 · Original thread
1. Buy this book. Then read it.

2. Avoid injecting yourself into the story. Before hitting publish, do a text search for 'I', 'me', 'my' etc. You'll be amazed what you find.

3. Read and re-read before publishing. Delete, cut, slash, burn. Make it concise without losing the emotion or human aspect.

4. Do your research! Data is the real value. Take the time to Google and include links for readers that want to go into more depth.

5. As you're writing, if you feel it's not coming together or you don't have enough to write about, hit save-draft and move on. My save-draft button is really my way of deleting a potential post without feeling like I lost the sunk cost.

6. Try to keep it under 400 words.

"I didn't have time to write a short letter, so I wrote a long one" ~Mark Twain

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