Monthly Archives: July 2016

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28 07, 2016

What Say You? The Importance of Questioning in Writing Good Content

In Isaac Asimov’s short story “The Last Question,” a question from a simple wager is asked through billions of years, culminating in a somewhat satisfying, but ultimately ambiguous, conclusion. In this story (reportedly Asimov’s favorite) the question was how to reverse the imminent heat death of the universe.

Questions, arguably, drive the bulk of human daily interaction, especially open-ended questions that provide insight into another’s motivation […]

25 07, 2016

Let Your Own Words Do the Work: The Whys and Hows of Paraphrasing

With any information being available and accessible on the internet, it’s so easy to copy someone else’s work. That won’t get you anywhere, though, especially if you want to become a successful and reputable freelance writer. Plagiarism is something you should take seriously. You may not realize it at first, but the consequences might be more devastating than you could imagine.

Learning to write in your […]

18 07, 2016

Be Bullet Proof: Tips on How to Fact-Check Your Work

* This is the second article of a two-post series about fact checking.

Last time, we found out that in order not to look like an idiot in the eyes of your readers, it’s important to check the facts that you present before you publish your articles. Aside from that, we cited other reasons that it’s an important practice: 1. Your reputation is on the line; […]

14 07, 2016

Don’t Look Like an Idiot: Why You Should Fact Check

* This is the first of a two-part series on fact checking.

Imagine you’re attending a seminar with the intention of enriching yourself, expanding your knowledge base, or at the very least, picking up a fact or two. Let’s say it’s a TED Talk you’ve been earnestly waiting for, by one of the most respected and most influential personalities in your given industry. Exciting, no? What […]

11 07, 2016

Value Added Fluff: Say What?

The secret to a good soufflé recipe is the fluff. You have the basic ingredients—egg, flour, butter, milk—but you will not be successful if you don’t see your baked creation rising from the ramekins.

And there’s one thing you need to remember when making soufflé: you need to serve it immediately because that fluffy goodness will slowly deflate, revealing—air.

When writing, you don’t want air.

Fluff isn’t the […]