8 Signs of Weak Writing that Turn Off Readers

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What makes writing “weak,” and are you able to identify the specific aspects of your writing that are weak?

Writers can be hard on themselves. They may think everything they write is lousy. But “lousy” is a vague word — and that general self-judgment doesn’t help you move beyond “lousy” writing.

Check out these eight specific signs of weak writing and how to strengthen each one.

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6 Easy Ways to Adapt Your Writing Style to the New World of Content Consumption

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You ease yourself into the coziest chair you own, a warm beverage by your side, a blanket over your legs, and the glow of a reading lamp over your shoulder.

It’s time to sink into a nice, long session of reading.

You pull apart the pages of the nonfiction book you’re working your way through, and you begin a new chapter.

It starts with an inspiring quote. Then the author tells a story.

Eventually, she comes around to the topic at hand. Now that you’re warmed up, she’s going to share some information with you.

What’s the online version of this scene?

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How ProBlogger’s Darren Rowse Writes

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New media pioneer and entrepreneur Darren Rowse — creator of both Digital Photography School and ProBlogger — joined Kelton Reid to chat about the opportunities that 13 years of blogging have provided, his new podcast, and the importance of having the right mindset as a writer.

This sage blogging veteran and educator has blazed an inspiring path for enterprising online publishers.

His step-by-step blog series — 31 Days to Build a Better Blog — went from zero to viable business in no time, and now it’s a podcast every content creator can listen to … for free.

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How Andy Weir Took ‘The Martian’ from Blog to Bestseller to Blockbuster Movie (Starring Matt Damon)

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Say you write a book and it takes off online. What if it then turned into a mega-hit … say the movie rights were sold to a Hollywood studio and Matt Damon was cast to star in it?

Don’t believe it can happen? Listen to this …

This is Andy Weir’s story, and in this podcast he explains exactly how it happened.

Oh, and you should go read his book, The Martian; it’s really great.

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A Simple 5-Step System for Editing Your Own Writing

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In order to revise your writing effectively, you need to look at your work objectively.

You don’t want to just glance at what you’ve written, quickly decide it is perfect, and then move on … missing an opportunity to become a stronger writer.

But how do you accurately critique your own creation?

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Darren Rowse Opens Up About the Strategy Behind His New Show

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People have been trying to get Darren Rowse to podcast for years. How can the founder of Problogger not have a podcast … right?

Now he does. And he joins The Showrunner hosts Jerod Morris and Jon Nastor for an inside look at the launch strategy behind his long-awaited show.

To start, they take you behind their strategy for conducting a 2-on-1 interview. It can be tricky and often requires planning and organization to do well.

Then Darren joins Jerod and Jon all the way from Melbourne, Australia to let them inside his mind during the week of his podcast launch.

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