We make split-second decisions about whether to read a post or click away. Make sure your opening lines get right to the nitty-gritty.
Thinking of paid and unpaid opportunities beyond your blog? Here are highlights from a Q&A with four freelance writers on WordPress.com.
Planning your content first can help you choose the right theme.
The next editions of Blogging and Writing 101 kick off on Monday, September 15! Have you registered yet?
Want to be a better editor? Here are more phrases to excise from your writing.
Today’s recommendation: a collection of true short stories compiled by one of my favorite writers, Paul Auster, for NPR’s National Story Project.
Wise words from Andrew Sullivan on the rewards and challenges of blogging.
You’ve crafted a stellar opening sentence — but how do you end your post? Here are some ideas to consider.
Blogs aren’t blogs without opinions — but putting yours out there can be scary. With a few basic guidelines, you can dive into the most divisive topics with confidence.
Ditch that internal editor and write with courage, thanks to advice from Natalie Goldberg.
Learn how to shape and improve your writing in a new self-directed, four-week Blogging U. course on rewriting and editing, beginning July 21. Sign up and register!
As Writing 101 winds down, we appreciate this quirky reminder from writer Ray Bradbury on the importance of reading and writing every day.