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NETWORDS BLOG


Kim Lear
Speeches can be an inspiring, wonderfully rich means of communication. They can also be duller than dirt. If you want to write or deliver a compelling speech, here are some basics to remember. 1. Have a point and make it early. Don’t make...
Kim Lear
Jaclyn Law
September is exciting for people who adore the written word—fall is the season of major book launches and literary love-ins. In Toronto, there’s no bigger celebration of reading than The Word on the Street, this year on Sunday, Sept. 23...
Jaclyn Law
Sharon Aschaiek
Some of the best sources for generating new story ideas, improving writing skills, discovering new markets and staying current on writing trends come from great writers, writing experts and bloggers, and stories. Here are some such resources that...
Sharon Aschaiek
I.J. Schecter
It’s conventional wisdom that the summer months are seen as down time for most businesses—and that, as a result, opportunities for new work are scarce. But this isn’t actually the case. I prefer to think of it as a negatively self-...
I.J. Schecter
Shawn Mintz
I recently wrote my first book. I was so excited that I sent it over to a copyeditor for a final look. At the same time, I sent it over to my uncle and aunt—they have written several books—and I quickly learned that my book is just in...
Shawn Mintz
Paul Lima
In 2009, 76% of all books released were self-published, according to Publishers Weekly. Self-published print and ebooks continues to grow exponentially. Since 2006, I have self-published 14 books and reports on business writing, copywriting, non-...
By Paul Lima
Dawn Boshcoff
Social media provides a new way to communicate with your potential readers, audience and visitors on the web. Engagement through social networking—using a variety of social media tools—can build your exposure instantly with a global...
Dawn Boshcoff
Lousie Armstrong
With the onset of social media, the public relations profession is experiencing unprecedented change, but the ability to write well remains essential for success. In fact, PR consultants can spend up to 70% of their day writing communications plans...
Louise Armstrong
Ray Litvak
You’re already a writer, so you know what to do with words. But what you may not know is how to use keyword-rich phrases to your greatest advantage when you’re writing online. Feeling a little intimidated? You’re not alone. But...
Ray Litvak
Krystyna Lagowski
Narrative non-fiction—also called literary journalism or creative non-fiction—are sexy new names for a genre that’s been around as long as the Bible. In fact, the Bible is a good example of the genre. There are some great stories...
Krystyna Lagowski
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