How to Stay Safe Online

Online safety is a big issue these days- it is difficult to go a week without hearing about it the news somewhere or another! Buzz-worthiness aside, it is very important that protect yourself while writing on HubPages and poking around elsewhere. At the behest of Tracy Robinson on Facebook, we’ve made this week’s Online Writing Insider all about online…

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How to Find Good Topics

We recently asked for some Online Writing Insider topic suggestions on our Facebook page and received a couple of excellent recommendations. One came from Tracy Robinson, who was looking for some advice on How to Find Good Topics to Hub about. In this week’s Online Writing Insider podcast, we outline five different ways to find…

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Tips on Managing Literary Influences

Are you nervous about letting your favorite authors color your writing? Don’t be! In this Online Writing Insider podcast (Tips on Managing Literary Influences), Pia Chatterjee and I discuss the issues surrounding literary influences- from plagiarism and intimidation and inspiration and progress. You’ll quickly find that there’s nothing to fear! This podcast is inspired by one…

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DESTROYING Writer’s Block

Writer’s block is one of the scariest roadblocks a writer can encounter- and unfortunately, it is almost inevitable!  Luckily, writers make for creative problem solvers. Pia Chatterjee wrote a post in her On Writing Well series sharing her favorite means of overcoming writer’s block some days back.  She got even more great writer’s block busting…

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Where to Hunt for Writers!

Writers may have a reputation for being solitary, reclusive beings, but that doesn’t mean that they should write in a vacuum. Sites like HubPages offer great means of getting feedback on one’s work… but sometimes written comments from semi-anonymous readers are not enough. Sometimes even the most solitary beings require in-person interaction.  The problem with interacting with…

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Tips on Self-Optimization

Do you know what self-optimization is? It involves analyzing your current body of work, evaluating the most successful pieces, and working on more pieces that are similar to those successful hits. Listen in to this week’s Online Writing Insider podcast (Self-Optimization for Writers) to get some self-optimization tips from the pros.  We’ve got advice on how…

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