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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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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The Three Gifts from the Wise Men

Past stories featured in the Fascinating Fiction podcast have taken place in the past- sometimes the ’50s, sometimes in old country Western times… but never before have they gone all the way back to Biblical times. In this week’s Fascinating Fiction Podcast (The Three Gifts from the Wise Men), SamboRambo reads a story of his revolving around an…

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Enemy Hearts

Rarely do I read things online that prompt me to make audible reactions, when something I’m reading does cause me to make noise, said noise is typically laughter. Enemy Hearts by Taressa Klays is one of the very unusual Hubs out our site that has made me actually yell out in alarm- in a good…

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Overcoming Writer’s Apprehension

Are you new to HubPages, or online writing in general? Are you having trouble publishing your first couple of articles? In this episode of the Online Writing Insider (Writer’s Apprehension), Michelle Padro and Yours Truly discuss the mysterious effects of Writer’s Apprehension- that troublesome nervousness about sharing one’s writing in the public sphere. In addition…

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Researching Competition

Do you want your online writing to have a shot at really doing well?  If you do, you’ll have to write the best article on your subject that’s out there- something that blows the existing competition out of the water. In this episode of the Online Writing Insider (Researching Competition), Robin and I share how…

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