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🏷️ We changed our name

Posted: November 3, 2022
Word count: 937 (3 min)

👋 Hi! I’m Tom, and this is the Best Writing Newsletter (Issue #15). Every Thursday, I send great reads, tools, jobs, tips, and friendly encouragement to do your best writing.

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Tomas Laurinavicius

Co-founder & Chief Editor, Best Writing

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Welcome Best Writing.

“Do not wait until the conditions are perfect to begin. Beginning makes the conditions perfect.” – Alan Cohen

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We finally finished the transition and rebranded from Content Writing Jobs to Best Writing. 🎉

If you bookmarked any page on contentwritingjobs.com, you’ll be redirected to the corresponding page on the new domain. Everything should be working smoothly.

Why the change?

We felt that our brand was limiting us. Also, it was quite a mouthful.

With the new brand and website, we’ll focus on serving you to do your best writing.

The next step is building the best value writer membership in the world.

If you have ideas, I’m curious to hear them.


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Writing Tip of the Week

♾️ Use story loops. This week’s tip comes from Rob Lennon.

Most writing sucks at holding the reader’s attention.

Once you hook it, you have to HOLD it.

Steal my process to write PAGE-TURNER posts and threads:

Anytime you introduce an idea, you open a STORY LOOP.

To make it impossible to stop reading, you must open new loops frequently.

To use story loops effectively:

🟢 Repeatedly hook with new story loops

🟢 Diversify your loops

🟢 Tie off each story loop for flow

Let me show you how ↓

Shows like GoT do this well.

Just when the suspense is peaking in one storyline, they cut away to another.

And leave you dying to find out what happens.

New loop opened.

Old loop paused.

(I’ll get to how to tie off loops in a minute)

But loops don’t only exist in fiction.

🐦 For more, check the full Twitter thread.


Best Writing Examples

Discover sharp copy, inspiring quotes, and powerful messaging from the best apps, websites, magazines, and books.

Copywriting Examples is a true goldmine for any writer.

Signal is a non-profit messaging service. Their job is literally to send messages. Beautifully executed headline opportunity for their Careers page.

The Unaware Person. Source: Humor Mechanisms for Creating Hilarious Ads by Shlomo Genchin.


Best Reads

Favorite stories from Writer News.

🎩 50 Content Marketing Tips. Jimmy Daly shares short but profound ideas that propel the best blogs on the web.

📑 SEO Bookmarklets. If you write online and want more traffic, read this.

Bookmarklets are similar to the normal bookmarks you have in your browser, but instead of bookmarking a URL, you bookmark short snippets of JavaScript code that act as 'buttons' in your Chrome bookmarks bar.

🦸‍♀️ The StoryBrand Framework. Created by Donald Miller, this framework is designed to improve your business’s marketing strategy by clarifying your message.

🥶 How to Write a Cold Email. Grace Parazzoli explains 9 steps to writing (warm) cold emails that get opens and responses.

✍️ Writer News is a new place for writers to share their work, get feedback, and discuss writing. Invite-only. Join the waitlist here.


Cool Tools

Interesting apps and software for curious writers.

Scribe. Auto-generate step-by-step guides with instant process documentation, complete with text and screenshots.

Typejust. An all-in-one, plug-and-play tool for writers to manage newsletters and content from one central place.

Infinite Monkeys. Endless short stories written just for you by AI.

Cliche Finder. Avoid writing cliche, overused and repetitive phrases.


Food for Thought

“One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.” – Elbert Hubbard

“Every story I create, creates me. I write to create myself.” – Octavia E. Butler

“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.” – Benjamin Franklin

“The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and build and play and dance and live as only you can.” – Neil Gaiman

“Every murderer is probably somebody's old friend.” – Agatha Christie


Did You Know?

🧙‍♂️ Neil Gaiman wrote a series strangely similar to Harry Potter (seven years before J. K. Rowling did).

Gaiman's DC Comic miniseries The Books of Magic is about an English boy with glasses who discovers he's a wizard on his 12th birthday.


Best Writing Jobs

Find your next writing job, freelance gig, or side hustle.

  1. Full-Time Product Content Writer at SiteMinder (Remote)
  2. Full-Time Copywriter at SocialPilot (Remote)
  3. Full-Time Content Specialist at Gripped (Remote, UK)
  4. Full-Time Digital Copywriter at Namecheap (Remote)
  5. Full-Time Content Designer at Atlassian (San Francisco, CA, US)

Freelance opportunities for members only.

🔒 Automotive Writer at SlashGear, $21/hour (Freelance)

🔒 B2B Tech Writer at Lexical Llama (Freelance, UK)

🔒 Essay Writer at The Muse, $300-$600 (Freelance)

🔒 Travel Writer at National Geographic, $1,000-$1,200 (Freelance)

🔒 Eva Gutierrez is hiring a Crypto Writer (Freelance)

🔑 Become a member to get instant access to daily freelance gigs not advertised anywhere else.

💼 Check all open roles or become a member to get daily job alerts.

Hiring writers? Use the code “FIRSTJOB” at checkout to get $100 off your first job post.


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Until next week,

Tomas Laurinavicius

Co-founder, Best Writing (formerly Content Writing Jobs)

P.S. The anonymous otter. 🦦

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