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“To write is human. To edit is divine.” – Stephen King
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Writing Tip of the Week
🥊 Round 2 Writing. This week’s tip comes from copywriter Kieran Drew.
Most people publish and move on.
But your best ideas are a result of iteration.
If at first you don’t succeed, refine and try again.
Best Writing Examples
Discover sharp copy, inspiring quotes, and powerful messaging from the best apps, websites, magazines, and books.
Know your audience’s pain and talk directly to them. Excellent headline example by Patch.
Don’t put limits. Empowering headline on Kepler’s website.
“What It Is” Lego campaign from 1981.
Favorite stories from Writer News.
📺 How to Produce Quality Media Content. Here’s how you can adopt a different approach when you’re building—and scaling—a media strategy.
🚫 Get Rid of Writer’s Block. Amanda Gorman is the youngest inaugural poet in the US, and even as a professional writer, she often experiences writer’s block. Here are her tips for how to get rid of it.
📚 Books for Newsletter Writers. Matt Ragland shares 10 books every newsletter writer should read.
Interesting apps and software for curious writers.
Coffee. A tiny time tracker for your next big project.
Bearly AI. Read, write, and learn faster with the world’s best AI accessible with a hotkey directly on your desktop. Available for Mac, Windows & Linux.
ChatSonic. A ChatGPT-like chatbot but with real-time data, images & voice search.
Food for Thought
“I have never started a poem yet whose end I knew. Writing a poem is discovering.” – Robert Frost
“Description begins in the writer’s imagination but should finish in the reader’s.” – Stephen King
“The greatest part of a writer's time is spent in reading, in order to write: a man will turn over half a library to make one book.” – Samuel Johnson
“The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe.” – Gustave Flaubert
Did You Know?
🧍♂️ Ernest Hemingway wrote standing up, often on top of a bookshelf.
That’s right: the Papa himself wrote standing up. By some accounts, he borrowed this from his editor, the legendary Maxwell Perkins. A Movable Feast was written at a stand-up desk in his home in Havana.
Best Writing Jobs
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- Freelance Copywriter at Copywriter Exchange (Remote)
- Full-Time Content Writer at Content Snare (Remote)
- Full-Time UX Writer at AVIV Group (Remote, Europe)
- Freelance Health & Wellness Writer at Dephion (Remote)
- Full-Time Marketing Copywriter at Dave (Remote, US)
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