New eBook 15 Easy Rules To Fire Up Your Writing!

15 Easy Rules To Fire Up Your WritingWell, that’s about time, don’t you think?

Since I took down my older opt-in, months ago, I had not opt-in on this blog.

15 Easy Rules To Fire Up Your Writing is the title of my brand new writing tip eBook, and it’s finally here!

I’ve been at it on and off for months now, and I thought this day would never come, but thankfully it is here, and I’m so glad to be able to write this post today.

If you would like to grab a copy, it’s free for the taking.  All you have to do is sign up for it on the opt-in form of this blog (to the right), and you’ll be receiving a confirmation email to make sure that it’s you.  Then another email will be following as soon as you’ve done that with a link for the eBook.

What’s inside?

In this post I wanted to give you an overview of what’ inside the eBook, so you can decide if it’s for you or not.

As soon as you download the eBook, you’ll notice that it’s 50 pages, which makes it just right in length. Not too short, so you’ll have some material to read, but not too long either, so you won’t get lost in it.

After a short introduction and a prelude that explains why you should care about basic writing rules, you will find those 15 steps in the form of a chapter each, which we are going to briefly review here.

Becoming a Story Teller

Are you a good story teller?  Do you know that the best writers and the best marketers, as a matter of fact, have understood the importance and value of being a story teller to attract people to their product?

This chapter will explain how important it is to be able to tell a story to your readers, no matter what you write. It will give you some tips to learn how to develop story telling habits as you write.

The Importance of Including Life Experiences when you Write

People love to read about real experiences that they can easily understand and which help them to get the point right away.  More times than not, they can even relate to those experiences as well. When you include real life experiences to your writing it makes it alive, so to speak, and that’s what attracts the reader to your blog.

In that chapter you will learn how important it is to include your own life experiences in your writing.

Spacing out your Writing

There are still some folks out there that have not yet understood the importance of spacing out their articles.  They are writing long bulky paragraphs that only lose the reader to the point that they just click out of the page.

You don’t want that to happen to you, do you?

That’s why it so important to understand how the overall look of your article or blog post should be. This chapter will tell you just that.

Using the Correct Word

Here is a problem I encounter more often than I would like to. The use of the wrong word which makes it either a typo or an embarrassing error.  All this only due to the difference in spelling or meaning of those words.

I see those mistakes often enough to have dedicated a whole chapter about it. I’m sure this chapter alone will be of help for many.

Using the Correct Punctuation

Punctuation is what gives a rhythm to your writing, and when using the correct punctuation not only you’re helping the reader to fully understand what you’re telling them, but you are showing the world that you are a pro at writing.

So, I dedicated a whole chapter about using the right punctuation, explaining the use for each of the main ones.

Simplifying your Writing

Do you know that the simpler your writing is, the more powerful it will be?

In this chapter I will explain, along with examples, what’s the difference between a cluttered sentence and a simpler one that helps the reader.

You will be able to use such examples for anything you write, in order to make your writing much more to the point and powerful.

Using Images and Metaphors

In this chapter I explain the importance of using metaphors in your writing to give your reader mental images as they read.

I also give you some examples and a list of less common and more interesting words you could insert into your vocabulary and eventually into your articles.

Editing

I am sure you won’t be surprised if I tell you that I’ve included a whole chapter about editing with a few tips that you will be able to use when you edit your next post.

There I also explain why it’s not a good idea to edit as you write, but why you should wait until you’re done with your first draft.

If I wasn’t doing this myself, there would be no way for me to be able to write about 7,000 words per week.  I am sure you’ll enjoy this chapter.

Breaking the Rules

In this chapter I explain how good it can be for your writing and for your readers to be able to break some writing rules. But of course, in order to make sense, you need to know the rules first, before you break them.

Creating Headlines that Work

Even though I wasn’t going to include a chapter about headlines, because there are plenty of eBooks about writing good headlines already, I decided that would show how you can construct a good headline.

I actually picked 3 very bad headlines from the web and gave you several examples of what those headlines could have been, which of course would have increased the click-through rate of their articles tremendously.

Putting your Personality (your voice) into your writing

This is something some of us do more naturally than others, so that’s why I dedicated a chapter about putting your personality which is often called (your voice) in your writing.

Writing Rules you Need to Stick with

This chapter talks about 3 main writing rules that you need to remember each time you write.  Just by sticking to those 3 rules, your writing will improve tremendously, in case you’re not applying them yet.

Practicing to become a Better Writer

As in anything else, there’s nothing like practicing your writing. In this chapter, I emphasis the need for practicing writing, while I’m giving you 3 easy tips to help you take full advantage of your practice.

Improving your vocabulary

Vocabulary is the tool of the writer. Even though I don’t encourage you to use very uncommon words that no one understands, I do encourage you to broaden your vocabulary to have more munition as you write.

In this chapter I give you a long list of words and their synonymous that you could implement in your vocabulary, or as a good reminder, in case you know them already.

Last Chapter

In my last chapter I give you a list of 20 writing tips that you can keep with you at all time as you write.

Those 20 tips are also a summary of the whole discussion in the eBook.

I hope you will enjoy this eBook.  If you like it, please, refer your friends to this blog so they can opt-in for their own copy.

Please, do not send them a copy of this eBook by email as per the disclaimer. While the eBook is free, it is my property. It took me hours to complete, and it’s available in exchange for your name and email address.

I hope you understand, and thank you for your support.

So, what do you think so far?

Please, let me know in the comment area below.

 

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53 Comments

  • William ButlerTwitter: wiarbu says:

    Congratulations Sylviane,
    You must feel relieved. I know what effort writing takes, so thank you for the work you’ve put into helping others understand the craft and what they can to do improve.

    While I have been at it a long time now, I will be glad to see what you’ve written. I view everyone as my teacher. :)

    Have a beautiful week!
    Bill
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    • Hi Bill,

      You bet, I’m relieved! that thing was on my shoulders since this past July and it was dragging.

      I hope it can help some people to improve their writing, and those who keep making the same typos over and over as well :)

      I know you’re an accomplished writer, so I’m honored if could learn anything from this eBook :)

      Have a wonderful day!

  • Tim BonnerTwitter: timbo1973 says:

    This sounds like the exact book I need right now Sylviane.

    Where do I sign up? I can’t see the opt-in form.

    I’d love to be a more confident story teller and to bring back life experience into my biog.

    I’ve written about some stuff like that in the past but kind of lost my way with it.
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    • Hi Tim,

      Sorry about that Tim. The form is right there on the top of the sidebar, but it seems that Aweber is down for the moment as I’m trying to go to their site and not able to. The coding of my opt-in is right there and it was showing the last time I check, but it’s not showing now. Beats me.

      I get to the bottom of this and let you know when it’s working.

    • Hi again Tim,

      The opt-in form is now on. Don’t know what happened. I was on the phone with Adrienne Smith last night and she could see it too. Let me know if you are able to see it now.

      Thanks,
      Sylviane

  • donna merrillTwitter: donna_tribe says:

    Hi Sylviane!

    Wow..what a relief it is to get this up and running. I’ve been following this blog for a long time and learned so much from you. Now a free Ebook? I’m there!

    You are always teaching us how to write, what to write about, etc. I’m sure this book will improve my writing skills and others. You know I’m going to share this all over the place girl because You Are The BEST!

    -Donna
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    • Hi Donna,

      As always I’m loving your enthusiast and really cherish your friendship.

      Thank you for your kind words and for sharing this with other people who might benefit from it. I hope you’ll enjoy it. Please, let me know. I’m kind of nervous even though it’s free. I don’t like to disappoint :) I hope I won’t.

      Have a wonderful day!

  • Chery SchmidtTwitter: cheryschmidt says:

    Hi Sylviane! I read about this on G+ and had to jump on this offer! I for one can use some tips on how to fire up my writing, Looking forward to it! Thanks Chery :))
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  • GladysTwitter: coachgladys says:

    Hello Sylvian
    Wow I am proud of you and your completed goal.

    Your article hits home for me, since I am still learning and I find myself still messing up.

    Excellent information and this is a keeper.
    I will download your book and share this post.

    Again, hats off to you!

    Gladys
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  • Ashley FaulkesTwitter: madlemmingz says:

    What a great collection of info Sylviane!

    I know such things are far more time consuming to write than people imagine, so my hat off to you and congrats!
    I will certainly take a look when I get a bit more time as writing is not my most trained skill! Being in IT and web design does that to you, plus I studied engineering and you know what they say about us – we can’t write :>

    have an awesome week (shared on twitter too!)

    ashley
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    • Hi Ashley,

      Well, I’ve never noticed your writing to be bad at all, so don’t worry too much about that. I think you’re fine :)

      Thanks for coming by and if do get the eBook and like what’s in it, please, share my link with your blogger friends :)

      Have a great day!

  • CarartaTwitter: ArtaGene says:

    Hi Sylviane,
    Love the look of your book..to me color co-ordination is
    almost as essential as relevant content…(just me)!

    But…the content offered is Top Drawer, exactly what can be expected
    from an experience Professional writer.

    Thanks for the share, I’m going to enjoy reading this one!
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  • Adrienne
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    Hey Sylviane,

    Well congratulations on finishing your eBook. I know you’ve been wanting to do this for awhile now.

    I have no doubt it’s packed full of great tips to help those that really need some direction when it comes to writing. I know that for a lot of people this doesn’t come naturally. Heck, it doesn’t come naturally for me either so learning from those who know what the heck they’re doing is key.

    I know it will be a big hit and I know you’re thrilled this is finally behind you now.

    Congratulations.

    ~Adrienne
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    • Hi Adrienne,

      Thank you for your kind words. Indeed, I’m thrilled that this eBook is now done, so I can concentrate on other things. That unfinished eBook was always on the back of my mind, and it wasn’t fun anymore :)

      I hope it will help some people some.

      Thanks for coming and have a great one.

  • Harleena SinghTwitter: harleenas says:

    Hi Sylviane,

    Sorry for being late this time – have my Dad visiting us for a few days, so things always take a back seat with him around as I prefer spending time with him till he’s around :)

    Congratulations indeed for your new eBook – and trust you to come up with this one with all the goodies in it. I guess being a writer myself I know all this is SO essential, and putting it all down in one place is surely something more people would love to read and learn from.

    Thanks for sharing this with us. Have a nice week ahead :)
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    • Hi Harleena,

      Of course spending time with family is always more important. Don’t worry you’re not late. On this blog I get comments all throughout the week, so Tuesday is not late :) really.

      I’m glad I finally completed it and can now move to the next thing. I hope that those opting-in for it will enjoy it. That’s the most important thing :)

      Thanks for coming and for your input.

  • JuneTwitter: miraculousladie says:

    Congratulations Sylvianne on writing this useful eBook. I’m sure it will help a lot of writers. I sometimes use story telling in my writing but it would be good to learn how to do it properly.

    It looks like you’ve got some wonderful tips in your book. I wanted to download it, but there’s no opt-in form to complete. I think there’s a problem with Aweber.

    Thanks for sharing your book with us. :-)
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  • Carolyn Nicander MohrTwitter: wonderoftech says:

    Hi Sylviane, Congratulations! What an accomplishment, finishing your ebook. I know you’ve been working on this for a while, so great that you got it done.

    You’ve really covered a lot of important topics in your book. The blogging world would be a much better place if everyone read your book and paid heed to your advice.

    Like Tim, I don’t see the opt-in in your sidebar but I will check back later to sign up and grab your book. Thanks for offering it for free to your readers!
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  • Barbara CharlesTwitter: BarbaraCharles says:

    Hi Sylviane,

    First, congratulations on your new book! I know how hard it is to get out an eBook and I’m sure this one is really important. After reading your exceprts of what’s in it, I’ve got to opt-in. I’m sure there are some good info because everything you noted is super important to good writing.

    Thanks for sharing your knowledge and your eBook and again ‘Congrats!’
    Barbara
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  • Kumar GaurawTwitter: kgauraw says:

    Congratulations Sylviane!
    Looks like this is a week of launches! My hosting company launch, then, Donna’s Blogging Magic launch and here you are with your new eBook launch! This is an awesome coincidence!

    Like Bill said, you definitely must feel relieved with this launch in place. And, I know many many people are going to benefit from your eBook because I see people writing all over and making some of the mistakes that you mentioned in this post. And you know what? I am going to download a copy for myself. I sure want to improve my vocabulary and punctuations too. Why not if somebody with your level of experience offers it at no charge! So, Thank you!

    Have a glorious week!
    -Kumar
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    • Hi Kumar,

      My apologies if you couldn’t find that darn opt-in form as many other people did. I was just on the phone with Aweber and it’s due to an issue they’re having. As soon as they get their act together you should be able to see the opt-in and get the eBook.

      Thanks for coming by, and hope you’ll enjoy it!

  • Miliee CyrusTwitter: aishwaryafunny says:

    Thank you for sharing this. Well, I don’t use Facebook email address and so, one less hassle for me to worry about and I’m sure there are some good info because everything you noted is super important to good writing.
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  • ArleenTwitter: GarSpecialties‎ says:

    Congratulations on your new Ebook. I don’t want to sound stupid but I do not see the opt-in form. I find the hardest thing for me is writing. Just writing my blog has been a challenge. I am now known as the queen of analogies so I guess when you are remembered for something it is a good thing, just like you are for your writing.
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    • Hi Arleen,

      No, you’re not stupid Arleen, it’s that crazy Aweber doing it again :) They are having some issues with their own site which they are fixing for now 3 days. Last time I checked the opt-in was there, I guess by the time you came it was gone again. If you don’t mind to check again later it might be here. It here now :)

      Thank you for coming. Really appreciate that!

  • sherman smithTwitter: shermanksmith75 says:

    Hey Sylviane,

    I tip my hat off to you for finishing your ebook…Looks like it’s going to have a lot of great information that we all can relate to..

    I’m going to have to download this when I get home tonight. I know I can definitely use some advice on how I can write a lot better. I like the fact that you added the chapter on “Simplifying Your Writing”…. just the other day I had a discussion with one of my friends on simplifying things in general is as opposed to making things more complex. I tell you, it’s harder to simplify which shows how powerful it is!

    Thanks for sharing and you have a fantastic weekend!
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    • Hi Sherman,

      I know what you mean, we tend to complicate things more easily than the other way around, oddly enough :)

      I’m glad you are going to get it and if you have any questions I can help you with, you know where to find me.

      Have a great day!

  • JeevanjacobjohnTwitter: Daringblogger says:

    Awesome :)

    I have subscribed, just need to confirm it now.

    Congrats, by the way. I know you have been working on this for a while. The chapters are interesting – especially breaking the rules and putting our personality into writing.

    I am trying to become a better writer, so this will definitely help (Hopefully, I will get to read it soon…and apply the tips).

    The biggest problem I have is with implementing…Sure, I know how to do this or that, but I don’t always follow or implement it (and in the end, I keep wondering why I didn’t achieve the success I expected to achieve).

    Anyways, thank you for sharing this, Sylviane :) Hope you are ready for the weekend!
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  • JuneTwitter: miraculousladie says:

    Hi Sylviane,

    Thanks for the eBook. It’s got some great tips in it. Like you said in the eBook, we can all improve our writing skills.

    I read through the book once. But I’ll read it again and implement some of the tips.

    Thanks for sharing with us. Enjoy your weekend. :-)
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  • MayuraTwitter: MayuraDeSilva says:

    Hi Sylviane,

    Wow! Congratulations on your new eBook dear :) Seem enriched with a lot of tips we can make use of. This is an awesome news and kinda surprising gift!

    I feel like you have written it within a short period though it took months to complete and as you previously mentioned you don’t wanna push it too. I’ve been off throughout the week, and glad I could make it finally when you reveal it and learn what’s your new ebook about :) Well, starting with your blog.

    When you mention “decide if it’s for you or not”, I thought this might have been targeted more towards writers than bloggers. But I don’t see any particular reason why bloggers shouldn’t grab it. Guess no one have to decide as it’s targeted towards your audience who are mostly bloggers and writers. Isn’t it Sylviane?

    As I read through titles, I could recall some of your old posts too. You know, like bird nest analogy :) You are really a storyteller.

    BTW do I have to sign up again for your email list dear? Or you have already sent the link as I’m subscribed to your list? I’ll check out my inbox too :)

    I’m really thankful for taking your precious time on creating such a helpful resource for bloggers, Sylviane :) Even as you intended to share it free. Always learning something new about writing from you.

    You have a lovely weekend dear :)

    Cheers…
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  • Sherryl Perry says:

    You did a wonderful job Sylviane. I especially like that your rule #4 “Use the Correct Word.”

    When I confirmed my subscription and went to the download page, I noticed that the cover image says “12 Easy Rules” instead of “15”. I see that your project grew as you were working on it. :)

  • Geri RichmondTwitter: GeriRecommends says:

    Hi Sylviane,
    Just wanted to pop in and say congratulations on your new e book. Getting out a product is hard work. I know, because mine will be done soon. It seems like I’ve been working on it forever. :)
    I’m happy for you and you must be very proud. Heck, I’m proud of you, too.! :)

    Have a great day.
    Geri
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  • James Frost says:

    15 tips that can change life of a writer.The most important things for those tips are simplicity,giving life experience if possible and metaphors. Sylviane great article.

  • Philip V ArielTwitter: PVAriel says:

    Hi Sylviane,I am here again via Adrienne\’s page,what a great intro she presented it in her page about you.This post is really an amazing one and i am book marking it for my further read.Great study here.Will come again to check more on your pageI really missed this. glad that i found it todayindeed this made my day.Keep informedBest Regards ~ Philip
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    • Hi Phil,

      I’ve got your message and now I see you here. How nice that you’ve found me through my good friend Adrienne. As you were mentioning in your message, I will certainly check your blog out.

      Thanks for coming, and nice meeting you.

  • John Addison says:

    Nice and informative blog.Really one who want to be a great writer so i please all of those to read this article.Article is so simple and simplicity can make you a great writer.Thanks for sharing.

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