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This One Technique Brings Unbelievable Clarity to Your Business Writing (and How to Do It)

Wanting to improve your business writing? Award-winning, Hisham Wyne, shares ‘one technique brings unbelievable clarity’. Hisham is a brand consultant, content creator and an expert copywriter. This technique is sure to bring results. All the very best!

This One Technique Brings Unbelievable Clarity to Your Business Writing (and How to Do It)

“The most complicated skill is to be simple.”
― Dejan Stojanovic

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Want to write better? Google it!

Courtesy the Internet, there’s no shortage of helpful resources out there – from boiling the perfect egg to improving your writing efficiency and achieving your writing goals.

But what is obscured in this deluge of information is one trick that every writer must know – regardless of whether you make a living as a freelance content writer, or are expected to help your firm sell better.

It’s the one trick that can disguise a multitude of writing sins and also improve traction. And here it is: clarity through simplicity.

Why simplicity matters

Whatever discipline you may be in (advertising, web design, copywriting), simplicity is one of the most important skills that you will need to learn and hone.

According to a study conducted by Google in 2012, it only takes a fraction of a second for visitors to judge whether a website is beautiful or not. Interestingly, the majority of respondents in the study rated simple websites as more beautiful than visually complex ones.

Why?

In simple terms, the human brain gives preference to things that are easy to digest and understand. This concept is known as cognitive fluency.

Take websites, for example. At this point, you have probably visited hundreds of websites. More than likely, you have a list of websites bookmarked for repeat visits. You’re comfortable with them, and come back over and over. But when you visit a new site that has heaps of information, you get lost. Things look unfamiliar. Your dwell times reduce. Your bounce rates go up. Simply put, you just don’t spend as much time reading the content.

Your brain craves the familiar because it is easier to process. And when in unfamiliar territory, you crave simplicity.

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The science of simplicity

The human brain prefers less visually complex websites because these are less taxing. The important thing is that simplicity isn’t just important to visuals. It also applies to copy and content.

The human brain prefers less visually complex websites because these are less taxing. The important thing is that simplicity isn’t just important to visuals. It also applies to copy and content.

Good copywriting shares a few qualities with good design. One of those qualities is simplicity.

Why simplicity matters in writing

Learning and mastering simplicity is difficult. That is why it’s an easy temptation for writers – particularly unsure writers, or those writing in a non-native language – to use verbosity, jargon, and ambiguity as crutches.

Academic writing is a major culprit. University students write like their professors; cranking out sentences stretched to breaking with esoteric words and complicated construction – for no good reason. It’s almost like academics are afraid of being understood too easily.

You might get away with it in academia – I know I did. But the real world isn’t as forgiving. Writing with simplicity and clarity is key.

But don’t get me wrong: simple isn’t easy. Simple is hard. It entails discipline, attention, and critical thinking. Simple takes time. Remember that Blaise Pascal once started a correspondence by saying “Excuse the long letter, I didn’t have time to write a short one.”

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Think back on the ads that have appealed greatly to you. What do you remember? Simplicity.

Seasoned copywriters spend years honing their skills so they can get the point across with elegant simplicity.

Simplicity is a copywriter’s best friend

Over the years, you may have accumulated a few habits that may work well for you if you are striving to be a fiction writer. Or a columnist, or perchance a food critic.

Business copywriting is different. And in order to be successful, you need to shed these habits. And avoid the words and constructs you most like. To paraphrase William Faulkner, you have to kill your darlings.

So here a few tips to start bringing simplicity to your copy:

Never make it about yourself

There might be a time and place to showcase that tremendous vocabulary you’ve spent years developing. Working on client copy is not it.

One of the key mistakes new writers make is trying to impress by piling on the words to show how adroit they are with language. That’s not going to work. Even if the client likes it, verbose copy doesn’t sell as well as simple sentences.

Don’t make it about yourself. Use your copy to help brands that have hired you sell better. Once audiences start responding to your copy, you’ll get hired again.

Your readers don’t care about emotional connections

 

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There are essentially two types of people who will read corporate copy.

First, you have people who have inadvertently stumbled upon your work. It is highly likely they won’t bother reading – because your work just doesn’t apply to them.

Second, you have people who are looking for solutions to specific problems. And they’re hoping your client can help them with specific services. So your job is to tell audiences a) how your client can help, and b) why they’re a good choice. Quite simply, your goal as a copywriter is to help your clients make the sale.

Ditch the thesaurus

Again, don’t use words you don’t need to. Remember, your audience has a lot of things competing for attention. You need to get your message sinking in fast. As a copywriter, think about whether someone will understand what you’re saying if they only skim.

Apply the 10-second test: Will brand new readers get your point in 10 seconds? If not, it’s time to hit the drawing board again.

Think mobile

More and more content is now accessed online. As a copywriter, you need to constantly think about how your copy works on a small screen. Edit and rewrite. And then edit and rewrite some more – till your content doesn’t overwhelm small screens.

So what’s the bottom line?

It’s simple.

As a copywriter, your goal is to help clients hit their business objectives. And that means creating copy that their audiences respond to. Simpler copy can be read faster, and understood better by more people. And that means more eyeballs, which translates to better sales.

A bit about the author

Hisham Wyne - One Technique Brings Unbelievable Clarity Hisham Wyne is an award-winning copywriter, brand consultant and content creator based in Dubai. During his time in the Middle East, Hisham has collaborated extensively with blue-chip companies including Twitter, Microsoft, LinkedIn, Harley-Davidson and Aston Martin, and helped government concerns such as the Dubai Internet City, in5 and the Dubai Design District. Follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn.

I love this Hisham’s work! Her has such an energized manner of writing.  If you wish to be energized while at your desk, be sure to read how to Write and Stay Healthy with Carla West.Hisham Wyne One Technique Brings Unbelievable Clarity

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Write for these 10 Religious sites that pay

Lately there has been so much transpiring around the world regarding religious beliefs, here are 10 Religious sites that pay to publish your convictions and understandings. If you wish to share your ideas, but are not really a writer, please feel free to make use of our transcription services.

10 Religious sites that pay

10 Religious sites that pay

1. The Christian Century

At the Christian Century, we seek to articulate the public meaning of faith, bringing the resources of religious tradition to bear on such topics as poverty, human rights, economic justice, international relations, national priorities, and popular culture.

We are also interested in pieces that examine or critique the theology and ethos of individual religious communities. We welcome articles that find fresh meaning in old traditions and that adapt or apply religious traditions to new circumstances.

Authors should assume that readers are familiar with main themes in Christian history and theology, are accustomed to the historical-critical study of the Bible, and are already engaged in relating faith to social and political issues. Many of our readers are ministers or teachers of religion at the college level.

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2. First Things

First Things is happy to accept unsolicited manuscripts. Writers should familiarize themselves with the magazine before sending their submission, and include with it a cover letter giving their thesis, an explanation of why it’s an important thesis to argue in this magazine, reference to any similar articles the magazine has published recently, and a short biography. We do not accept simultaneous submissions of manuscripts or poetry. An honorarium is paid upon publication.The word limits (which should be adhered to strictly) are:

  • Opinions: 1,000 to 2,000 words
  • 
Feature Articles: 2,500 to 4,000 words
  • Book Reviews: 1,250 to 1,500 words

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3. Forward

The Forward and Yiddish Forverts regularly accept submissions from outside contributors. The best guide to our style and content is our newspapers and websites themselves; the best way to figure out what we’re looking for is to read them. Here are some additional details to assist you in pitching stories to our editors.

Payment

Fees differ depending on the intended medium, section and the work in question. Your editor should inform you of the rate upon commissioning your work. (If he or she does not, feel free to ask.) In the event that a written work accepted for publication is not used, the writer generally will receive 50 percent of the agreed-upon fee.

Contributors are paid by electronic transfer (ACH) to their designated bank accounts, where available, and elsewhere by PayPal, or as a last resort, by check.

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4. GrokNation

GrokNation is a communal space where we can read, discuss, explore, learn and truly understand the issues that shape our modern lives: from the social impact of pop culture to the importance of human connection, from causes that help to heal communities large and small to the challenges of raising the next generation of activists. Smart and passionate, with a quirky sense of humor and an unapologetic nerdiness, GrokNation is a place for people of all ages and backgrounds – this means you! – to spend time thinking deeply about things that matter, trying to “grok” them.

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5. Image Journal

We welcome unsolicited submissions and consider all submissions carefully. Because of limited staff time, we’re not able to guarantee personalized feedback, but please know that we’re grateful to each writer who takes the risk of sharing work with us. We produce two publications: Image, a quarterly journal, and Good Letters, a daily blog.

All the work we publish reflects what we see as a sustained engagement with one of the western faiths—Judaism, Christianity, or Islam. That engagement can include unease, grappling, or ambivalence as well as orthodoxy; the approach can be indirect or allusive, but for a piece to be a fit for Image or Good Letters, some connection to faith must be there.

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6. Leben

Leben is a quarterly, four-color magazine that tells the stories of the Protestant Reformers and those who have followed in their footsteps through the ages. We are a popular history publication that aims at a general readership.

Those interested in writing for Leben should read through several articles on our website.

We are published by City Seminary of Sacramento, California, and so we do have a slightly parochial slant toward the German Reformation, due to our historical lineage, but articles about the Swiss, Dutch, Scottish, English, Hungarian and other reformation movements are all of interest to us.

We are not a theological journal, per se, i.e. while we have a perspective, our articles do not expressly deal with theological propositions. There are many publications devoted to discussing theology, we focus on the people and events that make up the Reformation tradition.

Above all, articles should be interesting to a general readership, seeking to bring alive the events and personalities of a particular period. Avoid being preachy and moralizing. Again, there are places for those kinds of articles, but that is not our mission. Most of our readers can draw their own conclusions without being force-fed. Tell a good, well-researched and historically accurate story.

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7. Liguorian

To have freelance manuscripts considered for publication in Liguorian magazine, please observe the following guidelines:

Articles must not exceed 2,200 words. Personal essays should be limited to 1,000. Fiction submissions should be approximately 2,000 words. Style and vocabulary should be popular and readable. Use an interest-grabbing opening, state why the subject is important to readers, use examples, quotes, anecdotes, make practical applications, and end strongly.
Liguorian does not consider simultaneous submissions or articles previously accepted or published.
Seasonal articles and stories must be received 8 months in advance.
Manuscripts should be submitted electronically via e-mail attachment in Microsoft Word to [email protected] or on CD to Liguorian, Attn: Managing Editor; One Liguori Drive, Liguori, MO 63057. Please indicate the word count of your submission and the category intended: personal essay, or feature and whether it is fact or fiction. Be sure to include your full name, address, phone number, and e-mail address.

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8. The Lookout

The Lookout is a 16-page, full-color weekly magazine from Standard Publishing with a circulation of about 40,000.
We are designed to provide Christian adults with true-to-the-Bible teaching about current topics to help them mature as believers and live in the world as faithful witnesses of Christ.
The Lookout publishes from a theologically conservative, nondenominational, and noncharismatic perspective. It is a member of the Evangelical Press Association.
Our emphasis is on the needs of ordinary Christians who want to grow in their faith rather than on trained theologians or church leaders.

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9. RELEVANT

RELEVANT covers faith, culture and intentional living. Our readership is culturally savvy, mainly Christian 20 and 30somethings who are looking for purpose, depth and spiritual truth. Our mission is to challenge people to go further in their spiritual journey, live selflessly and intentionally, care about positively impacting the world around them, and find the unexpected places God is speaking in life, music and culture.

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10. Sojourners

Submissions for online publication should be no more than 1,000 words in length and should directly address the intersection of faith and justice. Before submitting, please acquaint yourself with our material. We reserve the right to edit for length and clarity. Please email finished submissions for online publication to our submissions editor with the words “submission” in the subject line. Include a one- or two-sentence biography and a headshot.

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Bonus!

I know I promised 10 writing jobs, but this is something different that may tickle your fancy! 🙂

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Wishing you all the best of luck with these sites, and I will do my darndest to get new jobs out to you ASAP! In the meantime, if you may have missed, check out these 13 Popular websites! If you wish to write on a more esoteric note, please check out The Winning Wish.

Blessed Be,

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Start earning with these 8 Freelance Creative Writing Jobs

Eight Freelance Creative Writing Jobs

Trusting you’ve had a relaxing Easter weekend and are once again ready to share your writing skills. Here are 8 Freelance Creative Writing Jobs now available. Each opening has the direct links, so you needn’t search any further. Also be sure to check out these 8 TOP SITES PAYING FREELANCE WRITERS.

Freelance Creative Writing Jobs

Start earning with these 8 Freelance Creative Writing Jobs

Agility Global Health Solutions

Freelance Creative Writing Jobs
South African Based Only

The main purpose of the position is to write, proofread and edit original copy for a variety of marketing and communication documents.

    • Writing of original copy for a variety of marketing collateral, including but not limited to newsletters, mailers, website, social media platforms and media releases.
    • Proof-reading of marketing and communications copy to ensure accuracy and consistency in line with the corporate identity
    • Assist Marketing and Communications team with auditing and reworking of existing communications
    • Investigate and respond to member complaints received on Hello Peter, social media sites and in the media
    • Maintain professionalism and confidentiality
    • Perform any related duties as required

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CedarWaters Custom Software

SEO Content Writer

The focus of this position is to conduct research on various different industries and generate content on behalf of the company to be used on their blogs. The candidate must be able to effectively research and produce good quality content.

We have recurring clients who we need articles written for. You will have anywhere from 10-15 articles to write each month. Our clients vary but include industries such as carpet cleaning, pest control and counseling services.

You will be paid per article. Rate: $17/article

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Dialpad

Campaign Copywriter

Work from anywhere. Not just an idea or a tagline, but a revolution. Led by CEO Craig Walker, co-founder of Google Voice, our team is focused on building an entirely new category of business communications that moves with you – from 50,000 ft above to 50 ft below.

Dialpad builds software for better communications at work. It empowers today’s anywhere worker to talk, text, make video calls, and meet online with customers and colleagues on any device. Today, we are the fastest growing communication provider with 35,000+ customers have joined Dialpad’s mission to kill the desk phone. Funded with $53 million by Andreessen Horowitz, Google Ventures, WorkBench, Felicis, and Amasia Capital.

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Macallan Communications

Content Writer

Macallan Communications, a fast-growing digital media start-up company, is seeking a skilled writer to generate news briefs for online news sources that cover a variety of industries and sectors.

We need a reliable writer who can meet daily afternoon deadlines and produce accurate and clear articles quickly. A detail-oriented, self-starter with knowledge of AP Style is ideal.

This is a part-time opportunity with the ability to work from home. The flow of daily assignments will be consistent for the right writer.  Write approximately 4-6 news briefs per day of a minimum of 200 words each. Potential to produce longer features based on interviews in the future.

If interested in joining our small but experienced team, please send a cover letter, resume and two or three writing samples.

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New York City Writers Network

Content Writer

Any and all things of interest to readers and, especially, writers. Articles, interviews, listacles, reviews, how-to’s, tips, tricks, and advice, and anything else useful, enlightening, and/or entertaining to our readership of writers and readers.

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 Proversity

Freelance educational writer

Freelance Creative Writing Jobs
South African Based Only

We are looking for experienced freelance educational writers to join our talent pool to work remotely on creating engaging content for our digital courses.

Who we are…

Proversity is a progressive, digital learning pioneer. We partner with corporates, governments, and higher education providers to increase global access to education. Our world-class learning design and digital production teams create bespoke, engaging, and contextualised learning and training experiences.

We will need you to…

  • Either work from source materials provided to you or conduct your own online research into the topic
  • Write engaging content that aligns to the brief and desired outcomes
  •  Formative and summative assessments that test the desired outcomes
  • Write good, clear overviews and summaries to encapsulate the learning
  • Proofread your own work to ensure highest quality output

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 RISKSA

Freelance Creative Writing Jobs
South African Based Only

Journalist/features writer required for a busy, cross-platform media agency.

Your energy, great writing ability, minimum two to three years of experience with a nose for a story and straight up work ethic will rush you to the front of the interview queue.

If you are as comfortable in front of (or behind) a camera or microphone and you know how to craft stories across print digital and web this could be your dream job.

You will need to be able to write with authority on a wide range of topics from financial services and insurance to adventure travel and hospitality.

Please send a brief CV together with samples of your work to [email protected] for consideration.

Please note: Should you not receive any feedback from us within two weeks of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful.

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Start earning with these 8 Top Sites Paying Freelance Writers

I’ve alleviated some of your stress,  comb through this list of the latest eight top sites paying freelance writers and start earning. Simply follow the two links provided, either visit the site or apply direct. Most of these sites pay via PayPal, so be sure to read the alternative to PayPal if you experience any difficulties.

8 Top Sites Paying Freelance Writers

8 Top Sites Paying Freelance Writers

Eight top sites paying freelance writers

1. 50pixels

Social Media Writer

We’re looking for talented writers and social media managers to help us with content creation for our clients. Our aim is to help small businesses use social in the most effective way to communicate and position their brands online.
We’re looking for energetic, motivated and independent people. You’ll need to have a passion for writing and be a skilled social media user, even if it’s necessary to have any experience as a social media manager. Have you been blogging and using social channels to promote a business or blog? Keep reading!
The job is essentially finding and getting an understanding of valuable content in the categories you’ve been assigned, then write social media updates that read like catchy “headlines” or recommendations for the content.

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2. Blasting News

Freelance Journalist

Blasting News is a fully independent magazine based on the principle of social journalism and powered by the voices of thousands of people called Blasters.

Anyone can become a Blaster: you don’t need to have a license card or a gold plate, you don’t need to «get into the circle of journalism». However, Blasting News does not accept a compromise on quality: you will be required to write insightful news, and become an expert on your area of interest, therefore adding values to our brilliant community.

By joining Blasting News you can:

1. Become a real reporter.

2. Become an expert in a particular field.
Blasting News promotes high-quality information written by individuals showing a high level of expertise, authority and trustworthiness in their areas of interest.

3. Talk to a global audience of +102 million people.

4. Leverage on Blasting News social network.

5. Get paid out of your articles.
The compensation is based on the number of readers of your news. The higher quality your news will be, the more readers you will reach and the greater will be your income.

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3. Bustle

Bustle is searching for a part-time Nostalgia writer for our Lifestyle vertical who is available two weekdays per week during regular office hours. This role requires extensive knowledge and appreciation for ’90s culture, which may include topics ranging from feminism, health, entertainment, and relationships, amongst others.

As Bustle already has quite a large number of ’90s/nostalgia topics covered, this writer should bring a unique perspective, definitive voice, and fresh ideas to their work.

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4. Knoji

Consumer Guides Writer

Knoji is visited by over 1 million consumers each month who are seeking information on products, reviews and companies. To better serve these customers, we’ve launched a new article series called Consumer Guides – these pieces provide an in-depth look into companies and the products and services they offer. We aim to provide unique and differentiated insight into products and services to help shoppers make better purchasing decisions when comparing products and services online.

We’re selecting a few writers to join our Consumer Guides writing staff. We’re seeking writers who have a knack for doing online research, who have a good product sense, and who can break down and simplify complex issues for the average consumer. You should also have a portfolio of work published on mainstream, recognizable websites or offline publications. As a Consumer Guides writer, you’ll earn between $50 to $200 per article (approximately $0.08 to $0.30 per word), and have the flexibility to choose from a range of projects at your convenience. You’ll be paid monthly through our familiar PayPal payment system. Plus you’ll be providing useful information and advice that helps consumers make smarter purchasing decisions.

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5. Freelance Writers Den

Carol Tice is exceptionally popular among writers because of her Make A Living Writing Blog.

The Freelance Writers Den is the premiere online community where writers learn how to grow their income — fast. We’re busy! We’ve had over 80,000 forum posts since the Den opened in 2011 — and I answered over 10,000 of those questions myself! We have more than a dozen moderators on our team now to steer you to the resources you need, including experienced editors who provide valuable feedback.

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6. MedPro

Healthcare Content Writer

We are looking for talented freelance writers who are able to write high quality articles for B2B Healthcare Professionals (Doctors, Nurses and Office Managers) in the U.S. that are engaging, educational and will drive traffic to our website through word-of-mouth and social sharing.

If you believe that you are able to write an article that is highly engaging, please reply to this listing.

Payout: USD $25-50 per article

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7. Publi.sh

Various Niche Content Writers Needed

The publish creative network includes hundreds of expert writers, designers, illustrators and animators. Every creative has been rigorously vetted to qualify their expertise, samples of their work have been reviewed and graded and they have been assessed for quality of customer service. This results in a network of world class creatives you can rely on for exceptional quality of work and communication on your projects.

publi.sh is a resource for people to learn more about marketing and stay on the pulse of new industry developments. We list the best marketing content from around the web. We list content such as articles, ebooks, white papers, infographics, slide decks, videos, webinars, interviews. publi.sh is free to use and all content can be viewed with 1 publi.sh account.

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8. ThoughtCo.com

ThoughtCo.com, created by About.com, is looking for entry-level freelance writers to help create simple video scripts from our top reference URLs. We have about 500-1000 URLs on topics including history, religion, pop culture and science. The scripts should be clear, but attention-getting and clever. We’re paying $50 per script and we roughly estimate each will take 1-2 hours.

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May these 8 Top Sites Paying Freelance Writers make a difference and help your writing career! Do bear in mind that if you wish to guest blog, I would love to publish your work.

My sister site, The Winning Wish, is an esoteric self-development site and is now publishing guest posts.

Blessed Be,

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Write and Stay Healthy with Carla West

As writers, many of you may sit at your keyboards hacking away forever to either reach your deadline or finish just one more paragraph. However, what do these seated hours do to your body physically? How is our circulation affected and is there a fix-it? Today we look at how to Write and Stay Healthy with Carla West.  I am pleased to have Stuttgart based,  personal trainer, Carla West assist us with some writer-friendly ideas on how to overcome the physical torments of writing.

Write and Stay Healthy with Carla West

Write and Stay Healthy with Carla West

Carla, I must also compliment you on your very informative website, your videos and tutorials are simply wonderful!

As you are clearly a very busy lady, I especially thank you so much for taking the time to share your message, so I will bounce right in.

Philosophy

TWS: Having gone through your site, I simply love your ideas and outlooks. How would you summarize your philosophy about fitness and health?

Carla: Thank you so much for all the lovely compliments! I am very honoured to be interviewed by someone like yourself.

My philosophy is very simple: Do what you enjoy.

Whatever form of training you enjoy, do it. You are never going to stick to an exercise routine that you hate. It might take some time for you to find what you like. I love doing a combination of things and pushing myself to the next level in every form of exercise I do.

Write and Stay Healthy with Carla West

That being said, there is value in every form of training. Whether you do yoga, Pilates, running, boxing or weight training. Whatever it is that you enjoy – just make sure you stick to it. Be consistent. Do it multiple times a week. Set goals. Soon enough exercise will become a habit and something you even look forward to, not a chore. And of course support your training with good nutrition; fuel yourself so that you can perform at your best. Stretch, use a foam roller. Give yourself days off to let your body repair and recover.

Basically, just take care of yourself.

Circulation

TWS: Do you have any ideas on how we can perhaps increase our circulation while writing? It would be great to get our articles out and work out! Heaven knows, with the hours we put in, we too could look great! This may be a long-shot, but is it possible?

Carla: Of course it is possible! Luckily short bouts of aerobics, strength exercises, and stretching in between emails and writing can help improve fitness levels and heart health.

Here are a few tips:

  1. Always take the stairs –  take two at a time for a real leg burn.
  2. The Seated Leg Raiser – While seated, straighten one or both legs and hold in place for five or more seconds. Then lower the leg(s) back to the ground without letting the feet touch the floor. Repeat (alternating legs if raising them separately) for 15 reps.
  3. Perfect your posture – perfect posture is a must for long days at the desk. Adjust the chair height to make sure the feet, hips, and arms are at 90-degree angles to the floor. Engage the core to keep the back straight throughout the day. No slouching allowed!
  4. Shoulder blade squeezes – For improving hunched posture, squeeze your shoulder blades together for 10 seconds, release, and repeat.
  5.  Wrist stretch. Stretch your arm out in front of you with the palm up. With your other hand, grab your fingers and lightly pull them down to stretch your forearm.
  6. Back twist. Sit up straight in your chair and place your right arm behind your right hip. Twist to the right and hold. Alternate sides.
  7.  Neck rotations. Drop your chin and roll your neck. Raise your chin up and bend your neck to each side.

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15 min Workout

TWS: Many writers, myself included, discipline ourselves to take 15 – 20 min break from our PCs every so couple of hours. Could you suggest a workout that one could do in such a short time?

Carla: Yes! The most beneficial workouts would be a quick 15-20 min High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) session, because honestly that’s all the time you need. A few benefits of HIIT include: Increased energy, boosted metabolism, muscle tone improvement, reduced body fat.

For a quick hard HIIT session I would suggest choosing 4 exercises. Existing out of one for lower body, one upper body, one for abs, and one that’s a bit more cardio related and gets your heart rate up. For example: Squats, push-ups, crunches, and Burpees. Do each exercise for 1 minute and only take a 10 sec break between the exercises. You get a 1 minute break after the 4 exercises and then you start the circuit over again. In 20 min you should’ve been able to do 3-4 Rounds and you will be sweating.  🙂 Those are very basic examples of exercises; please feel free to switch it up and add your own.

Writers Diet

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TWS: When visiting your site, I was especially intrigued by your thoughts on diet remains essential. Can you advise which foods writers should focus more on? Foods to assist with concentration, foods that will fuel us, but not hang around forever? Can you think of a ‘writer-friendly’ diet?

Carla: The habit I suggest all my clients is planning ahead, buying healthy snacks in advance and having them at your desk will keep you satisfied and stop those afternoon sugar cravings to kick in that will hinder your concentration as well. Good examples of snacks to have at your desk would be:

  • Fruit or Dried Fruit
  • Nuts
  • Protein Bar, Fruit & Nut Bar, or Energy Bar
  • Yogurt
  • Granola

And foods that will improve your focus:

  • Blueberries
  • Green tea
  • Leafy green vegetables
  • Water
  • Dark chocolate
  • Flax seeds

Message for Writers

TWS: Lastly, and once again thank you for your time and sharing all this exciting information, but what would your ‘mantra’ be for writers?

Carla:I am responsible for my own destiny.”

This might not be specific to only writers but anything you do in life, everything you put your heart and soul in will be successful. I love knowing and reassuring myself that I am in control of my own life, my happiness, success, body, fitness, food, mental health and state of mind. It’s all up to you to make the decision and to take action.

As previously mentioned, I must stress that you visit her powerfully insightful site, its loaded with amazing tools that we can use on a day-to-day basis. What I find different about Carla, is she is real.

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I so enjoy Carla’s style, her outlook and her manner of simplifying matters. I know I am going to get started with my workout as of this very moment!

Do you have any ideas you would like to share? Please feel free to leave comments or contact me. Remember, I am always interested in posting Guest’s Blogs, so if you have anything insightful to share, please don’t hesitate to contact me. 

Blessed Be,

Sancheo

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Get Paid to Publish Your Work!

With 2017 off to a start, here are 4 new publishers now looking for your story.  Yes, the best part of it is that you will get paid to publish your work… These publishers are mostly paying via PayPal, so help is here if you need alternative ideas to PayPal. Please also be advised to read the various genres available on each of these sites. I have put the links to the submission style-guides as well as the websites for you. Good luck!

Get Paid to Publish Your Work!

Get Paid to Publish Your Work!

Black Rabbit

Issue No. One is now open for submissions with the deadline being 31 January 2017!

Submit your work to [email protected] as an attachment.

Fiction:

In Issue No. One we will be publishing one fiction piece 900 words or fewer. Genre and content guidelines are loose, though our fiction editor is inclined to take work with a literary tone more seriously than work without it. Creativity and experimentation are encouraged in all cases. Publication comes with a $25 payment.

Non-Fiction:

Issue No. One will also include one persuasive or personal essay 250 words or fewer. Engaging, intelligent, and appropriately relaxed tone is encouraged; think of the tone of David Foster Wallace’s nonfiction. Essays should express a point of view, be able to defend it, and exhibit the personality and artistry of their author, all within around one page. Creativity and flexibility are encouraged, though the word limit is hard. Publication comes with a $25 payment.

Audio:

Should Black Rabbit get competent, creative, intriguing submissions in this extremely specific category Issue No. One will feature one non-musical abstract sound clip under or around 90 seconds long. Sound collage, dramatic scenes, monologue, pseudo-music, which is left up to artists to define but should not rely too heavily on the mechanics and conventions of true music as defined by the editors, and indeed any other audio recording within the time guidelines set out above are all welcome. The editors are partial to weird and innovative works. Publication comes with a $25 payment.

Visual Arts:

Issue No. One will feature one work of abstract expressionist painting, drawing, or collage. The term ‘abstract expressionism’ is meant to be interpreted loosely, but taken seriously. Directly representative images should be avoided, or if included should be done so with intention and grace afforded to the constraints of genre noted above. Publication comes with a $25 payment. Submit with a brief (1-3 sentence) statement describing where and when you painted, drew, or collaged this piece, and, if there is a clear inspiration for or theme to it, what that might be.

Artists and authors should feel free, and indeed are encouraged, to make simultaneous submissions, although Black Rabbit asks that you notify our staff immediately if such submissions should be accepted elsewhere.

Artists and authors are encouraged to submit to every open category of submissions that they have work within the guidelines of, though they are limited to one piece in each category.

Submission guidelines | Visit 

Crystal Lake Publishing

CHUD Tribute Anthology

Submissions close January 31st.

With unmatched success since 2012, Crystal Lake Publishing has quickly become one of the world’s leading indie publishers of Mystery, Thriller, and Suspense books with a Dark Fiction edge.

Crystal Lake Publishing puts integrity, honor, and respect at the forefront of our operations.

Story length: between 3,000 and 10,000 words.

Pay is 3 cents (US) a word paid within a week of publication via PayPal.

Only one submission per author, even after a rejection has been sent out.

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dreaming robot press

Dreaming Robot Press publishes science fiction and fantasy novels for a Young Adult and Middle Grade audience.

Payment: $0.06 per word.

  • We believe stories shape our reality.
  • dreaming robot press believe this is especially important for stories that we are exposed to growing up.
  • We believe novels can be excellent in both their stories and in the effects they have.

In order to ensure that all children can find models to identify with, we’re committed to publishing stories about a diverse range of characters and situations.

Submission Guide | Visit Site

Tales from the Lake

Horror Stories Wanted.

Deadline: 1 February 2017.

What we are looking for: Non-themed short horror stories that arrests readers and leave them haunted for months to come. Stories must be original. Stories must be original. Even after a rejection has been sent out, only one submission per author.  We are not accepting reprints.

Manuscripts should be attached to the email, and be formatted in standard manuscript format. Any stories NOT adhering to the standard manuscript format will be rejected.

Stories should be no longer than 7,000 words. However, we prefer stories that are at or around 4,000 words. Payment is $0.03 USD a word via PayPal.

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Blessed Be,

Sancheo