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Is it bad to use conversational tone in the writing of a company website?

Background: The website in question is for a small tech company called the asyncollective. The general tone of the company is intended to be somewhat natural and non-corporate. I have compiled some ...
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How can I make my blog more popular?

I write an action movie review blog where a review is published every Monday. How do I publicize my blog to bring more readers my way?
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What are other good websites for different styles of questions?

This website in incredibly useful and it's already helped me a lot. However when it comes to asking questions about specific details/genres or questions that are heavily opinion based, sadly, this ...
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Where can I publish my biography online for free where it will be preserved?

I'm a strictly-amateur author. I've written my autobiography. I don't want to be paid but I feel it has value and would like it preserved online in some fashion for posterity. How can I go about this?...
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Posting stories to multiple sites

Suppose I have written an original story for fun not profit and now wish to post it on the internet for the delectation of others for free. Is it acceptable practice to post it on several unrelated ...
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What is the point of creating original content when it's just stolen immediately? [closed]

I stopped writing articles long ago now because as soon as it was published, it was copied by bots and published on ad-filled webpages which instantly started showed up above my original page in ...
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How are serialized web novels promoted?

There are sites where an author can self-publish free-to-access web novels, one short chapter at a time (500 to 1.5k words recommended per chapter). Many of the popular novels are published weekly and ...
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Alternative sites to Google Docs

I'm looking for websites that let me write and store my stories online, so I can keep developing them no matter where I go. (Because of my devices specs, sadly Dropbox — and similar options that need ...
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A Medium publication contacted me at my Medium blog and asked for one of my published articles for free. Might they pay if I negotiated for that?

A nonprofit magazine called NFT (Nerd For Tech) with a Medium account (https://editorialteamnft.medium.com/) and its own website (https://www.nerdfortech.org/) contacted me out of the blue at my ...
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What are the Best Practices for Developing Content for a Product-Promotion Website? [closed]

For products that are already listed in marketplace, what would be the best practice in sourcing content for a blog-style website that reviews, compares, and promotes such listed products with a view ...
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Website that pays for writing fairly

About a month ago, I stumbled upon a website that claims to pay writers fairly and transparently out of advertising revenue. For the life of me, I cannot remember the name of the site, and after ...
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Is an audience really required to develop writing?

I like writing, particularly on topics of realism and general self-help. Some of my posts are opinion-based, and some are emotive pieces. My attempt at sharing my work in Quora and Medium has failed ...
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When citing a paragraph in a book on my website, how long can the citation be?

I would like to cite a few sentences of a book in my website, and I would like to know if I may run into some copyright infringement. On the book, it is written "Les Editions Arthaud, 1986, All ...
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Correct use of "Call for Proposals" in plural context

I'm trying to correctly refer to several calls. Meaning, in a singular call, we invite several proposals. Therefore, it's a call for proposals. In the case I need assistance with, my gut tells me ...
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How to Write SEO friendly blog posts

How can I write blog posts that are SEO (search engine optimization) friendly? I know there is lots of content available out there, but I want to know how to start writing the post as SEO friendly.
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Co-branding a book with a website

For the last several months, I've had a a professional assignment writing an ongoing series for a well-known website. It was repurposed from a book I wasn't able to sell to a publisher. It's been ...
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Are these marketing hacks good for poetry websites?

I've got a couple of poetry websites and I would like to bring more traffic to them. I have been thinking about exchanging links with other websites, for instance literary websites. Are there other ...
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The art of clickbait captions

We all have seen at least one of these clickbaits (or some variation thereof): "single mom discovers the meaning of life with a simple trick" or "billionaires don't want you to know this ...
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When should a starting writer get his own webpage?

I've heard and read from many vlogger and blogger authors that an aspiring writer should have his own webpage as early as possible. Being published or not doesn't come to it. Now, if I created a ...
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Content Sites - any still around and useful?

I missed my chance to write for About.Com when it was TheMiningCom and now it's DotDash and seems to be under different rules. Suite101 has become Suite.io (blocked from my work, so that's all I know....
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Websites to share fiction containing extreme content?

I’m writing a work of fiction containing extreme and sometimes gratuitous instances of gore, sexual violence and abuse. (I believe my work has artistic and literary merits, and the aforementioned ...
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Should an author include user-interactive sections in his website?

Related questions: Should an author have one website or two? As an new author, how important is to have a personal website? Pros and Cons: A blog to get feedback A possible duplicate of, even if I'd ...
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Can we "borrow" our answers to populate our own websites?

Second Edit -- to try to expand the scope BEYOND W.SE and to cover any CreativeCommons work, not just here. Deleted part about the badges. -- Edit -- to clarify it's not quite a BLOG, more a portfolio ...
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How do you advertise your work if you cover multiple topics or niches? [duplicate]

Lets assume that you write articles which get published online (on your own website), but these cover a wide range of niches. Some very family friendly, some aimed at children, some horror based, and ...
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Where can a new author sell the first chapter of a book?

Where can I publish my work online and get paid for it? I'm just new to this and this is my first work and it's still chapter 1. It's a fantasy and mythical story.
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What's a better to say "made by me" on the bottom of my website?

I'm a designer and I'm preparing my own portfolio website. Right on the bottom, I would like to mention that it is I (or me, just don't bite my head off :p ) who coded the website to highlight the ...
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Writer's Website -- Feedback needed [closed]

I've been writing fiction off and on for a number of years and lately I've been more off than on. But I want to get back into writing books and to do that I thought I'd need a website (rather than ...
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How can I avoid using I repetitively in a resume/about me?

My Question How can I avoid using I repetitively in a resume/about me, should it be avoided or is it to be expected in that kind of writing? Are there any substitutes that can be used in place of it, ...
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Preventing unintentional reading between the lines

I'm a really literal writer. I don't write stuff that makes people "read between the lines." Problem is, people still always read between the lines. This leads to them understanding my writing in a ...
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What can motivate people to write and share their personal stories?

I want to motivate people, who do not already write, to write about their lives and publish their stories on my new web site. What would motivate someone to write and share their personal stories?
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What should I include (and not include) on a book's website?

I'm building a dedicated WordPress website for my (in-progress) graphic novel. My first thought was that I'd have an artist's blog for work-in-progress, and explore some of the worldbuild-y aspects ...
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Is it better to use "firstnamelastname.com" for a portfolio site, or something unique?

I am in the process of developing an online profile for my writing. Something marketable to future employers. I'm hung, though, on whether to use a domain name like "mynamewriter.com" or something ...
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How can I know that what's on a site is true?

So from my other question, I was told that under certain circumstances, you could trust Wikipedia. But then after a couple of answers, I started wondering how to figure out which sites have valid ...
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How to complement a novel with short stories - what to avoid

I have given my novel to beta readers now. hurray! I'm also very pointedly not looking at it for a few weeks. I'm spending these weeks on other projects, including website design ... and writing short ...
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Is the website allpoetry.com beneficial for poets and writers?

I've found this website and could see huge number of poets and poetesses in it. Does anybody know about it? I would like to know more about this website.
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"Overall Website" In Citing a Website (MLA)

I am writing a research paper using MLA style. One of my sources is a book via Google Books. According to the MLA style, part of citing this online source includes giving the "overall website". Would ...
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Who owns the copy if a copywriter provides copy as a paid service?

I build websites. I've used a copywriter to provide the website copy, the client paid the writer directly. I placed copyright signs on the site for the writer as requested. However, they have now ...
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Should an author have one website or two?

I have seen that sometimes an author will have one website with a lot of content and a separate website that does nothing but offer the book(s) for sale. What are the advantages of this approach? ...
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Sites which return copyright to the author after sometime

Few days ago, I saw some sites (forgot the URL's) where you give a fiction or non-fiction piece, if they publish it, the copyright rests with them for 6 months (limited time) and then revert it back ...
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Can I Have My Own Website Separate of My Publisher?

Background I studied writing in depth before ever seriously trying it myself. I read a lot, and I looked at reputable books on the subject. Over the years, I combined what I knew into a formula which ...
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Where can I post my story, but keep the formatting?

My friend and I are working on a story that we want to publish and share on the internet (kind of like what FictionPress does), but we have some formatting worked into our story that we would like to ...
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Websites to share writing in French?

I'm looking for a website to share short stories (5-20 pages), or longer stories in episodic form. Preferably, it should either be in French or multilingual, not be focused on fanfiction and have an ...
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How to Write a Pitch Letter?

I've recently accepted a job working for a publicist who is linked to a well renowned celebrity chef. My first assignment is to compose an email that can be used to pitch blog post sales. What ...
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Should I use figure titles for diagrams on the web?

Should I use figure titles for diagrams in web content if the diagram already has a caption? Guidance or references are appreciated. The context is a marketing page whose basic structure is shown in ...
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Writer's Platform

I realize most agents and publishers ask you information about your writer's platform. I looks like having a writer's platform has become an essential part of your introduction to agents or publishers....
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How long does it take to write a 1000 word SEO topic? [closed]

A potential client is asking me to quote a per piece rate for a 1000 word SEO topic. According to him, it should look like natural writing to a search engine, but doesn't necessarily have to be great ...
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Websites for free feedback on stories?

Are there any websites or anything similar where we can get feedback from online readers (without paying for a membership or anything of the sort) for stories and other writings that are not quite ...
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Would publishing my book like the "Stacks Project" increase the readership of my book?

I have written a book about my math discoveries. The book is available as a PDF file and as LaTeX files published in a Git hosting under Creative Commons license. Will it increase readership of my ...
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I am looking to self publish a book but I don't need everything the sites offer

I have created a picture book and already have it designed and have a local printer who is going to handle the print-on-demand. I can not find a self publishing website that does not dictate the ...
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How to cite information from the Human Genome Project (website)?

I want to cite some information from the Human Genome Project FAQ regarding the cost of the project (see the "How much did the Human Genome Project cost U.S. taxpayers?" header), however I'm unsure of ...
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