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Writing basics

I'm going to be writing a series of articles on writing basics for a website where I'm a contributing writer. I have some ideas for topics. But I'd like to know what you feel you need help in or things you've observed others need help in? I want to write about topics people actually want to know about. Thanks.

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HotMama330

Asked by HotMama330 at 1:03 PM on Nov. 6, 2010 in Money & Work

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  • Their, they're and there are used incorrectly so much it isn't funny, and I think a lot of people would benefit from an article explaining proper usage.
    rhianna1708

    Answer by rhianna1708 at 1:06 PM on Nov. 6, 2010

  • Diets. Healthier living. Saving money. Better jobs. Ideas for topics are endless. Anything that teaches.
    lacyjones

    Answer by lacyjones at 2:02 PM on Nov. 6, 2010

  • Those are great topics, but I plan on writing on how-to write.
    HotMama330

    Comment by HotMama330 (original poster) at 2:06 PM on Nov. 6, 2010

  • I would write about proper usage of commonly misused words. Helping people differentiate between there, they're, and their (like the PP mentioned) as well as your and you're, two, to, and too, and sea, see, dear, deer, etc.
    _Tam_

    Answer by _Tam_ at 2:09 PM on Nov. 6, 2010

  • As I am definitely not a writer ~ I would wonder if someone like me stood a chance at learning how to write good articles!! Where to start, how to pick a topic and keep it interesting for the readers. I would definitely be interested in that!!
    jekrmom

    Answer by jekrmom at 10:01 PM on Nov. 6, 2010

  • Texting abbreviations or rules of spelling and grammar.
    marchar2002

    Answer by marchar2002 at 12:33 AM on Nov. 7, 2010

  • Thanks. Those are great suggestions. I wrote them down. If anyone has any others, send them along.
    HotMama330

    Comment by HotMama330 (original poster) at 10:50 AM on Nov. 8, 2010

  • Ditto - spelling and grammar.
    tasches

    Answer by tasches at 3:11 PM on Nov. 8, 2010

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