Writers always strive to improve their articles and their technique. Writing online is completely different than writing for print media, as many distinguished Associated Content writers will tell you. To become a better writer, not only does one need to find topics that are relevant and evergreen, but SEO techniques and keywords should be suitably employed to draw traffic to the lovingly handcrafted work.
One way to improve our abilities and become a better writer, no matter what style of writing, is to look to a mentor for guidance. A mentor for any writer should have an excellent writing resume as well as being a good teacher and a great critic. Ultimately, the writer’s mentor should be a good listener to the issues facing the writer in need of assistance to become a better writer.
One who seeks to become a better writer might do well to consider Frank de Sales as a worthy mentor. Frank has a very long and varied background and career. His entrance into writing occurred by happenstance as he was actually trying to sell people his product. Going door to door, Frank patiently tried to sell his product throughout the countryside with absolutely no luck. Unfortunately, de Sales also had no money, but he did have determination. After having thousands of doors slammed in his face, he came up with a brilliant idea! If people wouldn’t listen to him tell them about his product, maybe they would read about his product.
With that thought, de Sales began to write passionately and convincingly about the product he loved so much. He was convinced if people took the time to learn about his product, they would love it, too, and want to purchase. Ever eloquent with the pen and paper, de Sales wrote about his product in a heartfelt manner. After a few years, Frank had made 40,000 sales, one written article at a time. Frank became a better writer himself through sheer persistence and practice.
Curious about his writing successes and wondering how he became a better writer himself, I began to talk with Frank. He has been a patient listener to my struggles as a newbie online writer. When I have been at a loss for article topics, Frank has gently nudged me in one direction or another; guiding gently with a loving thought or critique. Today, I received the most exciting news of my new writing career. I was chosen as an October 2009 Rising Star on Associated Content. Mr. Frank de Sales was quietly in the background, cheering me on, knowing that he had helped me to become a better writer.
Mr. de Sales suggested that I offer his assistance to anyone that would like to become a better writer by discussing their writing career with him. He is available for tele-conference 24 hours a day. In order to contact him, all you need to do is call out his name and ask for his help. When addressing him, it might be helpful to call him by his proper name: St. Francis de Sales, Patron Saint of writers and journalists. I know he would be more than happy to help you. He has been absolutely invaluable to me and I know in my heart he has helped me to become a better writer!
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