Word by word. That’s the answer Stephen King gave when he was asked how he writes. And that’s the answer to the question: How to write a book? So if you are looking for a quick answer, I’ll just say there it is and will rest my case. But I presume you’re looking for a […]
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When ranking your blog post in its search results what does Google’s algorithm depend on, you ask? Good question. It depends on how many sites are linking to your blog; it depends on what words those sites are using when linking to you; it depends on the platform on which your blog is hosted; it […]
No not necessarily. Actually there are two sides to this issue. Using big words can both help or hurt your writing. In chapter 6 of my book Concision: A No-Grammar Guide to Good Writing, I’ve explained why you should not use big words. In chapter 7 I’ve argued why you should. Below I’m reproducing chapter […]