Author Archives: Karen O'Connor


Put Dialogue to Work

Make it obvious who said what without a bunch of he saids and she saids.


Hook Your Reader from the First Line

I only have so much time for reading, and I want to spend it on something terrific.


Add a Touch of Poetry to Your Articles

Precise word choice helps me soar and enrich my reader.


Six Ways to Keep Writing (When You Feel Like Quitting)

Don’t neglect the most important piece—your health.


Infuse Your Writing with People

Sprinkle your articles with stories about real people.


Enhance Your Writing with Quotes

Great quotes from real people will help sell your articles.

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Writing Strong Endings

Use these three techniques to create endings that move readers to action.

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You Can Organize Your Time and Space

Last week, Spring cleaning tips. This week, Guild mentor Karen O’Connor shares five tips on organizing your life.


Tell (and Sell) Your Story in 500 Words or Fewer

Make income by writing fillers.


Become a Temporary Expert

In five steps, you can become a temporary expert on any topic so you can better meet the needs of readers and gain sales.