Author Archives: Karen O'Connor

 
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Put Dialogue to Work

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

 
 
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Hook Your Reader from the First Line

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

 
 
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Add a Touch of Poetry to Your Articles

Precise word choice helps me soar and enrich my reader.

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

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

 
 
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Infuse Your Writing with People

Sprinkle your articles with stories about real people.

 
 
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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.

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

Make income by writing fillers.

 
 
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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.