20 ways to unleash creative writing energy

PR Daily

How do you find the muse when your creative energy is zapped, sapped or tapped out? Try these 20 tips to escape the doldrums and start writing again: 1. A bit of brisk exercise can snap you out of a sluggish funk—and provide a jolt of creative writing energy. If you’re stalled on a piece of writing or feeling uninspired, try reading a well-written article from a publication that inspires you. Writing & Editing creativity

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10 tips to improve your writing and ignite creativity

PR Daily

Instead of waiting for the creative fog to lift, here are 10 ways to get the words flowing: 1. Cover your screen while you write. If you find yourself doing more editing than writing, try covering up (or, on a laptop, angling down) your screen while you type. However, this technique can help you write faster and express your thoughts more freely. Set a daily writing goal, and track your progress. Use a writing prompt. Not sure what to write about?

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The Biggest Barrier Between PR and Creativity Is …

Ishmael's Corner

If you asked 1,000 people which profession is more creative, advertising or PR, I suspect 997 would say advertising (figuring the outlier dynamic at.003 percent). The post The Biggest Barrier Between PR and Creativity Is … appeared first on Ishmael's Corner ~ Storytelling Techniques For Business Communications. The Art Of Storytelling In Business Communications And Public Relations. Techniques For Effective Business Communications.

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Get creative: 5 ways to revive your writing

PR Daily

Is your love of writing on the ropes? Relentless deadlines, approvals and rinse-and-repeat assignments can strip the joy from writing. FREE DOWNLOAD: Timeless secrets for rocket-powered writing ]. Here’s how to tap into the power of creative writing before you tackle that next pitch, post or press release. Get out of your head—free write. That’s why we self-edit when we write.”. Use those 15 minutes as a creative pick-me-up, not an assignment.

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5 ways to foster creativity in your PR and marketing team

PR Daily

If you look at the majority of job specs for roles in PR and marketing, you’ll see creativity listed as one of the desired character traits. Curiosity breeds creativity. Work with creative suppliers. The ability to find unique solutions isn’t an innate trait.

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Writing for a weary, worn-down workforce

PR Daily

Here’s how to maximize your output and creative energy during this anxious, stressful time of life. Write for yourself, too. It’s good to stretch those writing muscles in new and different ways. Do these writing prompts spark any creative ideas for a new series or campaign?

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The Craft of Creative Writing

Barokas

The Craft of Creative Writing. For 2017, my super awesome Secret Santa, Michelle, gave me a book by Dani Shapiro, titled, “Still Writing – The Perils and Pleasures of a Creative Life.” In her book, Dani compares the beginning of the writing process to a jigsaw puzzle. If I’m writing a press release, I like to start with the headline, subhead and first sentence of the intro paragraph. The key is to find an outside reader that you trust with your writing.

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How to write without fear

PR Daily

Drew Magary, formerly of Deadspin , wrote an essay recently on “ How to write 10,000 words a week.” In the piece he offers pointers on how to stop fearing the blank page, and how to win the ongoing battle with productivity and creativity that we scribblers know all too well. As Magary puts it, “Too many writers have been taught to be afraid of writing and have had their voices suppressed as a result.” FREE DOWNLOAD: Timeless secrets for rocket-powered writing ].

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7 Ways To Spark Creative PR Ideas

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

As with any creative process, brilliant ideas don’t come out of nowhere; in fact, they are usually hard earned. More often than not there’s a process that came before the inspiration, and PR teams can use these steps to trigger those great, creative ideas. Then, take some time to undertake creative thinking exercises without pressuring yourself or your group too much at the outset. Crenshaw Communications PR Fish Bowl creative ideas public relations

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3 ways to beat the writing blahs

PR Daily

That’s especially understandable for communicators who write about the same topics every day—and in the same setting. How can you expect to come up with new, creative ideas if you do the same thing every single day?” Mary Olivieri , executive creative director at Colman, Brohan and Davis, says a simple walk can extricate you from your mental rut and stimulate your creativity. “We If you need to write about a groundbreaking ceremony—go to the ceremony.

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6 steps to streamline your writing process

PR Daily

There’s no secret formula for great writing. FREE DOWNLOAD: Timeless secrets for rocket-powered writing ]. Once you’ve selected a topic and defined your specific objective, start jotting down headline ideas and writing quick bullet points of key ideas you want to cover. Once you’ve got a rough structure in place, it’s time to start writing. Step 3: Write your bad first draft. Don’t expect to write a perfect article from the get-go.

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William Faulkner on writing from the heart

Doctor Spin

This is what the genius novel writer William Faulkner said in his 1950 acceptance speech for Nobel Prize in Literature: “ […] the young man or woman writing today has forgotten the problems of the human heart in conflict with itself which alone can make good writing because only that is worth writing about, worth the agony and the sweat. He writes not of the heart but of the glands. How do you make people care about what you have to say?

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7 ways to revive your creativity and improve your writing

PR Daily

When you write for a living, it can be easy to forget that you enjoy doing it for fun. You compose so many press releases, executive speeches and blog posts that writing becomes monotonous and uninspiring. Though writing is your job, that doesn't mean it has to be boring—it shouldn't be anywhere close. You can't do that, however, if you're in a creative rut. November is National Novel Writing Month— NaNoWriMo for short. Don't be afraid to "write ugly.".

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4 ways to start a writing habit

PR Daily

Here are some ways to develop a writing routine and avoid writers’ block. Forget about inspiration and get into the habit of writing every day. Yet, you can motivate yourself by creating writing habits. Whether you want to write every day, write to a word count or finish that screenplay, here are a few ways to get yourself in the habit of writing. Do you have a friend or colleague who can’t find time to write, either?

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5 Tips to spark creativity and improve writing

Media Bullseye

Writing can be a therapeutic, relaxing way to share ideas and express yourself. Writer’s block is frustrating, especially when you’re unable to even think of an interesting topic about which to write. Churning out content on a regular basis may result in periods of uninspired writing, but there are tricks to keep in mind next time you feel yourself floundering for new ideas. Try some writing exercises. Communications Public Relations Writing Feature

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4 Creative PR Ideas for Crisis Communications

Sword and the Script

Constraint breeds creativity. Writing on the Ignite Social Media blog, Bruna Camargo gave the vehicle manufacturer good grades for its response, “Instead of issuing some lame press release about how they’re sorry their guy couldn’t be more eloquent, they embraced it, rolled with it, and are now about to bank on it. Some of these included a) contact the writer b) contact the editor c) write a letter to the editor in response. 6 Creative PR Ideas for Blended Media.

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The New Modus Operandi for Public Relations Professionals: Creativity as the Differentiator

Doctor Spin

Never did i think that I would write this post, but here we are. Data-driven marketing approaches, algorithmic placements, and understanding human behaviour are far more important for advertising success than being able to dazzle audience with creative uniqueness. PR professionals must master the art of high-level creative output and professional-level media production. The digital transformation has changed marketing forever and the field of public relations is no exception.

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4 offbeat ways to refresh your writing

PR Daily

We all hit a creative wall sometimes. Try something unexpected to refresh your creative zest. If you’re stressed, overwhelmed or just eager to revive your creative spark, take a hike (or a bike), pal. Devour delicious micro-bites of writing. If footie’s not your thing, find other ways to consume small bites of delectable writing—feeding, you might say, on creativity tapas. Make “consumption of tasty writing” part of your workweek diet.

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How dictation software can accelerate your writing

PR Daily

That’s one reason more writers are dictating their books and other writings. FREE GUIDE: 10 ways to improve your writing today ]. Try these tips for writing with speech recognition: Dictate in complete phrases or sentences. Still, mistakes inspire creativity, because they beg you to fix them. Dictation software works better for some writers than others and for some types of writing than others. A version of this post first appeared on Daily Writing Tips.

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5 tips to ignite creativity

PR Daily

If writing is part of your job, you know the nonstop struggle to produce inspired ideas. Fortunately, there are loads of ways to spark creativity and generate fresh, compelling article ideas. All writers struggle to consistently generate creativity, inspiration and fresh content ideas. Instead of waiting until your muse arrives, kick-start the creative process by taking advantage of the story components around you.

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20 writing tactics to rev up your productivity

PR Daily

This array of tips will unclog your creative axons and dendrites and get those words and ideas flowing again. You want your latest writing project to move faster. Write multiple drafts instead of obsessively editing the same one. Write daily, not someday. will be your regular time for writing, and that’s it. Though it’s definitely easier to write when you don’t constantly switch tasks, you can’t wait for large blocks of time to appear in your schedule.

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Quiz: Does your writing embrace the 4 C’s?

PR Daily

Glamorous Instagram shots and funny YouTube videos are certainly effective ways to grab attention, but many communicators forget the power that great writing still wields. The experts at The 2019 Writing and Editing Skills Virtual Summit believe writing should always be: Clear. Creative. Discover how to ensure that your writing checks these boxes during this can’t-miss virtual summit on April 5. Start driving business results with your writing—register today.

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A Break for a Breakthrough: Why Incubation Is Key to the Creative Process

PRSay

Novelist Agatha Christie believed that the best time to write was while washing the dishes. Author Harper Lee did much of her creative thinking while golfing. Welcome to the process of incubation — the part of the creative formula where you take your eye off the ball, step away from the keyboard and let the back of your mind work on your project for awhile. It’s all part of the magical and mysterious juju of the creative process.

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Creative PR: 4 Idea Generation Techniques

Shift Communications

In 1926, psychologist Graham Wallas outlined the basic creative process, which has been the overall framework for understanding and fostering creativity for almost a century. The Wallas process has four general stages: Preparation : loading up your mind to be creative. One of the ways we train people to think about how to use social media and write effective headlines is to move laterally one step away from the core idea. What do they write about?

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3 Creative Ways Public Relations can Partner with Human Resources and Recruiting to Attract Talent

Sword and the Script

At the time of this writing, the rate is currently 3.8%. To that end, here are a few creative PR ideas to help the recruiting shop out. 2) Think creatively: guerilla recruiting tactics. One of the more creative ideas I’ve seen could have been a page from the guerilla marketing book. Thinking Creatively about Recruiting Events. PR corporate communications creative ideas creative PR employee communications talent

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The New Modus Operandi for Public Relations Professionals: Creativity as the Differentiator

Doctor Spin

Never did i think that I would write this post, but here we are. Data-driven marketing approaches, algorithmic placements, and understanding human behaviour are far more important for advertising success than being able to dazzle audience with creative uniqueness. PR professionals must master the art of high-level creative output and professional-level media production. The digital transformation has changed marketing forever and the field of public relations is no exception.

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Separating Creativity from Technology in Thinking about Marketing Innovation [UML]

Sword and the Script

However, when I really consider the word innovation in marketing, I tend to think of creativity. While technology can certainly change how we do marketing, it’s still reliant on creative inputs. Writing for Marketing Land , reporter Jennifer Cannon noted: “Marketing technology now accounts for almost a third of marketing’s budget, while in-house labor investment loses shares;” and. Looking for an agency partner that can both bring big creative.

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In your writing, focus on the ‘you,’ not the ‘I’

PR Daily

Why angle your writing? First-person-singular framing is usually superfluous for a business blog or other professional writing; it can also seem self-serving. In 1970, The Beatles were on the verge of breaking up, and egos were superseding—and undermining—the extraordinary collaboration that had skyrocketed them to fame, fortune and dizzying creative heights. The post In your writing, focus on the ‘you,’ not the ‘I’ appeared first on PR Daily. Writing & Editing

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How to write blogs humans want to read

PR Daily

Just start writing (or recording). The first thing you want to do is sit down and write. If you have a topic in mind, just write (or record, depending on your format). It can be overwhelming to think about everything that comes after the writing part. Write in active voice. We all tend to write in passive voice. It’s because we write like we speak. If you need help with active versus passive, the Purdue Online Writing Lab can help.

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10 offbeat ideas to spark creativity and promote collaboration

PR Daily

I crave creative collaboration. Creative collaboration is my No. Aside from making work more fun, creative collaboration is a tremendous way to unlock new ideas, solve problems, engage employees and fire up productivity. Here are 10 fun challenges to spark your crowd’s creativity—whether you’re a team of two, 12, 20 or 200: 1. Write a collection of creative (possibly hilarious) out-of-office messages for the various things that keep your team from answering emails.

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The New Modus Operandi for Public Relations Professionals: Creativity as the Differentiator

Doctor Spin

Never did i think that I would write this post, but here we are. Data-driven marketing approaches, algorithmic placements, and understanding human behaviour are far more important for advertising success than being able to dazzle audience with creative uniqueness. PR professionals must master the art of high-level creative output and professional-level media production. The digital transformation has changed marketing forever and the field of public relations is no exception.

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13 steps to stop overworking and start writing

PR Daily

The mental drain of too many tasks will disrupt your creative flow. You may have this feeling about writing itself. Perhaps your day job is squeezing you so hard that you don’t have time to fit in any writing around the edges. To write productively, we need to feel relaxed and refreshed. If overwork is taking over your life and hurting your ability to write, here are 13 tactics to try: 1. For example, it’s now 10:05, and I’m writing this column.

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Improve your writing—and creativity—with some story prompts

PR Daily

Played any writing games lately? The person with the most creative story wins. Playing these types of games helps me think creatively and stretches my storytelling skills. RELATED: Learn how to infuse storytelling and great writing into all your communications at the Business Writing Summit. ]. Read more of her posts on writing, editing and corporate life at. One of my favorites is Storymatic, a game that uses a series of cards to generate story ideas.

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10 exercises to shake off the writing doldrums

PR Daily

Here are some ways to unblock your creative flow. Consider trying out a new writing exercise: constrained writing. It’s just what is sounds like—imposing conditions on your writing, such as disallowing certain types of words or writing to a specific pattern. Imagine writing a short story without using the letter “e” or the word “is.” Here are ten descriptions and examples of the most common types constrained writing: 1.

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Creative Storytelling as the Soul of B2B Marketing [UML]

Sword and the Script

Yet that’s the central responsibility of the creative marketer – to convert the uninteresting into something interesting. She writes: “Want to know the real reason brands publish content with no value? 3) Creativity is the Soul of CMO. So wrote Richard Steele of SY Partners in an opinion piece called The CMO Agenda For 2017: Make Marketing Creative Again for MediaPost. Is your PR agency bring creative ideas to the table?

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Writing Hacks to 10X Your PR Success

Social PR Chat

Imagine how much more productive and rewarding your writing time could be if, when you made time to write and sat down and opened that laptop, you could get right to it? In a recent Office Hours Live Chat, I got to pick the brain of a business writer and writing coach Miranda Miller. She’s been writing for brands and other organizations for over 15 years and now teaches other writers tricks and tips to dramatically improve the quality and value of their writing.

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Creativity in PR: Too Focused on the Big Idea?

The Hoffman Agency

I’ve been mulling the idea of creativity in public relations lately. It was prompted by a decision not to enter an award scheme specifically focused on creativity, not because I don’t think we do creative work — far from it — but because the awards sponsor stated that they aimed to reward “those who create the ‘big idea’ and make it happen.”. I’ve nothing against the big idea, and the creative thinking that goes into it. Tips for structuring a creative PR programme.

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Creative Headlines Will Drive PR SEO & Success in 2017

Cision

Insights provided by the agency practitioner client-side include the importance of mobile, from both a creative and business standpoint. As Harvard Business Review notes, the ability of the agency to critically and creatively coach the client is vital in order to engage specific solution. The desire for news opens an intensified need to generate compelling content, driven by creativity, headlines and related visuals.

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7 ways to make the most of your writing time

PR Daily

Many people believe they don’t have enough time to write. Almost always they’re wrong, and if you dislike writing, you won’t be particularly motivated to make more time for it. . FREE GUIDE: 10 ways to improve your writing today ]. Here are seven ways you can portion off time to write, no matter how busy you might be, and make the best use of your allotment: 1. If writing is important to you, then make the time for it. Writing & Editing

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Will robots automate writing?

PR Daily

This week, the army of robot writers gets a little closer, writing is like a fantasy game and Stephen King thinks you should write more. Researchers at Georgia Tech have developed a program called Scheherazade that reads, then writes choose-your-own-adventure fiction. If you're following the trend, you know that artificial intelligence has been used to write basic news briefs for a couple of years now. Does prolific writing equal bad writing?

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