Friday PR Picks: 21 Secrets of PR Writing

by coach on October 15, 2010

What are words for?

What are words for?

This week’s post is short and to the point. After all, it’s about writing more effectively. We’ve gathered 21 Friday PR Picks, terrific links to get you inspired and guide you to writing success.

So what is it that challenges us the most as PR writers?

I think our challenges fall into four key areas:

  • finding interesting topics to write about
  • writing well and writing appropriately for various mediums
  • being persuasive and effective
  • and finding inspiration.

When it comes to picking topics, look no further than Marelisa Fabrega’s 119 Journal Prompts for Your Journal Jar.

We’ve got a bushel full of tips to enhance your headline writing: headline writing secrets from the New York Times; a few measly words to improve headlines; and a list of headlines from Writer Hell.

The self-help continues with Daryl Willcox’s most overused PR words and Ragan.com’s business jargon we love to hate. Jeremy Porter also shares quick tips to improve your PR and marketing writing.

And say, “How’s your grammar?” No, not her. I mean are you focused on clear writing that uses the proper case, helps you write good and hey – “When is it okay to use the F word?

To help you find PR writing inspiration check out 100 Best First Lines from Novels and 9 Ways to Use Social Media to Inspire Your Writing.

Finally, you won’t want to miss our little bit of fun with Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo… a sentence using only the word  “buffalo” and for you word geeks Torn Limn from Limn from the Visual Thesaurus.

If you’re not suffering from writer’s cramp by now, you’ll want to run right over to the PR Library and browse through our PR other writing tips: Blog Writing, Journalism Writing & Resources, News Release Writing Tips, Newsletter Writing Tips, and  Web Writing Tips.

Let us know how you like these Friday PR Picks and what other future topics interest you in our comments below.

Friday PR Picks: PR Writing

3 Successful Headline Secrets from NY Times [Content Marketing Today]
5 Times as Many People Read Headline as Body Copy
[RepMan]
9 Ways to Use Social Media to Inspire Your Writing
[Social Media Examiner]
10 Amazing Free Online Writing Courses
[Freelance Folder]
16 Bad Words, & Phrases to Banish from PR
[The PR Coach]
100 Best First Lines from Novels [Neatorama]
119 Journal Prompts for Your Journal Jar
[Abundance Blog]
Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo… [BuzzFeed]
Copywriting First Aid: How to Revive Near-Death Content [Market Copywriter Blog]
Daryl Willcox Shines Spotlight on UK’s Overused Keywords [Reputation Online]
Headlines from Writer Hell [StoryFix]
“Hey, Think Outside Your Own Damn Box”: Business Jargon We Hate [Ragan.com]
How a Few Measly Words Can Dramatically Improve Your Article Headlines
[Psychotactics.com]
How to Write Good
[SEO Book]
Quick Tips to Improve Your PR and Marketing Writing
[Journalistics]
Radio News WritingTips
[Advancing the Story]
The Case Against Upper Case
[Sands Media]
Torn Limn from Limn
[Visual Thesaurus]
When is it Okay to Use the F Word?
[PenelopeTrunk.com]
Writing Better Web Content: Ask What? Who? Why?
[Writing on the Web]

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