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Hi, new UK Writer

 
informer
Posts: 8
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on 10/04/2013

Hi

I've several hundred articles on other sites, but am here to try out Wizzley "for the long-term".  I started 2 months ago by publishing two articles, that were then blocked, so have now tried a third.  You can't do anything until you've got your first 1-2 on, to see how they work and to then re-visit them to improve them, as you learn how the system works, so this time I'm taking no chances and this will be the only one I write for now.... not going through all this effort each time to have them blocked forever. 

Any new site's a nightmare to get your head around, find all the features etc, but I'm hoping to make Wizzley a steady income stream in the coming months.

Tips, help, always welcome.

dustytoes
Posts: 1140
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on 10/04/2013

Hi there, welcome back.  You might want to view the FAQ's if you haven't already.

I find Wizzley very easy to write for, and the forum is friendly too - such a nice treat.  You have to write a few (5 ?) pages to be approved and get started.  They are strict here about good content, which we all appreciate.

Many writers here have also done pages about Wizzley that will help you too.


frankbeswick
Posts: 79
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on 10/04/2013

Wizzley is a friendly place for writers, and with time you will succeed.  I have been writing for years, for many outlets. What I have found is that it pays to carefully fine tune your work, going over it to refine it. You have to be sensitive to how it will feel to the reader.  To create a piece of good writing you have to think not only of the information conained therein, but the beauty of the language. The three great standards are the True, the Good and the Beautiful, and any piece of writing should aim to be all three. Good luck.


frankbeswick
informer
Posts: 8
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on 10/04/2013

3rd one got blocked.  It's offputting.... nobody wants to get it wrong, but it's painful trying to get it right.

I think maybe it needed new images.  As a reader, I hate images, too many images, big images, on writing.  I'm somewhere for information, not to be deluged with huge images cluttering up the screen.

So I'll have to find time to take another look at it - chuck some images at it ... but it's disheartening.

Luckily, this time, I expected this arbitrary striking off so hadn't made any attempt to promote it, like the previous two.  Not promoting my writing means I might end up forgetting to do so in the future.... I like to write, promote .... in one go.  Not have a trail of writing behind me, waiting to be promoted.  Especially if the item is time sensitive.

 

informer
Posts: 8
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on 10/04/2013

Re your fine tuning.  I can't, I daren't.  The other two were blocked forever after me just trying to tweak them one more time.

So there's not many chances to try to get it right.

"Beauty of the language. The three great standards are the True, the Good and the Beautiful,"

I hate flowery language. Hate it.  I never read that flowery nonsense...... write for the readers, not all readers are there for flowery content.  They don't want 100 words when 10 would have done.

 

WordChazer
Posts: 412
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on 10/04/2013

I hate images too, informer. Words are my images. But articles have to appeal to those who are dyslexic (such as my new boss) as well as those like us who prefer a good solid chunk of text.

Best places to go for images are wiki, geograph and flickr, but you HAVE to make sure the copyright says 'suitable for reuse even on commercial sites' or else you could be in hot water.

Hope you get this sorted.


Described by one of my clients as 'a literary grammarian', writing, researching and reading are requirements for sanity, at least this side of the keyboard.
dustytoes
Posts: 1140
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on 10/05/2013

Writers may love their words, but not all readers like to read a page without seeing an image or two.  Images get them interested.  Personally I love to see good and relevant pictures on a page.  Everyone is different.


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