ISSUE #1 • JULY 28, 2022 • ALICANTE, SPAIN
Welcome to a fresh new edition of the Best Writing Newsletter.
Featuring great reads, cool tools, jobs, tips, and friendly encouragement to do your best writing.
“Those who write are writers. Those who wait are waiters.” – A. Lee Martinez
👋 Hi! I’m Tom, co-founder of Best Writing.
I’ll be the one writing and sending you these newsletters every Thursday.
A month ago, I started training padel, a mix between tennis and squash, and usually played in doubles. 🎾
It’s an exciting sport but also more difficult than it looks.
It sucks to start anything. It’s easy to justify yourself and quit. But I’m repeating timeless Goethe’s words to myself, “everything is hard before it is easy,” and keep going.
I used to write and send a weekly personal newsletter, but then I started working on Best Writing, life happened, and I didn’t have much time to do it anymore.
It’s been way too long, and I want to get back to newsletter writing.
So here I am, starting over again and trusting the process of just showing up.
It won’t be easy, but I’ll endure and keep writing.
I’ll be grateful if you can help me out by responding with your ideas, suggestions, and feedback (good and bad).
My favorite part of producing newsletters is getting responses from fellow writers and creators like you.
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Favorite stories from Writer News.
📝 The Day You Became A Better Writer. Scott Adams, author, cartoonist, and the creator of Dilbert will show you how to learn 80% of the rules of good writing.
🚨 LinkedIn News Headlines. Ryan McCready explains the brilliance of LinkedIn News headlines and provides examples of headline writing done well.
💸 Make up to $3,000.00 an Article From These 3 Magazines. Find new markets to pitch and
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🔎 How to Research Like a Pro: My Process for Writing $1,500+ Blog Posts. Elise Dopson, a freelance
B2B SaaS writer, shows you how to take your research skills to the next level.
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Interesting apps and software for curious writers.
Cross Promote. Alex of A Byte of Coding, a daily programming newsletter, reached out to share a handy
tool he built to discover newsletters (especially smaller ones) that are looking to cross promote.
Copywriting Prompts. Connor Lindsey and Corey Haines recently
launched an excellent tool to help you flex your writing muscle and practice copywriting with daily email
prompts and exercises.
Minimal Notes. Arthur Van Siclen made this beautiful meditation-inspired writing app available
for iPhone, iPad, and Mac.
Gingko Writer. Writing software to help you go from notes → outline → draft in the same simple view.
Writing Tip of the Week
People don’t buy products. They buy better versions of themselves.
When you’re trying to win customers, are you listing the attributes of the flower or describing how awesome it is to throw fireballs? ☄️
Here’s an instant classic from UserOnboard vividly illustrating the difference between features vs. benefits.
Best Writing Examples
Discover sharp copy, inspiring quotes, and powerful messaging from the best apps, websites, magazines, and books.
Excerpt from Expert Secrets by Russell Brunson, mentioning The One Sentence Persuasion Course by Blair Warren.
Observe how Steadily creates the feeling of urgency and speed with their short and sharp copy combined with a dynamic
1Password future page showcases common problems to identify with the reader quickly. We like people who understand
A clear promise “get you to rank #1 on Google” from a credible guy who’s done it before (40M pageviews, acquired
Food for Thought
“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” – Ernest Hemingway
“Normal people can become very annoying if put in annoying situations.” – Jessica Park
“Words are like people, I think. Put too many of them too close together and they cause trouble.” – Carolee Dean
“We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.” – Anais Nin
“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” – Maya Angelou
Did You Know?
Dan Brown, The Da Vinci Code novelist, hangs upside-down to
get the creative juices flowing. 🧃
Writer’s block? Try these 14 tricks to beat it.
Best Writing Jobs
Find your next writing job, freelance gig, or side hustle.
- Full-Time Marketing Content Manager at Center for the Collaborative Classroom (Remote, US)
- Full-Time Content Writer at MaintainX (Toronto, ON)
- Full-Time Content Specialist at Big Time Studios (Remote)
- Full-Time Copywriter at RebelMouse (Remote)
- Freelance Writer at Notion (Remote, US)
- Full-Time Copywriter at Tombras Group (Remote, US)
- Full-Time UX Writer at Assurance (Remote, US/Canada)
- Full-Time Technical Writer at Onfido (Remote, Europe)
- Freelance Science Writer at BioNews Services (Remote)
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Hiring writers? Use the “FIRSTJOB” code at checkout to get $100 off your first job post.
What’s New at Best Writing?
🔜 We’re working hard on migrating everything from Content Writing Jobs to Best Writing,
but things are taking longer than anticipated.
📰 We published these articles and interviews:
💁🏽♂️ Last week we published 30+ new jobs, added Tamieka Abonga and Steve English to the writer directory (here’s how to get listed if
you’re a writer), and worked on getting this newsletter out.
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Co-founder, Best Writing (formerly Content Writing Jobs)
P.S. I’d like a seizure salad. 🥗