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Susan B. Bentley
Helping businesses communicate better
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In March, lots of free workshops for women in digital and creative industries in Brighton including a fun workshop with me, book now #publicspeaking #womeninbusiness #startups

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"Google+ is where people want to connect around their interests and passions,"

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I haven't blogged in ages and I'm not ashamed! 2015 will see more regular blogging and new tips and tricks to help all of us women in business (and no, that's not me in the photo!)  #womeninbusiness   #freelancing   #copywriting   #publicspeakingtips  

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And looking forward to Interstellar
What are the best sci-fi movies made since we crossed into the 21st century? Here's 10 greats: http://bit.ly/1yp24l6

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THIS!
3 Habits That Separate Good Writers From Tragic Wannabes

http://writetodone.com/3-habits-separate-good-writers-tragic-wannabes/

Here's a brand new article for popular writing blog Write to Done, where I argue that the most useful habits of good writers often have very little to do with writing.

This is because I believe there are certain qualities required for good writing that can't easily learned:

Empathy – the ability to put yourself in the mind of your reader or your characters. Empathy allows the blogger or freelance writer to connect powerfully with their chosen audience. It helps the novelist create believable characters who are nothing like their creator.
 
Imagination – the unique ideas and connections that exist below the surface of your writing. Imagination helps the fantasy writer create unfamiliar yet believable worlds. It helps a non-fiction author view an old problem from a fresh perspective. It gives the short story writer the premise for her next tale.
 
Passion – a love of language, a desire to communicate, and a delight in telling stories. Passion is the creative energy that carries you through times of uncertainty and rejection. It’s the voice that says quietly and consistently “be a writer.”

But even though these can't be easily acquired, there are some habits you can adopt to improve your chances of becoming a good, or even great, writer:

Live fully outside your writing. Life experiences are the fuel for authentic and powerful writing. Go out of your way to meet and understand different types of people – it will build your empathy muscle. Put yourself in new, even challenging, situations. Absorb everything. Life may sometimes imitate art, but more often, life inspires art.
 
Cultivate eclectic tastes. Read widely beyond the confines of your subject or genre. Watch film and television in a variety of genres – fiction and non-fiction – and listen to talks and podcasts on a wide range of topics. Unusual influences will make your writing stand out from your peers. Unexpected connections are the sparks that create new ideas and striking viewpoints.
 
Indulge your passions. True passion is a rare commodity and should be embraced wherever it arises. Don’t dismiss or downplay interests that seem unusual, uncool or irrelevant. Be bold in your enthusiasms and seek out others who share them. Learn to tolerate feeling different and precarious. Uninhibited passion tends to spills over into other areas of your life.
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NEW BLOG POST: Breaking up with Facebook Business pages isn't such a hard thing to do and I will survive: http://www.susanbbentley.com/breaking-up-with-facebook/
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We All Have The Ability...

You Just Need The WANT and NEED To Make It Happen

#lifequotes #quoteoftheday #quotesonlife #quotes  
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Wow, that's a trip down my geeky memory lane!
“Social Media is the Heart Of Internet Sites “

The term social media are used to describe internet sites in which and where people interact easily, sharing ideas, getting information and discussing about all the multiple topics in a common places and these interactions include such as Photos, Music, Videos and Multiple mix of Personal Words .

Social media appear many forms including Blogs, Forums, Game Sites, Social Networks, Social bookmarking ,Message Boards, Digital Storytelling and Scrap booking, data, content, image sharing, Video sharing, and podcast portals etc..
#Socialmedia #Socialmediamarketing #History #Internet

See here the brief infographic of social media history : 
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/53269208067306176/ 
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Social interaction with pets would be my workshop of choice, how about you?
Procrastination for Creative Writers, a 10-Week Course

Need help with any of these ;-)
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NEW BLOG POST: Social media is your loudspeaker AND your community builder so plan what networks you're going to use for your business and how you're going to use them #marketing   #socialmedia   #smallbusiness  
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