‘Writing’ Videos

  • Patricia Robertson: So You Want to Start a Blog? Blogging for Beginners

    WordCamp Jackson 2019Speaker: Patricia Robertson

    December 20, 2019 — You’ve been thinking about writing a blog for some time now, but don’t know where to start. This talk is for you. A practical presentation on do’s and don’ts for starting a blog

    Talk will cover platform selection, writing tips, how to find pictures to use, how to find content, length of posts, how often you should post, best practices and SEO.

  • Allison Spooner: Flash Your Muse: How To Use Flash Fiction to Get Writing

    WordCamp Jackson 2019Speaker: Allison Spooner

    December 19, 2019 — Do you envy the business owners or writers that seem to crank out content? It’s not easy, but if a self-proclaimed procrastinator can do it, so can you. Find out how author Allison Spooner wrote multiple books using flash fiction and how you can use it to flash your muse and get writing.

  • Liz Coursen: Write Right, Right NOW! The Ultimate Writing Boot Camp for Content Writers

    WordCamp Portland ME 2018Speaker: Liz Coursen

    February 2, 2019 — Psst! Hey, buddy, do you have questions about quotation marks? Issues about italics? Concerns about commas?

    If so, join award-winning author and editor Liz Coursen for this fun, fast-paced workshop that will have you writing like an Einstein after 50 minutes! Using real-world internet content, you will learn how to recognize, identify, and avoid the most common editing mistakes made every day by web content writers.

    If you were playing hooky the day your high school English class reviewed punctuation and grammar, you will learn most of what you need to know about modern editing if—IF—you come in with one thing: the belief that you can learn the fundamental rules. Come in with an open mind and leave a better writer than 90% of the population! Come in with an open mind and leave a better, more confident writer! Come in with an open mind and leave with portable, permanent skills, actionable skills that will give you a significant edge over your competition!

  • Laura Strader: Designing a Conversation – An Intro to UX Writing and Conversational Microcopy

    WordCamp Philadelphia 2018Speaker: Laura Strader

    December 5, 2018 — We’re all humans, right? The primary way we exchange information with each other is by having a conversation and that’s what users expect from websites and apps. They want to know the how and why when they’re asked to give up valuable personal information. Everything from lead forms to loading screens are a part of the conversation and should be answering those questions. And just like a conversation, the flow of information is expected to go both ways.

    In this talk, we’ll discuss the art of designing the words people see when they interact with software and how to craft a genuine conversation with your users.

  • Dario Jazbec Hrvatin: How to Write to Achieve Your Goals – Writing Tips for Everyone

    WordCamp Europe 2017Speaker: Dario Jazbec Hrvatin

    June 21, 2017 — Dario Jazbec Hrvatin is a documentation manager and usability consultant with OnTheGoSystems, creators of WPML and Toolset plugins. With a web-developing background, he’s been a huge WordPress fan for years, using it for every single project since the very start.

    Writing is an integral part of our daily web/WordPress work, even if we don’t realize it. We write emails, messages, blog posts, product announcements, and reply support tickets. But we often forget about how good writing can make all the difference between getting a job, creating a good connection with clients, and writing about our work and products in a good, or more, better way.

    This is why I want to share 5 quick writing tips for everyone in the WordPress community. They are not pompous and overblown, but rather, usable, everyday, and simple to implement.

  • Michelle Zimmerman: No Dead Ends – Writing Will Get You Everywhere

    WordCamp Portland ME 2017Speaker: Michelle Zimmerman

    June 7, 2017 — Michelle is a writer, photographer and clinical social worker who has worked in the fields of mental health, addictions and research. She has a passion for writing and encouraging the practice with others as a means to achieving a fulfilling quality of life.

    According to her writing can be an inspiring practice that has a variety of personal and health benefits. This presentation will cover these benefits, as well as identify ways to make a regular practice of writing. Michelle will discuss ways to find inspiration, offer some writing prompts and discuss her journey with her blog clunkyshoe.

  • Shari Medini: Write Great Website Copy

    WordCamp Lancaster 2017Speaker: Shari Medini

    March 16, 2017 — Your website needs to look clean, needs to work seamlessly, but it also needs succinct & effective content. The best website copy communicates quickly & clearly with each & every visitor to the site (whether they are browsing on desktop or mobile). It can be difficult to balance the web content so that visitors receive the information that they are looking for without being frustrated with excess.
    This session will cover some ideas & examples to get you started whether you are creating a new site or revamping your current site. If anyone is brave enough, I would love to do a live critique of your website & the content that is there.

  • Nancy Kay Grace: Toes in the Water – Getting Your Feet Wet with a WordPress Blog

    WordCamp Fayetteville 2016Speaker: Nancy Kay Grace

    August 31, 2016 — In this session, the beginning blogger will learn the flexibility and benefits of using WordPress.org. Nancy Kay Grace will teach some first steps into blogging, minimizing the fear factor for tech challenged writers. Topics covered will be -how online writing is different from writing for publications -what you need to create a WordPress blog (domain name, host, theme) -simple guidelines for Search Engine Optimization (keyword stuff) -elements of composing a blog post: written content, photos, links.

    No technical background required.

    Presentation Slides »

  • Panel: Content and Writing

    WordCamp Boston 2016Speakers: Tony Guarnaccia, Maura Webster, Eileen Lonergan, Nicole Kohler

    August 14, 2016 — Panel discussion on Content and Design.

  • Alex Denning: The Art of Writing a Great WordPress Tutorial

    WordCamp London 2016Speaker: Alex Denning

    May 30, 2016 — How do you write a really good WordPress tutorial? A high-accessible breakdown of how to write about WordPress in a way that is engaging and can be understood clearly. A look through how to: successfully identify people’s problems, establish trust and create an engaging narrative, format code examples, understand how to maximise accessibility, weave in calls-to-action and share your work! The aim is to ensure everybody can come away from the talk much better understanding how to write the awesome WordPress tutorials that can spread knowledge far and wide.

    Presentation Slides »