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Digital and other non-writing skills helpful to the modern writer

Writers need more than strong stories to succeed. They also need to utilize organizational, production, and promotional tools to gain an audience.

Non-writing skills
Writers have to have digital and other non-writing skills to be successful. Photo by by 24Novembers/Shutterstock

Design & media

Posts with visuals – whether a photo, animated GIF, graphic, or infographic – generally outperform text-based social media posts. Poupore explains that more “clutter” online means more competition for eyeballs.

“You need something that stands out immediately and impactfully,” she says. “People need a reason to come to your content. It needs to look interesting to them in the moment.” 

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