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    Not good at writing!

    Does anyone has the same problem with me?
    I have a hard time coming up with titles for me jewelry/products and
    nice/creative descriptions.

    Is there any book out there that you would recommend to help
    me with this?

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    I do not know about a book, but I would look at descriptions of similar items and see how they are described.

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    do you have a friend that is great at describing things? maybe you could trade her a piece of jewelry to write some titles and decriptions for you, that you could change around a little and use over and over.

    or try writing a bunch of titles and descriptions, and ask a friend to critique them or pick the ones he/she likes best?

    **i checked out your website, and i think your descriptions are fine. your photos are good, and that is more important than the descriptions. i did notice a few typos and grammar mistakes, but nothing too distracting.

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    Strunk & White's Elements of Style is a classic and a staple at every library. Eats, Shoots, and Leaves is more entertaining but not nearly as helpful.

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    Would that be more like "technical writing?" Maybe you could pick up a book on that at the library. I know friends who have taken courses in it and they did things like learn how to write descriptions and instructions.

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    i would first write it out as if you were desciribng it to a friend. mention the details, include what the inspiration was behind the piece - look at the colors, the theme.

    you can totally do it yourself, just relax and have fun with it!!

    that's my advice :-)

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    You could also try making a list of adjectives and phrases to describe the item first, and then, using that list, compose complete sentences.


 

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