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Archive for October, 2014

Facts of Fiction: Why Every Story Is An Escape Story

“Every story is an escape story.” I hold this bold idea in mind as I write a story. I’ve printed it up and taped it to the wall beside my computer. It serves as a story overview that acknowledges a fact of our human condition: We are all escaping something.   This radical notion hijacked […]

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How to Write For Money AND Love

Do you struggle between writing for passion or profit? At some point, every writer realizes that it’s not enough just to write for money, or simply to write for love. To sustain a fruitful long-term relationship with writing, you need to dance between the two, which can be sometimes difficult, often exhausting. We become writers because we […]

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Free Webinar: How to Start (or Reboot) Your Blog Right: 8 success factors that determine your blog’s future

This coming Tuesday/Wednesday (depending where you live) I’m running a free webinar with Chris Garrett. The time of the webinar is: Los Angeles: 5pm Tuesday 28thNew York: 8pm Tuesday 28thLondon: 12am Wednesday 29th (sorry my UK friends!)Singapore and Perth: 8am Wednesday 29thCape Town: 2am Wednesday 29thMelbourne and Sydney: 11am Wednesday 29th Note: we will record […]

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3 Ways to Define What Your Blog Is About

What is your blog about? It’s a question all bloggers get asked from time to time. How do you answer it? It’s also a question I know many ProBlogger readers wrestle with – particularly when starting out. What is my niche? Do I even need a niche? How do I define my niche? Every time […]

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A Social Media Etiquette Guide You Might Find Useful

This is a guest contribution from Jennifer Landry. What do you think of when you hear the word etiquette? For most people, the term conjures up images of a relative telling them to chew with their mouth closed, or to take their elbows off the table. So what does it mean when it’s applied to […]

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How You Can Make Your Writing Twice as Fast by Making It 3x More Time-Consuming; Wait, What?!

This is a guest contribution from Karol K. You can read the first post in this series “The Power of TK in Content Writing and How it Can Help You” here. Imagine yourself in the following scenario… It’s a normal Tuesday and you decide to write a blog post. You start confidently with a blank […]

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How To Supercharge Your Writing – Use This Cinematic Technique

Would you like to know how to supercharge your writing? Today, novelists are using cinematic technique to create visually dynamic scenes. Readers, used to watching movies and TV, have come to expect a more “cinematic” experience when they read. They want to watch the story unfold before their eyes rather than be told what is […]

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Stat-Driven Tips on How to Pitch to Big-Name Publishers in Your Niche

This is a guest contribution from Wil of Startup Bros. What’s the best way to pitch a content idea to the big players in your niche? What do today’s top publishers look for in a contribution? Many of today’s biggest influencers get hundreds of pitches every week. How do you stand out from the crowd? […]

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The Language of Selling – Are You Using It?

  This is a guest contribution from Richard Akhmerov. Benefits, benefits, benefits. We’ve all heard that benefits sell, not features. Create needs, not wants. But this is all rehashed information. And no amount of reading will make you better at the following if you don’t practice it by trying. But there is one thing missing […]

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Be a Better Blogger by Doing as Little as Possible

When you make the decision to grow your blog and hopefully create an income from it, it can be so easy to fall into the trap of doing everything all at once in the name of getting as much exposure as you can. You’re blogging every day, you’re promoting those posts to your Facebook, Twitter, […]

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