The Ultimate Guide to Finding Irresistible Topics to Delight Your Readers

Trying to find the perfect topic to write about is frustrating, isn't it?You want to provide value in a way that will keep readers glued to your site.So week after week, you open a draft in WordPress and gaze at the blinking cursor, hoping that it will magically give you the perfect blog post idea.And every week you find yourself in the same position—wanting to write articles tha...

10 Easy Ways To Write Headlines That Go Viral

You've written an amazing post.But everybody knows that it's not (only) about the quality of your content.It's how you sell it.How do you sell a blog post, a book, a video—any content?By writing an amazing headline that sucks the reader in immediately.Big sites like Buzzfeed, Viral Nova and Bored Panda do it.Upworthy does it. Huffington Post does it.Their articles g...

How to Write Faster with Scrivener: The Brainwave Blueprint

Just imagine being able to write faster.Wouldn't that make a huge difference?I'm not talking about becoming a writing automaton who spits out 5000 words a day.Because speed isn't everything; it has to be balanced with quality. If you write 5000 words a day but most of what you write is rubbish, then it's not worth cranking up your speed.Right? Improving your writing speed by 40% o...

5 Easy Tips to Fix a Boring Online Bio

I'd started working with two new clients in the same week.This was a few years ago, when I was a blogging and social media consultant.They both asked me smart, insightful questions on the very first day—stuff that made me feel how lucky I was to be playing in their sandbox.“I want you to help me figure out who I am,” said one, an accomplished executive coach with a highly special...

Nominate *Your* Favorite Writing Blog: Top 10 Blogs For Writers Contest 2014/2015

UPDATE: Click here to check out the winners of our 2014/2015 Contest. It's time to open up nominations for the 9th annual Top 10 Blogs for Writers Contest—the blogosphere's biggest contest for writing blogs. How to Nominate Your Favorite Writing Blog: To Nominate your favorite writing blog, you need to do 3 things in the comments section of this post:Nominate only one writing blog. I...

Have You Made This Huge Mistake Online (Like Pulitzer Winner Donna Tartt)?

It happened to a gifted writer.In fact, Donna Tartt is so talented, she got the Pulitzer Prize for her latest novel.And yet she made a huge mistake online.I'm writing this to make sure you don't make the same mistake.Here's what happened...Just before getting on a plane from Bangkok to Auckland, I hurriedly downloaded a handful of suspense novels at random onto my Kindle.D...

How to Write a Book or Blog (The 6 Danger Stages You Need To Overcome)

You've probably had the experience of starting a novel or blog with great intentions... ...only to find that, a few months later, you've barely made any progress.Maybe you started strong but lost momentum.Maybe you jumped ahead when you should've paused. Or maybe you got discouraged and gave up.And you wonder: how to write a book (or blog).I've coached many writers in workshop gr...

How Long Should It Take To Write An Epic Post?

Do you spend enough time writing?I'm not talking about tapping away on the keyboard. I'm talking about the number of hours you spend on any given post.Here's the problem: too many writers still believe they can whip out a post in an hour or two.And you can do that, sure. But if you want to write really great posts that make other writers sigh with envy… you'll want to read on.Yo...

What Are YOU Writing?

What are you working on right now?A novel? Your best article ever? A poem? A film script?Maybe you've just finished something you're really proud of? Or you just can't tell whether it should get a Pulitzer or be thrown into the trash?Here's your chance to share and discuss with each other what you are writing about.Whet our appetite with the opening paragraph of your future bestsel...

The Secret of Crafting Engaging Messages: Words of Influence

Want to capture an audience's attention?It's more a matter of what you don't do than you think.As children, when we learn to speak our language, we're also learning to argue. Nearly everything our parents say to us is a correction, an explanation, or an argument for why we shouldn't put that in our mouths, or why we should go to bed now and not in half an hour.It's no surprise that we ...