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Conquer the Blank Screen, Blinking Cursor: How to Get Writing

“Writer’s block” is an umbrella term for a vast set of issues with varying causes that effectively “block” the writer from doing their work, and it seems that no two writers can agree on a perfect solution. But there is another situation that I think gets mislabeled as writer’s block, even though the problem can … Continue reading Conquer the Blank Screen, Blinking Cursor: How to Get Writing

How a Blog Tells a Story

What place does "storytelling" have in the world of blogging and content marketing? It's the secret to writing blogs that engage, and you don't have to be a marketing expert to do it well. Learn 5 strategies to write blogs with story inside, that will draw in your audience and leave a lasting impression.

How to Scope Out Your Competition Without Having an Aneurysm

An old standby in the arsenal of marketing research, the Competitor Analysis can be very useful or bog you down with unjustified assumptions and insignificant details that only appear larger than life. Marketing is all about creating strong emotions, so doing your own competitor analysis can lead to feelings of jealousy and inadequacy that will … Continue reading How to Scope Out Your Competition Without Having an Aneurysm

Book Review: “blud” by Rachel McKibbens

      blud Rachel McKibbens Copper Canyon Press, 2017 Amazon       I first encountered Rachel McKibbens speaking at an AWP panel on “Poetry as Invocation” with Marie-Elizabeth Mali, Airea D. Matthews, Ada Limón, and Casey Rochteau. The poets read their work and discussed “the poetic impulses of women as a magical or … Continue reading Book Review: “blud” by Rachel McKibbens

Coalescence, Or, How to Double-Dip Genres and Stay in One Piece

coalesce, n: to grow together or into one body (Dictionary.com) In my quest to make a career out of writing, I have been working very hard lately to crack my own productivity secrets: How can I make time for my creative writing in addition to the hours of work it takes to find paid writing work and complete those projects as well? … Continue reading Coalescence, Or, How to Double-Dip Genres and Stay in One Piece