Writing

The Forrest Gump Guide to Writing That Bites Readers in the Buttocks

BANG. One moment, you’re checking your email or surfing the web or browsing through the aisles of Barnes & Noble, minding your own business, doing nobody any harm, and that’s when it happens… You read something that jumps up and bites you in the buttocks. It’s so beautifully written, so painfully true, you can’t help …

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5 Silly Ways You’re Sabotaging Your Blog without Even Realizing It

Now, now, now. Don’t even try to pretend it isn’t true. Let me guess… You spend hours on Twitter and Facebook “working,” only to wonder later if you really accomplished anything. You comment on the blogs of bigwig bloggers, telling yourself you’re “networking,” nevermind that none of those comments actually lead to anything. You have …

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5 Strange and Wondrous Techniques for Spicing up Your Writing

Happens to the best of us, you know. We’ve all been told to let the words flow loose and easy and free, but instead, we stiffen up like a British banker before his annual rectal exam. It feels horrible too. Instead of enjoying writing like we’re supposed to, we end up gritting our teeth through …

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Why Your Blog Is Going Nowhere (and the Truth about Getting Traffic)

Note from Jon: This is a post by Johnny B. Truant. Aside from being a close friend, he’s also one hell of a writer, and I don’t say that lightly. You should listen to everything he says, both here. In fact, do yourself a favor and grab his How to Be Legendary e-book. It’s free, …

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