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How Keywords In The Title Destroyed My Blog, And How I’m Fixing It

It’s one of the oldest SEO tips in the book: Put keywords in your domain name because Google will rank you higher. Years ago this tip wasn’t even questioned. Google placed great emphasis on the words in your domain name. If you wanted to rank for “Cute cats in hats” your best domain name would Read more about How Keywords In The Title Destroyed My Blog, And How I’m Fixing It[…]

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12 New Genius Ways To Make People Click Your Headlines

Do your blog titles zing. To they pack a punch? Do people want to click on your headlines the moment they read them? Having clickable headlines is one of the most important aspects of writing, whether you’re writing for a magazine, newspaper, or blog. Online, you need your headlines yo be highly clickable so the Read more about 12 New Genius Ways To Make People Click Your Headlines[…]

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Why People Get Addicted To Reading. And How Smart Writers Take Advantage

You’ve got five minutes to spare. So you head online and take a gander at the latest articles. Then something happens. You get sucked into a vortex. One article becomes two becomes three, four… before you know it you’ve spent hours reading random online articles. That’s a nightmare for readers. But for writers it’s the Read more about Why People Get Addicted To Reading. And How Smart Writers Take Advantage[…]

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Within A Year Facebook’s Instant Articles Feature Will Cripple The Press

“So this is how liberty dies, with thunderous applause”. This is a very dangerous time for anyone working in the media. Over the past two decades we’ve witnessed seismic shifts in the media landscape. Of course it began with the internet itself. Magazines slowly died down. Social media rose up. Quality journalism was replaced with Read more about Within A Year Facebook’s Instant Articles Feature Will Cripple The Press[…]

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How to Write Good Characters in Fiction

Writing a novel requires mastery of many different aspects: dialogue, scene descriptions, plotting, narrative voice… but perhaps the single most important skill is the ability to write good characters.   The reason is simple. Of all the things people are drawn to, they are most drawn to other people. It’s the people, the characters, in the Read more about How to Write Good Characters in Fiction[…]