Last month, we talked about building a readership, and we said that “the goal isn’t to reach as many people as possible, but to get to know people and to earn their trust through honest engagement.”
But how do you do that? When it comes to Twitter, tweeting about things other than yourself is a great place to start. ...
There is a lot of writing advice in the world. Sometimes it’s difficult to figure out who to listen to and who to ignore. I can say with absolute certainty that On Writing by Stephen King is full of advice to take to heart. This book is always on my packing list. I can’t say for sure where my toothbrush is, but my copy of On Writing is on the top shelf of my bedroom bookcase, fourth book from the left.
If you haven’t read it, check out this infographic by Marko Saric. And then buy, steal, or borrow a copy because, honestly, this is a must-read for anyone who wants to write. ...
Plagiarism: the worst of the worst, the lowest of the low, the absolute worst crime a writer can commit. In the style of Dante’s Inferno, this infographic details the nine levels of plagiarism. ...Read More
Serif vs. sans-serif—the battle continues. Or does it?
Some writers prefer a comfortable, warm serif. It's what they know. It's what they love. It's nostalgic. And they like that.
Meanwhile, other writers—particularly of the younger generations—say screw that ish! San-serif is the font of Apple, Google, Reddit. Pretty much the whole damn Internet. Need we say more?
So when one of our writer pals, Rachel Marie, sent in this infographic from UbanFonts.com and told a little story to go with it, we had to share ...
I remember it well: I was sitting in a 6th-grade science class when the teacher asked me to read a selection from the book, so I began ...
All was going well until I reached a word I did not know. It sputtered from my lips with all the confidence of a terrified mouse cornered by a coiled-up cat preparing to pounce.
The classroom erupted with laughter. "Hahahahahahahaha!"
I knew I had made a mistake. "Oh... nu-mo-ne-a," I corrected myself slowly as the classroom gasped for a second breath to continue its collective gut-busting. "Hahahahahahahaha!"
We all know reading is important, right? After all, you are reading this—unless you have delegated it to an app on your phone ... ahem, you know who you are! So with the voice of an old journalism school professor skipping through my skull–"If your mama tells you she loves you, check it out."—I set out to quantify just how important reading really is.Read More