Deanna Templeton

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How I Quit My Job And Finally Wrote That Novel

The steps and missteps one person took to achieve a dream, and how you can make it work, too.<p>It’s often been said that everyone has one novel in them–and the thing that separates novelists from everyone else is that they have multiple novels in them. That, and novelists are willing to sacrifice …

Writing

The New Way to Write Your Life Story: The 10 Themes of Legacy Writing

Writing your life story can be one of the most complex forms of storytelling. It could involve emerging themes, narrative flow, and re-creating …

Creative Writing

Stephen King’s Top 20 Rules for Writers

In one of my favorite Stephen King interviews, for <i>The Atlantic</i>, he talks at length about the vital importance of a good opening line. “There are all …

5 Things I Wish Every Author Knew

In my work with authors I see every kind of personality, and I've seen firsthand all the ways writers trip themselves up. In my book, <i>What's Your Book?,</i> I wrote about an irony I've noticed -- that the two seemingly opposing mindsets of "I am special" and "I am shit" both paralyze writers in similar …

Writing

30 High-Impact Ways to Level Up Your Writing

<i>This is a guest contribution from freelance blogger and email copywriter Hassan Ud-deen.</i><p>Ever feel like your writing could be better?<p>If you’re a …

The Content Talent Crunch: Time to Change How We Train, Hire, Nurture

<i>(Editor’s note: When we find something of such significant value to our audience from another source, we pull out our curation tools. This article</i> …

Marketing

You MUST Read These 3 Content Marketing Books In 2016

I’m scrambling to create better content this year. Are you?With organic traffic in a downward spiral, Content Shock, and an onslaught of posts, memes …

Marketing

10 Content Marketing Trends That’ll Dominate 2016

One month into 2016 and we are already flooded with content on everything under the sun. Owing to the boom in startups who bank on growth hacking …

The why, how and what of content: thinking beyond production

<b>Marketers are spending</b> <b>31%</b> <b>of their budget on content but a reported 70% lack the coherent and integrated strategy they need to capitalise on that</b> …

20 Content Marketing Blogs You Need to Bookmark

As consumer bases evolve, so must the way businesses market to them. In recent years, marketing’s greatest evolution has been the adoption of content as a fundamental part of the mix. But, this doesn’t necessarily mean that marketers have a firm grasp on the tactic.<p>In fact, 55 percent of B2B …

Marketing

Content Strategy vs. Content Marketing – Do You Need Both?

A consistent flow of quality content is critical to implementing a successful inbound marketing strategy that will support your brand and attract …

Marketing

Caltech Researchers Find Evidence of a Real Ninth Planet

News Writer: Kimm Fesenmaier This artistic rendering shows the distant view from Planet Nine back towards the sun. The planet is thought to be …

Astronomy

Storyhackers

Using LinkedIn for Masterful Content Marketing in 2016

Keeping with my recent end-of-year theme of refreshing well-received past posts, I’ve decided to provide a follow up for last year’s highly …

Marketing

The 6 Ways Your Content Marketing Might Be Broken (And How to Fix That)

I understand your frustration.I see it every day.I’m talking about marketers, or aspiring marketers, who put a lot of effort into their content …

Marketing

7 Steps to Creating Exceptional Content

<b>Is Content Marketing a Waste of Time?</b><p>Marketers are producing more content than ever before. But too often, what’s created is dull, unfocused and …

Marketing