Gareth Wood

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6 New Ways to Increase Your Website Traffic for Free

Looking to boost website traffic? Haven't had much luck with traditional tactics? Give these six new ways a try.<p>No matter who you are or what your business does, increasing traffic to your website is something we can never get enough of as entrepreneurs. Whether you would like to increase the …

10 complicated but useful English words you should add to your vocabulary immediately

CommentsTo post comments please <br>log in register or Login with facebookSubheadline: Enrich your vocabulary and impress your friends with these words. …

Language

The ‘perfectly optimized’ webpage

Just what is search engine optimization, anyway?<p>It’s the practice of creating a digital piece of content or web page that is Google-friendly. If a …

SEO

How to Outline a Plot for Pantsers

The terms ‘plotter’ and ‘pantser’ may ring a bell to you. These words are known to forever divide the writing world into two distinct factions that …

Writing

12 books famous scientists think you should read

You can learn a lot about what makes a brilliant mind tick by looking at the books on their bedside table. Beyond reading research in their field, …

The truth about the brutal four-hour battle between Russian mercenaries and US commandos in Syria

The artillery barrage was so intense that the US commandos dived into foxholes for protection, emerging covered in flying dirt and debris to fire …

War

15 Of The Best Dystopian Novels to Add to Your TBR Immediately

In our current political climate, is it any surprise that the hunger for good dystopian novels doesn’t show signs of waning any time soon? Here are …

Eva Chen's 5 tips for Instagram success

As director of fashion partnerships at Instagram - and with 800k plus followers of her own - Eva Chen is well placed to give advice on how to be successful on the social-media platform.<p>The former magazine editor is now just as well known for her back-seat pictures (you know the ones) as she is for …

9 Tips For Writing Irresistible Leads – And The One Thing You Must Avoid

I should be up front with you: I have a complicated relationship with leads (also known as an article’s hook or introduction). As a professional …

10 popular grammar myths debunked by a Harvard linguist

It's why many teachers ingrain in their students a combination of white lies and formal habits that are meant to keep their writing focused but aren't actually based on rules of the English language.<p>As the students grow into adults, these habits result in plenty of incorrectly worded but …

4 Surefire Ways to Bore Your Readers to Death

by Guest BloggerThis guest post is by Melissa Chu. Melissa helps people get productive and develop good work habits. You can download the free guide …

10 Success Books That People In Their Thirties Should Read

Your twenties are behind you. You have a job and responsibilities, but you know there’s more to life.<p>You’re looking for inspiration for that next …

A guide to Vietnamese coffee

Strong and flavourful Vietnamese coffee makes converts as quickly as it raises pulses. French colonists might have introduced coffee to Vietnam, but the morning cup of <i>ca phe</i> soon became a local habit. With variations that make use of yoghurt, eggs and even fruit, Vietnamese coffee has developed a …

6 Small Shifts to the Way You Talk That Will Make You (and Everyone Else) Happier at Work

Ask us how we're doing at the end of a long, stressful workday, and chances are you’ll hear, “I’ve been better” or some equally snippy response. …

Happiness

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10 Best WordPress Membership Plugins

So you want to start a membership site, huh? It’s a daunting task, but one that pays off if you choose the right niche and execute the plan properly. …

Beyond the Cronut: 15 Frankenpastries to Make at Home

Cupcakes are old news. The newest sugary sensation to sweep our fair city is the Cronut -- the croissant-doughnut hybrid created by Dominque Ansel at his SoHo bakery last month. With production of the pastry limited to 300 a day, Cronut mania has created long lines and even given rise to a seedy …

Creating a Strong Mentor Character

The Mentor can even be mentoring against the protagonist's best interests, as the Emperor tries to turn Anakin to the Dark Side of the Force in the …

Mentoring

Do You Have Too Much Dialogue?

<b>By Janice Hardy, @Janice_Hardy</b><p>I received a lot of fantastic questions on Friday, so I have plenty of topics to keep me busy this month, and possibly …

Creative Writing

How J.K. Rowling Plotted Harry Potter with a Hand-Drawn Spreadsheet

At the height of the Harry Potter novels' popularity, I asked a number of people why those books in particular enjoyed such a devoted readership. …

6 Ways To Create Satisfying Scene Endings

A great song plays on the radio. As soon as the last chorus fades, we wish we could hear it again. A plane touches down on the runway and we’re …

4 Approaches for the First Chapter of Your Novel

How, strategically speaking, should you begin your novel? When a reader reads your first chapter, what should she find?<p>There are four primary …

How 5 Great Writers Got Started on Their First Books

While working on my book <i>Process: The Writing Lives of Great Authors</i>, I found that even for the best writers in the world, getting started can be the …

Writing

The Value of Remembering Ordinary Moments

Though writing down daily events may seem mundane, participants in a recent study were happy to have records of them in the future.<p>At Christmastime, my brother, my father, and our chocolate Labrador pile into the car to drive across the state of Washington to see my grandparents. We’ve been doing …

13 Tips for Writing a Novel

Writing is one of the greatest forms of communication. It brings people of different eras, countries, and languages together. It reveals the bonds that unite humanity and expresses the universal plights and pleasures of the human condition.<p>For me, completing a final chapter heralds the last few …

Torture your Character - The Three Most Effective Types of Inner Conflict

At Writers Write, we spend time trying to get writers to create a living, breathing antagonist. We also show writers that the protagonist should not …

Posture perfect: How to text and work at a desk without destroying your body

Electronics are slowly turning humanity into a humpback species. Poor posture is a major contributor to back pain and can even negatively affect our emotions. Fortunately, there’s a an easy way to remedy the situation. At VentureBeat’s Healthbeat conference this week, Crossfit San Francisco Founder …

6 Big Reasons to Use LinkedIn More Like Twitter

Why you should seriously bulk up your number of connections on Linkedin.<p>At a glance, LinkedIn and Twitter are about as different as two social networks can be. Twitter is microblogging, LinkedIn has serious publishing power for longer form content. Twitter can be laid back and more conversational, …

10 Inspiring Quotes That Reduce Stress

These words of wisdom from the past can reduce the stress of today's workplace.<p>Few emotional states are more dangerous--both to yourself and to your team--than stress. If you're stressed, you make poor decisions, you get sick more easily, and you spread your stress to those around you.<p>Fortunately, …

6 Productivity Tools Every Entrepreneur Should Use

Using tools to help you accomplish various tasks is one of the most efficient and effective ways to increase your productivity. These are five outstanding tools that every entrepreneur should have in their arsenal.<p>Every entrepreneur needs a solid set of tools to conduct their business with. …