Jason Levine

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The 28 Best Books on Writing

An Editor's Advice to Writers<p>Betsy Lerner<p>For both established and prospective authors alike, the publishing house can seem like a jungle. Luckily, Betsy Lerner is here to lead a safari, citing her vast collection of experiences as an editor as her field guide. <i>The Forest for the Trees</i> motivates …

Write, Then Write Some More: Writing Tips From 29 Authors

If you’ve ever wanted to sit down with your favorite author, grab him or her by the shoulders, and ask <i>How?</i>, you’re not alone.<p>Plenty of people want to know exactly how authors do it — grind through the doubt, become inspired, write, get published, and start all over again. In fact, so many people …

Interaction Design & UI/UX: Kickstagram, an Instagram Marketing Tool

Let's take a look at this interaction design & UI/UX project from the folks over Bachoo Design Studio. Their project is called: Kickstagram, an …

10 Hilarious Tinder Convos From Fun Online Flirters

Don't take Tinder too seriously, people. Just have some fun.1. I'm sure Makena doesn't see too many name puns.The_Renegadem2. This is one of those …

Best Practices in Applying Analytics to Digital Marketing Campaigns for Retail - True Interactive

The retail industry depends heavily on digital marketing, and consequently, that makes online advertising very competitive. The online marketplace …

Marketing

5 Steps Required to Building a Best Practice Digital Analytics Function | Convince and Convert: Social Media Consulting and Content Marketing Consulting

Image via BigStockPhoto.com<p>The communications landscape has forever changed with the explosion of social and digital media. That explosion has meant …

Marketing

Best practices for digital marketing in 2017: How to take advantage of the latest trends

<b>A successful digital marketing strategy needs to keep up with the latest marketing trends.</b> The evolution of technology is changing the way we form a …

Marketing

Can Embedded Analytics Change the Game for Early-Stage Software Startups?

Tech startups face a real conundrum when it comes to giving processing and presenting data.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In the world of tech startups, the ability to be ready for rapid growth is the name of the game. This is critical to both customer experience, and …

Big Data

How Virtual Tags have transformed SCADA data analysis

(This article was first published on <b>The Devil is in the Data</b>, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)<p>This article describes how to use Virtual tags to …

Marketing and Publishing Checklists for Writers

Photo credit: Matthew Crisp via VisualHunt.com / CC BYI’ll start with a confession: I don’t use checklists. I like them in theory, and I collect a …

Writing

How to Write Thought-Provoking and Attention-Grabbing Email Copy

Writing email copy is not an easy process but it is something you can learn. Make the tone of your correspondence warm and friendly, as if you are writing to one person. In this article, you are going to learn about the different types of email and some creative writing techniques that should help …

25 Reasons Why I Stopped Reading Your Book

I don’t read novels like I used to.I want to, but can’t. That’s for a lot of reasons — for one, it’s time. I write a lot. I have a five-year-old. …

Writing

Stephen King Used These 8 Writing Strategies to Sell 350 Million Books

The best-selling novelist shares his secrets to selling so many books.<p>Stephen King is one of the most prolific and commercially successful authors of the past half century, with more than 70 books of horror, science fiction, and fantasy to his name. Estimates put the total sales of his books at …

Hilary Mantel's rules for writers

Hilary Mantel rounded off an astounding year by winning the Costa prize last night for her novel Bring Up the Bodies. To celebrate, here are the golden rules for writing that she first shared with us in 2010<p><b>1.</b> Are you serious about this? Then get an accountant.<p><b>2.</b> Read Becoming a Writer, by Dorothea …

Editing and the Writing Craft. Tips from an Editor.

Shares 2K<p>OLD POST ALERT! This is an older post and although you might find some useful tips, any technical or publishing information is likely to be …

This Bestselling Author of 17 Books Just Gave Some Brilliant Writing Advice. Here It Is in 1 Sentence

Everyone has a story to tell.<p>Anne Lamott is a novelist and non-fiction author with 17 books and numerous essays to her credit. She writes about deeply personal topics, like her struggle with alcoholism three decades ago, single motherhood, and depression. She also writes frequently about her …

Need Launch Money? Here's How to Seed Your Disruptive Idea

Everything you need to know about getting seed money and what qualifies your startup.<p>Money might not actually make the world go 'round, but it certainly does help startups looking to break into their market with support from investors. Last year we didn't even talk much about seed money, but this …

Instagram

It’s hard to face that blank page, that blank blog post page that you <i>should</i> be writing today. Yet it’s just one of the million things on your To Do …

When Inspiration Leaves you, Use These Secrets to Get Back in the Flow

If your inspiration is blocked, use these ideas to get back in the flow.<p>What's the single biggest impediment to creating great business content? Most people will say "writer's block." But they're wrong. Forget the image of the tortured artist throwing pages of wadded up type in the trash. …

Creative Writing

Email a Friend

How Snapchat gamed Google and Amazon against one another

Imagine Snapchat were a new restaurant that just opened. Limited by funds and time, they decided to rent refrigerator space from the liquor store …

Amazon Web Services

6 Easy Ways to Improve Your Writing Skills

It’s relatively simple to brush up on skills like skiing and public speaking: just practice more. But improving your writing ability is a little …

Creative Writing

Whiteboard Session: The Ingredients of Great Leadership

MIT’s new AI understands the hardest part of human language

Voice-based artificial intelligence assistants can understand human speech better than ever. But while AI can decipher our words and context to …

9 Tools That Will Help You Become a Better Writer

If one of your goals for 2017 is to become a better or more frequent writer, there are plenty of tools you can use to help you along the way. We …

How do we know if our writing is any good?

How do you know if your writing is any good?<p>My grandmother came to the US from Italy and I grew up eating her cooking almost every night. I don’t …

Creative Writing

8 Basic Skills Writers Should Obtain - Jennifer Olson

“You may not write well every day, but you can always edit a bad page. You can’t edit a blank page.”<br>– Jodi Picoult<p>Good writers are those that …

Creative Writing

8 Steps to Finding a Voice That Resonates With Your Content’s Readers

<i>This is a guest post from Terra Dawn, my amazing and dorktastic mastermind partner! Check the bottom of the post for her bio!</i>First off, I am SOOOO …

Writing

How to make a good story excellent: 9 steps

Learning how to make a good story great requires mastering the essentials of writing craft: Plot (cause and effect), characterization, narration, …

Creative Writing