Robert Braun

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How to overcome your most stubborn writing challenges

An empty page can feel particularly menacing when you’re a PR pro or corporate communicator.<p>Day after day, you’re expected to produce creative and …

Public Relations

June Festivals & Events in Italy

Summer is festival season in Italy, so if you visit the country between June and September, chances are you'll run across a festival or two. Look for …

Festivals

Stuff We Love: The Nightmare Before Christmas shows the spookier side of Disney soundtracks

<i>Boys and girls of every age<br>Would you like to see something strange<br>Come with us and you will see<br>This our town of Halloween</i><p>In 1993, these were …

Walt Disney Company

12 Exceptional Newsletters That Will Change Your Approach to Email Forever - Email Marketing Tips

The best email newsletters provide value and captivate subscribers week after week. That’s how smart email marketers get their audience to open, …

Marketing

Earn More Email Subscribers and Customers with Powerful Lead Magnets

Find out what makes a lead magnet worth clicking on and learn how to create marketing content that attracts the consumers you want.<p>5 min read<p><i>The following excerpt is from</i> <i>Susan Gunelius</i><i>’ book</i> Ultimate Guide to Email Marketing for Business. <i>Buy it now from</i> Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes | …

Marketing

The Long and Short of It: What You Really Need to Know About Content Length

Marketing has developed a massive amount in just the past ten years.<p>We’ve gone from intuiting audience intentions to pursuing data-driven decision …

Marketing

5 Steps to Building a Strong Brand Identity

No, your brand needs to have an identity, a face and a tone of voice people will resonate with, accept into their lives, and welcome into their …

Marketing

How to Research Keywords for Social Media Marketing

Creating an effective social media strategy is much more than scheduling social media updates and monitoring your engagement. You also need to meet …

Public Relations

Ask an Equipment Expert: Are 'Tour' golf balls worth the extra money for average golfers?

<i>Each month, we tap experts from the equipment industry to answer your most commonly asked questions. In this installment, Dean Snell, President of</i> …

Golf

21 Writing Prompts To Help You Finish An Entire Novel This Summer

Summer is officially here, and it's the perfect time to start writing a novel. There's no school and plenty of sunshine — which means it's the …

Creative Writing

Want to Instantly Become a Better Writer? Stop Using These 7 Words in Emails

Where good writing is concerned, the words you don't use often matter more.<p>If you think you're not a good writer, you've probably gotten hung up on the "craft" of writing. Worry too much about <i>how</i> you write and it's hard to write well.<p>But that's okay: Style doesn't matter (unless you're Nicholas …

Hung Up

Make your car's satellite radio sound better

You aren't mistaken, that sound you hear is your ears frying.<p>"Pure digital quality" is one of the great sales jobs in tech history. Whether it applies to cell phones, MP3s or satellite radio, it's code for the provider cramming more signals into the same bandwidth or space and sacrificing audio …

Audiophile

Subwoofer 101: How To Place and Set Up Your Subwoofer

On the A/V awesomeness scale, few components compete with the subwoofer. There’s just something primal about a box made for the sole purpose of …

Audiophile

How to Install, Update, and Use Kodi

Kodi is a powerful, open-source media-streaming application, but it can be difficult to set up and maintain. Read our guide to get started.<p>PCMag …

Raspberry Pi

7 Super Simple Editing Tips to Power Surge Your Articles

As I continue to sharpen my skills as a writer, I find more and more that REAL writing starts <i>after</i> finishing that first draft.<p>Some time ago I wrote …

Writing

This Is How I Moved out of Writer's Block

This Is How I Moved out of Writer’s BlockI recently dealt with a bout of writer’s block.What got me out of it?Eight simple words. <i>Seriously!</i>So, what …

Creativity

What We Call Writer’s Block Might Just Be Insecurity

How It’s Worry That Halts Our Writing, Not Our IdeasMy writing slowed down this past week. And it also seemed my ideas were hiding from me. Part of …

Self-help

Finding a theme in your writing can help your creativity.

Tips for new writers.Finding or even creating a theme for yourself can help guide your work flow.There’s that thing in writing isn’t there? Finding …

Writing

Inciting Incident In The Context Of The Story Arc

You’ve written a first draft. And with that major milestone completed, I’ll guess you want others to read your story and love it.<p>That means you need …

Creative Writing

A Guide To Writing Fight Scenes

There seems to be a few general rules of thumb for writing fight scenes:<p>Blow by blow is boring;<br>• Clarity is king;<br>• Show v tell.<p>Let’s look at each in …

Creative Writing

Everything Stephen King Thinks You Need To Know About Writing

Stephen King is one of the most prolific writers of our generation. His books have sold more than 350 million copies and if nobody has told you yet, …

Creative Writing

Lonely Planet Editors Agree: These Are the 5 Best Places to Visit in Europe

Summer is fast approaching and if you've been thinking about going on vacation in Europe, Lonely Planet has done the hard work for you. The travel …

European Travel

Creamiest Chocolate Mousse Pie

Rich, creamy chocolate mousse pie is a perfect treat for everyone who likes mousse and chocolate. Deep, decadent mousse is nestled in a chocolate …

Dessert

5 ways to slash bounce rates and drive conversions | Articles | Marketing

When it comes to content marketing, you generally aim for high numbers.<p>You want higher conversion rates, more readers, more shares, more backlinks, …

Marketing

How to Fix 5 Conversion-Killing Copywriting Mistakes - Copyblogger

A sales page lies at the end of the conversion path.<p>When a prospect arrives on that page, it’s the result of a lot of planning and hard work.<p>So the …

Content Marketing

5 Steps to a Perfectly Packed Suitcase

The first time Simona MacAngus traveled to Europe, more than 30 years ago, she took three large suitcases so that she’d have enough for her …

Backpacking

Infographic: 20 places to get winning content ideas

Where do you get ideas for new content?In today’s fast-paced media cycle, you have to churn out so much new content that you might have exhausted …

Marketing

Emerson Combatives: 10 Must Know Attributes To Win A Fight

As this is a Brotherhood of Warriors, it is fitting to establish a base line set of fighting skills that all brothers should know and become …

Self Defense

How Do We Prevent Typos and Other Errors From Appearing in Our Stories?

At the beginning of the year, we asked ProPublica Illinois readers what they wanted to know about the way we work. Thoughtful, challenging questions …

Writing

New! The Book Blueprint: Expert Advice for Creating Industry-Standard Print Books

I’m happy to announce we’ve just published The Book Blueprint, 252 pages of tips, advice, and plenty of guidance for authors who want to create print …

Writing