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Everything Worth Knowing About ... Creativity

<i>(The solutions to the creativity tests from p. 51 in the print edition can be found at the bottom of this article.)</i><p>Original, useful, surprising — …

Creativity

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

What You Need to Know to Create a Best-selling Book

My book made it to No. 1 on Amazon's self-help, new releases. Here's how you can find similar success.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Five years ago, I decided that it was time to write my first book. It was the story of how a single dad of five led his kids, his …

To write better, edit out these filler phrases

The biggest improvement in my writing skills happened when I became an editor.Writers are often too familiar with their own ideas to spot mistakes …

Public Relations

How to Use Storytelling to Sell Your Brand and Vision

People remember how you make them feel, not the information you give them.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The reason why the Bible is the bestselling book every year is because it delivers its lessons as a series of stories. And if you don't want to use the Bible as an …

Business Strategy

First Draft: 10 Screenplay Structures To Flesh Out Your Formless Story

In partnership with <i>Creative Screenwriting</i> and <i>ScreenCraft</i>, “First Draft” is a series on everything to do with screenwriting.Screenplay structure has …

Screenwriting

10 Steps to Launch a Successful Social Media Marketing Campaign

It's a common mistake for brands and other businesses to think that social media marketing is going to be easy. <i>There are 14-year-olds on YouTube</i> …

Marketing

Want Your Video to go Viral? The Rules Have all Changed | Inc.com

Think about the online content you consume and share the most. Most likely, it's video. Whether it's a Facebook ad for something you're actually tempted to buy, or a YouTube clip that triggers an emotional response driving you to share it with your friends and family, video is a powerful tool for …

Marketing

Top 5 Instagram Automation Tools For Marketers

With roughly 800 million active users, Instagram is one of the main players in the social media ecosystem. Generation Z now uses the platform as one of their primary sources of interaction.<p>But, as digital marketers have come to learn, Instagram is far more valuable than an amusing consumer product. …

Marketing

Inner monologue examples: Writing characters’ secret lives

Internal or inner monologue is a useful literary device. Dialogue reveals character relationships, their converging or competing goals. Inner …

Creative Writing

Fearless Querying: Learning to Love the Query Letter

I fell in love with The Beatles when I was a boy. I loved every song on every album, except one song—<i>Paperback Writer</i>. Mind you, it was driven by a …

Writing

Data Shows the 3 Things You Need for a Successful Facebook Ad

Following these steps can help businesses get more bang for their buck.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Facebook has become an advertiser’s not-so-secret weapon. Whether you're organizing a craft beer festival for 21-to-34-year-old Deadmau5 fans in Boulder, Colo., or …

15 Ways Event Planners Can Brainstorm New Ideas

Constantly coming up with new ideas is key to being innovative and standing out in the event industry. Here are 15 ways to get the creative juices …

Brainstorming

My Top 7 Tools for Creativity

This year I’ve been thinking a lot about creativity, and I’m getting ready to publish a small book on this subject, something that has occupied me …

Creativity

Writing an action story: 8 tips for good pacing

‘Action’ and ‘pacing’ are two crucial elements in all stories, particularly in action/adventure and mystery/thriller novels. When you write an action …

Creative Writing

Life Hack: 10 professional secrets to make your home more modern

We would all like to have the best kept secrets of the interior decorators on hand, especially when we want to create a new look in our home. For …

SEO Copywriting: How To Write Content That Both Google And Your Visitors Will Love

Building an audience for your company can be achieved in a couple of different ways. In the old days, you would buy ads in your (local) newspaper; …

6 Places to Add Shelving (& Up Storage) in a Small Bathroom

(Image credit: Laurey W. Glenn/Southern Living)<p>Of all the problem spots in a small apartment, a small bathroom is one of the toughest, because there …

The Economics of Emotion in Marketing

Studies tell us that people tend to rely more on emotions and less on logic when it comes to making purchase decisions.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p><i>“Your intellect may be confused,</i> …

Every single Stephen King novella, ranked

There aren't many best-selling authors out there who still write novellas.<p>In publishing terms, the form is a tricky one: often too short to stand …

How to Make Instagram Followers Buy Your Product or Service

Last week, I was discussing Instagram strategies with a colleague. Naturally, the conversation flowed from building followers and engagement to …

Marketing

Three Different Types of Edits Writers Should Be Aware Of

Self-publishing has never been easier for a writer. Today, becoming a published writer is as easy as a simple click. Writers, however, must never …

8 Ways to Earn Full-Time Income From Your Hobby | Inc.com

A study in the <i>Annals of Behavioral Medicine</i> found that people who engaged in leisure activities were 34% less stressed and 18% less sad while enjoying their hobbies. Odds are good you don't need to be told that leisure activities are fun and make us feel good. The problem is, you may not have the …

Real Estate

13 of the best Stephen King short stories you've never read

I haven't managed to read all of Stephen King's novels yet — I'm still working on that — but I <i>have</i> read all of his short stories. All of the …

How to Create a Compelling Character Arc

The standard definition of a character arc is how your main character changes over the course of your story.<p>The most common form of character arc is …

13 Boxing-Inspired Cardio Moves to Get You in Serious Shape

In case you haven’t heard, boxing is all the rage right now. And for good reason—not only is it a great way to let out all your pent-up feels (and …

Workouts

5 Success Tips From a Multimillionaire Who Used to Work at Kmart

An immigrant who started out stocking shelves shares his best advice for creating massive success.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Take a look at entrepreneur Manny Khoshbin's 650,000-plus follower Instagram account: you'll see his drool-worthy supercars, palatial …

10 Success lessons from Will Smith – “Actor, Producer, Rapper” for entrepreneurs

Share74<p>Tweet<p>Share109<p>+117<p>Shares 200<p>Will Smith, is one of the most popular and powerful stars in Hollywood, no doubt! But beyond glitz and glamour, …

3 Psychology Hacks To Increase Brand Engagement | Inc.com

You may have a loyal fan base. People who absolutely love your brand. But most of the people who follow what you do are stragglers. People who may have bought something once or just joined your mailing list at some point. The problem is that these people just don't convert into sales.<p>But what if …

Marketing