Category : Pro tips

Marrying the written and the visual
September 14, 2020 | Brand Identity, Pro tips

Marrying the written and the visual

Have you ever looked at an event flyer and thought, “Cool artwork, but can you just tell me the date and time of the party, please?” Then you scour the graphic for a few extra seconds to find the information you need. That moment of frustration

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George Orwell and how to write like a human being
August 3, 2020 | Pro tips, Writing police

George Orwell and how to write like a human being

The essayist George Packer recently outlined what he believes is one of the most pernicious “enemies of writing” today:  “My students have come of age during a decade when public discourse means taking a position and sticking with it.

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How to build a character-driven narrative
June 24, 2020 | Pro tips

How to build a character-driven narrative

First of all, allow me to say that I am not qualified to be giving my opinion on writing. I am not a “writer” by trade; but I am someone who often finds himself writing scripts because it’s a requirement of the job. This disclaimer isn’t a f

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What many writers already know
April 30, 2020 | Pro tips

What many writers already know

Catastrophes have a way of fast-forwarding history. After millions of women joined the labor force during World War II to help the United States reach staggering levels of industrial production, attitudes about women and work would never be the same

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Whose role is it anyway?
February 10, 2020 | Pro tips

Whose role is it anyway?

What’s the difference between a content marketer and content creator? Or a content strategist and a digital strategist? And where exactly does a copywriter fit in? With marketing jobs expected to increase by 8% in 2028, according to the Bureau of

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Patreon for writers
October 8, 2019 | Pro tips

Patreon for writers

Little to somewhat known in the literary corner (though that fact is rapidly changing) is the crowdfunding platform, Patreon. Just as Shakespeare had Queen Elizabeth and Michelangelo had Medici, you too can have your own patrons who willingly s

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How to be part of the global conversation
July 11, 2019 | Pro tips

How to be part of the global conversation

There has never been a greater need for civil discourse to transcend borders and reach the largest number of people possible. Consider all the global problems we face: from climate change to cybercrime. Now consider all the unprecedented opportuniti

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