On the Internet, there is no shortage of answers to the question “What is a paragraph?” From prestigious universities to forums. Unfortunately, they are all wrong.
Demian Farnworth delivers the essential writing advice you need to succeed online, in about four minutes a day, four days a week. If you're a pure writer, and you wonder how you'll be able to build your own online platform that actually gets seen, this show is your shortcut.
Here’s the thing: your sentences don’t have to say much. They just have to say the right things. Here’s how to do that.
Sentences are pretty simple little things. Noun and predicate. So why do we screw them up with lame verbs? Good question.
White space sounds like a design issue. So why should you, dear web writer, care? Because words matter.
Everything up to now — all these markers that flag a reader to come in for a landing — traded in words. But not the next element. And curiously enough, it’s probably as important and powerful as the headline.
Want to improve your chances a visitor will actually read what you wrote? Then take a look at these easy guidelines for writing meaningful, compelling links that please both people and search engines.
In this Twitter, Pinterest, Snapchat world, who needs words, right? Well, we all do. But only if they are readable. Enter bullet points.
The purpose of the subheadline is two-fold. Standing out is its first purpose. The second purpose is a little more complex.
One of the hardest things for a writer to uncover is her voice, her style, her flair. Here are four safe ways to help you find it — and one dangerous.
So far I’ve asked “Do you have the right strategy? Do you have the right technique?” Today’s question is … Do you have the right knowledge?
Wrestling with a 2,000 word essay is not unlike birthing a calf. A life is at stake here. Your job is to make sure it survives.
Have you ever asked yourself why you want to become a writer? You should. Because writing can be a thankless job. Like doing the laundry.
You don’t become an exceptional writer by galloping recklessly into the ring. There’s more to conquering obscurity and overcoming neglect. Four things, in fact.
This episode is personal. I offer you something that helped me during one of my most difficult times as an online writer …
Don’t feel guilty. It’s okay to steal ideas from other writers. In fact, it’s essential. As long as you do this one thing …
Captivate readers with these 8 examples from one of the best living writers on the planet.
Master these six principles on first sentences and you’ll not only grab people’s attention — you’ll keep it.
Quite a challenge, right? Especially given this is a podcast. Trust me on this one.
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