Why your first sentence should be the best and how to craft a killer opening line

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Everyone knows the best way to start a novel or a story is with a killer opening line. You need something that hooks the reader and immediately sets whatever mood you’re trying to set. It should be your best sentence. In fact, what follows doesn’t really matter that much because you’ve done such a good … Continue reading Why your first sentence should be the best and how to craft a killer opening line

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How to Write a Blog Post that Will Generate Millions of Pageviews and Thousands of Shares

Every blogger dreams of creating that one piece of content that goes viral. And almost every blogger has been so confident in a piece they’ve written that they were ready to celebrate their success before they even published it. But almost all of those bloggers came back the next day to find their post had … Continue reading How to Write a Blog Post that Will Generate Millions of Pageviews and Thousands of Shares

8 Guaranteed Ways to Become a Best-Selling Author

I’ve never penned a bestseller but dammit, I’ve read a handful of them, so I know exactly what it takes to write one. Given the time and resources, I’d probably pump out dozens of them. I’d have myself a mansion with an enormous library, a leather chair, and one of those big ass ladders so … Continue reading 8 Guaranteed Ways to Become a Best-Selling Author

12 Signs You Aren’t Really a Writer

Like every other writer in the world except maybe Stephen King, J.K. Rowling, and that woman who wrote those rapey bondage books, I occasionally question whether or not I’m a real writer. So I devised this little test. Here are 12 signs you aren’t really a writer. If 4 or more of these apply to … Continue reading 12 Signs You Aren’t Really a Writer