Posts tagged writing


How To Create Reality By Writing

“In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and has been widely regarded as a bad move.” – Douglas Adams But how was it created? (Don’t worry, I won’t go all preachy…

August 30, 2011, by

Indie Publishing

Why Writing Is Like Digging In The Dirt

Despite the romantic notions some people have about writing, it’s an occupation like any other. And it’s a rather risky job, too, at best producing rare diamonds from the depth, at worst simply blunting your mind against the granite of…

August 27, 2011, by


5 Reasons Why Books Aren’t Dying Out

Back in the days when I had to take several trains and buses just to get to my workplace, commuters leaning against subway doors with crumpled paper-back novels were a common sight. When I see people sitting in bus stations…

August 25, 2011, by


How To Write Yourself Out Of Obscurity

The Internet allows almost anyone to say almost anything. This is why it can be very hard to get heard, sometimes. There’s quite a lot of noise. For each wildly popular website there are tens of thousands that lie in obscurity….

August 21, 2011, by


3 Quick Ways To Improve Your Writing

A good friend of mine once said: “Every day I write is a good day.” And after more than ten years of writing I still agree with this statement. Writing is great. But it’s also hard work. According to Malcolm…

August 19, 2011, by

Social Media

Top 3 Business Blogging Mistakes And How To Avoid Them

According to Pingdom, there are 152 million blogs on the Internet, as counted by BlogPulse. Doesn’t sound so much, does it, compared to the whopping 600 million of Facebook “Likers”… And how many of those 152 million blogs are actually…

July 3, 2011, by

Online Business

Why Blogging Is The Best Way To Boost Your Brand Or Business

In the movie “The Social Network” young Mark Zuckerberg gets dumped by his girlfriend and goes home to publish some pretty rough stuff about her on his blog. According to the real Zuckerberg, none of this is true but the…

July 1, 2011, by


The Secret Ingredient To Creating Stunning Ebooks With Free Software

The process from the first word to the first sale can be a long and complicated one. Especially so, if it’s your first shot at the promising world of ebooks. When I started out, there were a thousand questions rolling…

June 29, 2011, by


7 Ways To Write Eye-Catching Headlines

A good headline is what makes the difference between an article being read or ignored. Even more so, if you are writing blogposts. To Click Or Not To Click The headline is the only part that most people will ever…

June 25, 2011, by


Brilliant Tools For Distraction-Free Writing

“Too much of a good thing is not a good thing.” Recent studies show that the brain can only focus on two given tasks at the same time. Also, those tasks mustn’t be too distinct. We are in fact very…

June 19, 2011, by

Learning English

LOL Essays: Topic #1, Submission #1

The first submission to topic #1 (are cell phones good for society?) and Jeremiah Bourque’s constructive criticism.

July 19, 2010, by

Learning English

How To Spectacularly Fail Your IELTS Written Test

Here are a few “words to the wise” for those who wish to take the IELTS. This advice applies specifically to the written test; less formal language is acceptable in the spoken test, but not for the written test, as…

March 23, 2010, by