How to Write More in 2019

  There's nothing that has had changed my life more than writing 1000 words a day. Writing for an hour a day can improve the quality of your life, make you a happier person and enable you to accomplish things you once thought were impossible. Source: How to Write More in 2019

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To what extent is inspiration entangled with intoxication? When it comes to writing and alcohol, it’s comforting to think it’s always better to be sober. But is it?

  Judging a Book by Its Recovery Leslie Jamison’s memoiristic study of alcoholic writers Clancy Martin The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath by Leslie Jamison Little, Brown and Company $30.00 List Price When I was in a suicidal phase in my life and hiding my alcoholism from my partner, I was also working on a … Continue reading To what extent is inspiration entangled with intoxication? When it comes to writing and alcohol, it’s comforting to think it’s always better to be sober. But is it?

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The Hidden Dangers of Confusing Attention with Accomplishment

​ The first time I interviewed Bob Goff, we talked about living a noteworthy life. If your life is noteworthy, you should take some notes on it. You should write about it. Writing every day changed my life and the lives of many of my friends, like Sarah Peck and Amber Rae. Source: The Hidden … Continue reading The Hidden Dangers of Confusing Attention with Accomplishment

Tight copywriting: What is it and how can you get it?

If you want your copywriting to be just like you bought it from the shop, it needs to be tight. But what does ‘tight copywriting’ really mean? Source: Tight copywriting: What is it and how can you get it?

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8 blog posts – Copywriting creativity in the fast lane

Copy is the written word.  In websites, copy plays an important part because upon it shoulders, often slender so far as space is concerned, falls the responsibility of turning the curiosity or interest aroused by the picture and "layout" into conviction. 

Punching Up Web Typography with Capital Letters

When it comes to text messages and emails, we usually interpret all capital letters, known as all caps , as YELLING. But setting your headlines, leads, and short pull quotes in all caps can punch up your layouts, and get a hold of your readers. Source: Punching Up Web Typography with Capital Letters

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Gebr. Müller Luckenwalde letterhead, 1930

Contributed by Florian Hardwig License: All Rights Reserved . The subject of this episode of the Weekly Invoice series is technically not a proper invoice, but an order confirmation. It was sent in 1930 (although the form was apparently printed already in the 1920s) by Gebr. Source: Gebr. Müller Luckenwalde letterhead, 1930

Inside the Designer's Mind: Hand Drawn Insights from a Graphic Artist — Meet the Maker

Getting a peek into the creative surroundings of one of your favorite artists is a special treat. Here, we were lucky enough to get a glimpse into the world of Renee Griffith of the naturally thoughtful paper goods brand Heartswell. Source: Inside the Designer's Mind: Hand Drawn Insights from a Graphic Artist — Meet the … Continue reading Inside the Designer's Mind: Hand Drawn Insights from a Graphic Artist — Meet the Maker

The Elements of Style

ATTENTION ALL ENGLISH speakers, you may be misusing the English language without even knowing it.  When you use the word "however" do you mean "nevertheless"? This common mistake and many others are pointed out in this little e-book that I purchased off iTunes for $0.99. Little did I know that Stephen King and EB White … Continue reading The Elements of Style