Number 8 is the hardest.
There are too many books on storytelling. The real issue is how many offer much value compared to the hours it would take to read them. For most, not so much. Read as many as you can. Pick what’s useful and move on to the next. However… Some books are richer or more helpful than … Read more
Content marketing is a marketing strategy that focuses on two things: content and distribution. It’s all about creating content and getting it to the right people. As a beginner, it’s great to see the brands doing it right and what you can learn from them. You want to pick a thing or two from successful … Read more
I’m in awe of how older generations of storytellers told their stories, including Mary Jackson. After I read The Lottery, I was in a state of awe. This post is a short summary of the lottery by Shirley Jackson, and it includes some common things you can observe in a typical community in your area. This story … Read more
What happens when you stop being afraid? Someone who’s expecting a worst-case scenario Two things happen when you stop being afraid: You are on the verge of committing suicide or what will look like suicide (more explanation about this later). Or, you become really bold at saying anything or facing any challenges. Fear is an … Read more
“My website is not getting traffic. What can I do?” Business owners often ask me how to grow organic traffic, and it usually comes after they’ve tried and haven’t seen any results. They have worked on their website for months, but the traffic is so small compared to their effort. The first thing I do … Read more
Your life is unpredictable. You might just wing it and stop asking how to live your 20s to the fullest, but that does not help your fears and anxieties. So, it’s time to take the course of your life and build the future you’ve always wanted. You have been doing that, but this is the … Read more
This is an age of the attention game, and it’s more important now than ever to understand how to make your writing more engaging. Or, exciting. It’s all about attention. Most online businesses (social media and many apps) are monetized based on the attention they get. In other words, everything you see on the internet … Read more
One of the greatest burdens of any online business owner is getting noticed. Look at the internet. There is so much noise, so many ads. Many of the big players are taking all the attention. Yet, there is another bigger problem when you start getting noticed. How to make people buy your product, also known … Read more
Number 8 is the hardest.
You already have the resources to know what makes a good protagonist. Try to remember your favorite character from a book. Now, ask yourself what you like about them. Usually, you choose them because of how they make you feel and the thoughts you have of them when you see them. And usually, these characters … Read more
I’m sorry if this sound like bad news, but the best time to start marketing your products is some months ago. But all is not lost. Let’s see how you can market your digital products. Promoting digital products is easier these days. Look, everyone and their toddlers are online doing one thing or another. It … Read more
Flannery O’Connor is one of the literary geniuses of her time. Everything That Rises Must Converge is one of her short stories — one of many — and a masterpiece. If you are used to stories with huge or significant conflicts, like war and apocalypse, this story is not that one. It looks like a … Read more