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John Lemke

9 Ways to Promote Your Writing Without Being a Jerk | Positive Writer - 0 views

  • I found out the hard way that if you’re not going to self-promote your work, then you might as well not even write it for public consumption.
  • Did you know that Henry Ford created a full-scale motion picture department for the Ford Motor Company and that the department itself rivaled all of Hollywood’s studios at the time (1914)?

    The first movie produced by Mr. Ford’s movie department (Highland Park) was, “How Henry Ford Makes One Thousand Cars a Day.” Does that sound self-promotional to you?

John Lemke

How to Write Better: 7 Simple Ways to Declutter Your Writing - 0 views

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    I am one to write the first draft long. i feel this a good list to kill wordiness.
John Lemke

Writer Unboxed » Wanted: Grim Reaper As Writing Coach - 0 views

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    A very good perspective.
John Lemke

How Much Should You Charge for Your E-Book? Ask These X Questions - 0 views

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    Seven good question to help you decide on that ebook price.
John Lemke

Seven Ways Your Physical Environment Can Help or Hinder Your Writing | Writing Forward - 0 views

  • Are You Likely to be Interrupted?
  • What Can You Hear?
  • Are You Sitting Comfortably?
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  • How Much Clutter Can You See?
  • What’s the Mood of Your Room Like?
  • Are Your Tools Good Ones?
  • Just imagine trying to write with a dried-up pen, where you have to keep stopping to go over too-faint words.
  • If your keyboard is fiddly to type on, if the software you’re using freezes or crashes, or if you’re struggling in some way against your tools, don’t put up with this: change it.
  • Are You Allowing Distractions In?
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    A good approach to looking at how your environment impacts your productivity. 
John Lemke

7 More Writing Blogs That Want Your Guest Posts - 0 views

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    I bet you that you find a few new resources on this list.
John Lemke

5 Books Freelancers Should Read Now - 0 views

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    Five books for the freelancer. I added them to my list.
John Lemke

Kn- Words in English - 0 views

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    Some "Kn" words you know and, most likely, a few new ones for your vocabulary.
John Lemke

Avoid Loser Writing Clients With This Quickie Checklist - 0 views

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    I made it a pledge to start be serious about my freelance work in January.  This list could have saved me a few courses at the school of hard knocks.
John Lemke

9 Things I Did To Become A Full-Time Writer - 0 views

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    A great list!  9 great tips for any aspiring author.
John Lemke

17 Reasons to Write Something NOW - 0 views

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    A good list to remove lame excuses for not writing.
John Lemke

Writer Unboxed » Writers: What Are You Afraid Of? - 0 views

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    A good list of common fears writers share. There is comfort in crowds.
John Lemke

How to Become a Writer - 0 views

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    A nice collection of pictures and sayings to keep you motivated as a writer.
John Lemke

The Scientific Guide to Creating Sticky Headlines - 0 views

  • According to Social Triggers and Wired Magazine, George Lowenstien, a professor at Carnegie Mellon University developed a theory called “the information gap theory of curiosity.”

    Lowenstein says “curiosity is rather simple: It comes when we feel a gap ‘between what we know and what we want to know.’” (source)

    He goes on to say “This gap has emotional consequences: it feels like a mental itch, a mosquito bite on the brain. We seek out new knowledge because we that’s how we scratch the itch.”

    That’s why these headline formulas increase traffic.

  • Imagine again that you’re a blogger looking to leverage Facebook.  You begin to click on multiple posts titled “How to get more traffic using Facebook” and bunch of other variations.

    What happens?  All of the posts begin to run together becoming indecipherable to your brain.  Psychologists call this cognitive overload and you passively read post after post after post.  You never truly connect with the blogger or the message.

  • By adding a quantifiable benefit, you’re accomplishing two things.  First you’re laser targeting the type of reader you want to see the post.  And second, you’re giving them a realistic goal to strive for.
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  • When a person can see the finish line, they’re far more likely to start.
  • Take a look at what happens when you google “From 2,500 to 1 million fans in 2 years”.
  • Ask yourself if you can add either a quantifiable benefit or a specific time frame to your post.  Can you tell the story about how you got more readers to your blog in 30 days?  Or can you tell the story about how you helped a friend drop 15 pounds without starving herself?
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    This is a good list and also explains the "whys" of it.
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