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How to Write a Winning Graduate School Resumé

When you want to take your studies to the next level, there’s no better place to head to than grad school. The best and brightest from around the world will be put through their paces and come out with a qualification that sets them up for a great career. So, how do you join them? As well as knowing your subject, you need a great resumé. It’s the foot in the door that every bright student needs. Take a look at the following hints and tips on how to write a graduate school resume. See how you can...
Tags: How To, Resume, Writing

Snub Your Next Deadline and Read This Instead

“Creative people are flaky.” That statement gets my blood boiling a bit, but I do understand where the sentiment comes... Continue Reading The post Snub Your Next Deadline and Read This Instead appeared first on Copyblogger.
Tags: Content Marketing, Creativity, Featured, Productivity, Writing

Hey, look!

The entirety of my Full Conceal M3D review is up at RECOILweb. . [Author: Tam]
Tags: Guns, Writing, Tam, Boomsticks, Teh Intarw3bz

How we work: our writing manifesto

‘If we don’t find something pleasant, at least we’ll find something new.’ – Voltaire [Author: [email protected] (Simon Collins)]
Tags: Writing, Marketing, Voltaire, Simon Collins, How we work, How to write

A madlibs science fiction plot generator

Grether Labs's Science Fiction Plot Generator can sure pick 'em: "You are friends with a talking fireplace, and you are working to solve this ancient puzzle before the creatures consume you"; "You are a cyan-eyed cartographer who is finding the awful truth beneath this false utopia, and who is struggling with the terribly thick underbrush and terrible isolation"; "You are friends with a penniless government agent, and you are working to gather the spice before the computer system becomes self-a...
Tags: Post, Happy Mutants, Science Fiction, News, Writing, Language, Writing Prompts, Madlibs

Hey, look!

"Other than the mildewed-sweat-socks-soaked-in-ammonia aroma given off by the Russkie powder and primers, the test continued exactly as before. The Smith & Wesson Model 5906 didn’t seem to care about the ammunition change and kept chugging away."The 5906 writeup! Go check it out! . [Author: Tam]
Tags: Guns, Writing, Smith Wesson, Tam, Smith and Wesson, Boomsticks, 2k Wrapup

New writing for Medium and the Visual Thesaurus

Looking for naming advice? Read my latest post on Medium, “How journalism can help you create a name.” (Free, but clicking on the clapping-hands icon may someday result in my earning a few pennies.) Curious about the origins of the “__ Nation” formula—Live Nation, Pantsuit Nation, Side Hustle Nation? I dig deep (and explore the side routes of national and nationalism) in my latest column for the Visual Thesaurus, “A Nation of ‘Nations‘.” Full access is restricted to subscribers; here’s an exc...
Tags: Writing, Journalism, Linguistics, Words, Arctic Circle, Naming, Nancy Friedman, Visual Thesaurus, Shameless Self-Promotion, Fraser 's Magazine for Town

People Want Your Brand to Participate in Their Transformation [Building A Storybrand Book Club: Chapter 11]

[This post is part of a Book Club book series where we take a deep dive into Building A StoryBrand by Donald Miller. To check out all of the posts, view the table of contents here] Can I have a moment of utter honesty here? Like, I’m going to step on people’s toes? I feel like the Church as a whole is being hurt by church marketing. It feels like a rat race to the top. I see so many blog titles to include “How To Get Your Church More Influence” or “Top 4 Ways To Get Your Social Media Posts Seen”...
Tags: Writing, Church, Marketing, Seo, Communication, Donald, Eric, Donald Miller, Church Tech

On Writing, Art, and Carving Your Own Bear

The other night, I stayed up way too late reading Jonathan Franzen’s The Discomfort Zone, a book I devoured and savored at once. Devoured: I wanted to stuff myself silly. Savored: I wanted to nibble each nuance and make it last because I loved each small flavor and the way they ingeniously worked together to create something much, much more filling. When I finally closed the book, it was after 2 AM. And I spent the rest of the mostly sleepless night mired in something close to despair. Much as ...
Tags: Travel, Art, Books, Writing, Boston, Competition, Jonathan Franzen, On The Road, Road Trip, Richard Price, Speaking, Jim, James Wood, Franzen, Harvard s Museum of Comparative Zoology, Personal History

How Writers Write About Heartbreaking Things and Care for Themselves in the Process

For more than 20 years, Mary Cregan wanted to write her recently published memoir The Scar: A Personal History of Depression and Recovery, but she felt that she couldn’t. It’s primarily because she wasn’t ready to face the exposure required to be so honest about such a devastating, difficult part of her life. Because that’s the thing about writing: We let readers into our innermost thoughts and feelings, into our souls, and that can be scary. We tackle topics we’d never bring up with a ...
Tags: Psychology, Books, General, Writing, Habits, Disorders, Vulnerability, Creativity, Stigma, Hemingway, Mental Health And Wellness, Inspiration & Hope, Sweeney, Goldberg, Heartbreak, Blum

‘Learning to Speak God from Scratch’ by Jonathan Merritt [Saturday Morning Review]

Learning to Speak God from Scratch: Why Sacred Words Are Vanishing-and How We Can Revive Them by Jonathan Merritt had me at hello. I love words; reading them, writing them, or learning about them and his book is all about them. Sacred Words Are Vanishing Jonathan writes on “religious” and “spiritual” words. And, as I listened to him read it aloud (he reads the audiobook himself and that’s the only way to ‘read’ this book in my opinion), I couldn’t stop saying one word, “Yes”. I said it over...
Tags: Writing, Creative, Seo, Jonathan, Jonathan Merritt

Shorter Projects Are Often Better for Freelancers Than Longer Ones

Freelance writers: would you rather write three 500-word pieces for $150 each or one 1,500-word piece for $900?Read more...
Tags: Freelancing, Money, Writing, Lifehacks, Side Hustle

When you're in the business of complexification

Some businesses thrive on complexity and would have you believe there's no simple approach apart from purchasing their software. There's no better example of this than TurboTax and the IRS.
Tags: Writing, Seo, Turbotax

Blurring Lines Between Fiction and Reality: “The Chef” by James Patterson On Facebook Messenger and Instagram

James Patterson, one of the most successful authors ever, has always been clever with the way he markets his works. And that makes sense because early in his career he worked in advertising. For his new thriller The Chef Patterson cast actor Cory Tucker in the lead role of Detective Caleb Rooney for a social media reality experience available on Facebook Messenger and Instagram, blurring the lines between fiction and reality.
Tags: Books, Writing, Marketing, Social Media, Facebook Messenger, James Patterson, Patterson, Case studies, Viral Marketing, Cory Tucker, Caleb Rooney

Why I decided not to become a grasshopper expert, or, Not deciding your focus based on where readers are clicking

Although site analytics can be insightful in identifying popular topics, sometimes your most visited content isn't your most beloved content. It doesn't mean you have to switch your interests to align with your visitors' interests over your own.
Tags: Writing, Seo, Academics-and-practitioners


I have kept a journal on an irregular basis since I was about 10 years old.  I don’t claim any sort of amazing foresight or discipline in doing this.  I’d attribute it mainly to the fact that I talk a lot but can also (sometimes) recognize when I’ve finally worn my listeners out.  I probably turned at age 10 to writing in a journal to spill out the REST of my thoughts.  Whether that lessened my verbal output is doubtful, but on and off I’ve kept it up over the years and that has provided a lot o...
Tags: Facebook, General, Writing, Marketing, Mindfulness, Journals, Oscar Wilde, Journalling, Facebook Journaling

A hypothesis on how to exert more influence and visibility inside the corporation

Can the same principles for visibility and influence online lead to visibility and influence inside corporate walls?
Tags: Writing, Seo

This Morning's Work...

View this post on Instagram Range day today with the #zevoz9 for #shootingillustrated #pewprofessional #9mm #phlster #atlantaconservationclub A post shared by Tamara Keel (@tamarakeel) on Apr 4, 2019 at 11:05am PDT Just shootin' stuff... Langdon Tactical 92 Elite LTT [Author: Tam]
Tags: Guns, Writing, Tam, Boomsticks, Range Notes, Tamara Keel @tamarakeel

Serious Writing Advice for a Foolish Week

I may be the last person who really enjoys April Fools’ Day … maybe because I was already a fan... Continue Reading The post Serious Writing Advice for a Foolish Week appeared first on Copyblogger.
Tags: Featured, Writing, Content Marketing, Blogging, Copywriting, Copyblogger Weekly

How to Use the ‘Rule of Three’ to Create Engaging Content

What’s so magical about the number three? It’s no accident that the number three is pervasive throughout some of our... Continue Reading The post How to Use the ‘Rule of Three’ to Create Engaging Content appeared first on Copyblogger.
Tags: Featured, Writing, Content Marketing, Blogging, Creativity, Copywriting, Popular

Thank you, Harshit

I started a new project yesterday. Each day, I plan to write a post acknowledging people that have helped me become who I am. This idea has been inspired by Shatrujeet's series, a100peopletothank. This is post 2 in the series. My series has the tag #sg100peopleToThank. Thank you, Harshit.  I first met Harshit (Instagram) some 3-4 years ago (I don't recall how we connected but I do remember it was about a startup he was planning) at Starbucks, Powai (where else?). When we met, I am not sure if...
Tags: Travel, Writing, Mumbai, Crossfit, Ambition, Gratitude, Hustle, Lucknow, Krishna, SRK, Shahrukh Khan, SOG, Shoulders of Giants, Thankyou, Shatrujeet, Sg100peopletothank


The bird feeder in the back yard has squirrels scavenging under it for dropped seeds nearly constantly now.In other news, while I thought I'd gotten all snug in my Full-Frame snobbery, the old crop sensor EOS 7D body has kinda grown on me, partially for the focal length bump it gives the 24-105mm f/4L IS lens.I've been madly catching up on deadlines. I'll probably wind up submitting over 6,000 words this week, which is a lot for me. I'm used to knocking off a few paragraphs at a time. . [Author...
Tags: Guns, Writing, Tam, Whining, Pickcher Takin

I'm Author Austin Kleon, and This Is How I Parent 

Austin Kleon doesn’t glamorize creative work. It’s hard. (Hence, the “work.”) But the bestselling author has found ways to stay the course in the face of burnout, self-doubt, and yes, even raising children. He shares his wisdom in his new book Keep Going, which comes out tomorrow. Today, he talks to us about how he…Read more...
Tags: Kids, Parenting, Writing, Creativity, Lifehacks, Austin Kleon

"What does it mean to know that there is a group of people out there having the somewhat morbid concern that you might not finish your book before you die?"

"It’s hard to avoid that. Every time someone does an article on me it’s there," said Robert A. Caro, answering the NYT interviewer David Marchese.Not to be morbid myself, but how does it hamper the work you have left to do when so many of the sources you’ve relied on are no longer alive? I was just saying to Ina that there used to be a group of people I could go back to with questions and now I can’t. Soon I’m going down to Austin on my book tour, and it’s poignant, because I used to know everyb...
Tags: Books, Texas, Writing, Law, White House, Austin, Bob, Johnson, Caro, Lyndon Johnson, LBJ, George Christian, INA, Ann Althouse, Robert A Caro, David Marchese

Thank you, Shatrujeet!

I am starting a new project today. Each day, for the next 100 days, I will write a post acknowledging people that have helped me become who I am. I got inspired by Shatrujeet's series, a100peopletothank. So, the first one is, N Shatrujeet! Who else?I first met Shatru (I call him that) when I was at Creativeland (CLA). This is 2008 or 9. Don't remember the exact year. While I was part of the planning function, he was there to develop some original content for some division at CLA (I don't recall ...
Tags: Travel, Writing, Project, Gratitude, Don, Vikram, CLA, Thankyou, Shatru, Shatrujeet Nath, Shatrujeet, Creativeland CLA, Gravity Shatru, Gaurrav Dhar

Introducing Pooblíche: The Exquisite Exterminator for Refined Content Marketers

Sometimes in business, just like in life, you reach a turning point. You look back at your past experiences with... Continue Reading The post Introducing Pooblíche: The Exquisite Exterminator for Refined Content Marketers appeared first on Copyblogger.
Tags: Featured, Writing, Content Marketing, Blogging

Soul Jacker is out!

After a year of rewriting Soul Jacker is finally out, and on sale for just $0.99 in launch week, so pick it up now! I’m far too excited about this launch. Hard to sleep. Jittery. I should stop drinking coffee as I’m already wired enough! With 2 stellar testimonials from giants in the field, it’s drawing more attention than I’ve ever had before. $0.99 Amazon USA £0.99 Amazon UK REVIEWS “Superb – a Fantastic Voyage into the soul. Grist has produced a taut, clever cyberthriller that messes with you...
Tags: Photography, Writing, Amazon UK, Amazon USA, Soul Jacker

B2B tech content writing: Good vs evil

The first step to good B2B tech content writing is to avoid bad writing altogether. [Author: [email protected] (Claire Poskitt)]
Tags: Writing, Marketing, Inbound Marketing, Claire Poskitt

Soul Jacker review from Michael Marshall Smith!

This is immense news for my author career, as well as being an amazing personal accomplishment that I probably was distantly dreaming of 20-odd years back, when actually writing and publishing novels seemed very far away. I gulped down Michael Marshall Smith’s novels back then: Only Forward, Spares and One of Us. I loved them. Re-reading them recently, I’ve come to realize how much his work has influenced my own writing. Soul Jacker definitely owes a debt to Only Forward. There are certainly sim...
Tags: Photography, Writing, Marketing, Michael Marshall Smith, Soul Jacker

Hey, look!

Glock 43 2,000 Round Challenge . [Author: Tam]
Tags: Guns, Writing, Tam, Boomsticks, Teh Intarw3bz, G-Lock