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This Week I Improve on My Bullshit

Hey there Stoners,  So, I got glasses about a month ago.  I had my eyes checked last December and I found out that — no surprise, really — my eyes are mostly just tired. I got a pair of readers that slightly magnifies whatever is right in front of me. It helps a lot, and…

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10 Blog Post Ideas That Will Grab MAJOR Attention

Attention is everything online. With enough attention, you can focus on other essentials of your blooming online business, such as authority, consistency and creating the pillar content that will give you plenty of free search engine optimized traffic. But first, you must start with attention. And it has to be the right type of attention,…

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10 Grammar Rules You Can (and Should!) Ignore!

Some people are pedantic twits when it comes to the squishy rules of grammar. Truth is, grammar is a powerful tool that lends clear meaning to quality copy, but it’s also far more flexible than most people realize. And a lot of what people claim as hard, fast rules can be completely ignored. It is…

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10 Quick Tips for Powerful Proofreading

Few writers would ever say proof-reading is fun. Although a good edit does little to invite party hats or balloons, it is essential to effective writing. Whether you are sitting down to write the great American novel or a landing page you hope will make all your dreams come true, a writer mustn’t only write, they must also…

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What Defines You?

Readers crave meaning. And as it turns out, the most important things in stories aren’t made up at all. Fiction is truly people facing situations. Situations that, absent bells and whistles, any of us might face ourselves.

When disaster threatens, people do whatever they must to survive. There are always people who have less and wish for more … and might be willing to fight to get it.

People are people, who want the same things we want today: to be fed and sheltered, to be loved, to feel comfortable, to have security and power, and to have the freedom (and the wealth) to do as they wish. And stories let us explore every option and let us define who we truly are.

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What to Do If You Are Bad at Grammar

If you’re writing a grammar manual then feel free to move along. Everyone else, here’s what you should focus on in your writing. Hint: it’s not the rules.

SEO Optimization for Beginners

You’re probably confused about SEO. Or maybe you’re not confused, but you’re slightly uncomfortable because something inside you is whispering that you’ve been doing it all wrong. Search engine optimization is a topic that has been written about by thousands of bloggers with a massive range in their skill and experience. Many, if not the…

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The Author’s Guide to Building a Website

If you are an author, you must have a website. No exceptions. The internet is the biggest marketplace for author in the world, your website is your store. A store customers can visit 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to learn about who you are, what you do, and how that will make…

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You are dying, and your world is a lie.

This post contains a lesson about life, about your job, and about being human. Hang in there with me with through the intro, because whether or not you’re an athlete, this applies to you. — This summer, over a two-month span of time, I did an Olympic triathlon, a bike century, a half Ironman, and…

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