How to Talk with Publishers and Agents

Posted @ 6:12 PM on October 26, 2019 by

Many writers feel self-conscious when sitting down with a publisher or literary agent. In any social situation, the key to reducing butterflies is to take the focus off yourself. Don’t worry about what they think of your ideas, whether or not they like you, just focus on the other person. The easiest way to do this is to ask people about themselves, about their writing, about how their day is going.  If you are genuinely interested in them, you will become interesting to them.Tags: Writing AmWriting
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No Blog Traffic? Here’s a Simple Strategy to Seduce Readers and Win Clients

Posted @ 3:09 AM on October 26, 2019 by

Is your blog still not converting readers into buyers? Henneke outlines a new strategy that helps you create an intimate relationship with your audience.Tags: Writing AmWriting copywriting
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9 Ways to Get Out of Your Rut and Create a Blast of Writing Energy

Posted @ 7:42 PM on October 24, 2019 by

Habits and routines are good. Ruts are not. A routine is all about established habits. A rut is about feeling stuck or bored. People can be creatures of habit. Routines are comforting and comfortable. I used to work with a designer who ate the same lunch every day for the 10 years I worked with him. A turkey and…Tags: Writing AmWriting selfpub epub
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3 Resources to Help You Publish the Content Your Audience Wants

Posted @ 6:32 AM on October 22, 2019 by

Are you delivering the right type of content to your audience? This week's Copyblogger Collection offers guidance for meticulous content creators.Tags: Writing AmWriting copywriting
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How to Write Blog Posts That Actually Attract New Clients

Posted @ 4:35 AM on October 21, 2019 by

First: Remember, Blogging is Another Piece of Marketing. And…Tags: Writing AmWriting copywriting
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Why Every Writer Needs a Purpose — and How to Discover Yours

Posted @ 12:54 AM on October 20, 2019 by

If sitting down to write has ever felt like you were exhausting yourself trying to unlodge an immovable object, your solution is simple. And here it is....Tags: Writing AmWriting
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When Good Clients Go Bad: Signs Your Working Relationship is No Longer Working

Posted @ 2:12 PM on October 18, 2019 by

#5: Financial Red Flags – If your always-pays-on-time client is suddenly misplacing invoices or paying late, consider this the ultimate relationship red flag. As a contractor, you are not always privy to the financial updates, but take it as a sign that the company is struggling and get out before you end up on the angry creditor list.Tags: freelance
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10 ways creative types get inspiration – a client’s view

Posted @ 6:21 PM on June 16, 2019 by

 Along the way I did get good at empathising with both sides of the client/agency void. Helping steer teams through the process and so I like to think I vaguely understand the broad term “creative” from an external point of view at least.
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Creating Fixed-Layout eBooks (ePublishing with InDesign Series) #eprdctn by Pariah Burke

Posted @ 7:13 PM on June 15, 2019 by

ePub­lish­ing with InDesign: Creating Fixed-Layout eBooks will teach you: - Understanding Fixed-Layout eBooks - Planning a Fixed-Layout eBook - Creating Fixed-Layout in InDesign - Adapting the HTML - Editing the CSS - Adding Advanced Features - Creating Read Aloud Narration - Creating Fixed-Layout for Kindle - Converting Fixed-Layout for Nook - Creating Fixed-Layout for Sony Reader - Creating Fixed-Layout for Kobo - Other Fixed-Layout Creation Tools
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10 Lessons for young designers

Posted @ 9:51 AM on June 15, 2019 by

These are some insightful and thought-provoking lessons from Wieden+Kennedy’s Executive Creative Director, John C Jay: 10 Lessons for young designers.