Avoiding Writing? Make Procrastination Work for You

Avoiding Writing? Make Procrastination Work for You Is writing a priority on your list? If you’re a serial procrastinator, you look at that list with writing at the very top and think, “What can I do instead?” Well, it’s probably not that flagrant. It’s more like the siren call of the internet subtly pulls your … More Avoiding Writing? Make Procrastination Work for You

Why Concept-Based Content Gets Better Search Results

Why Concept-Based Content Gets Better Search Results Ideas and concepts drive search results in today’s SEO environment. In this new search world it’s about discoverability, not links or keywords. Semantic search, like our own minds, looks for “key concepts” and not keywords. Think of it this way. A reader will skim your page to see … More Why Concept-Based Content Gets Better Search Results

Master the Plot Points That Matter/ Five Essential Novel Plot Points

Master the Plot Points That Matter/ Five Essential Novel Plot Points The Novel Framework You write your novel building scene by scene and organizing those scenes in sequences and chapters. You create story arcs and character arcs to build throughout the story. But, if your novel lacks even one of the five major plot points, … More Master the Plot Points That Matter/ Five Essential Novel Plot Points

Omnipotent Characters: Why Marvel Sidelined Thor, Vision, and Captain Marvel

Omnipotent Characters: Why Marvel Sidelined Thor, Vision, and Captain Marvel Warning: Spoilers for Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame ahead! Early on in Avengers: Infinity War, one of the film’s most powerful characters, Vision, gets stabbed in the stomach. The moment is shocking, yes, but it’s also important to the plot, effectively sidelining Vision for … More Omnipotent Characters: Why Marvel Sidelined Thor, Vision, and Captain Marvel

What We Can Learn About Writing from “Hamilton”

What We Can Learn About Writing from “Hamilton” Hamilton is an international sensation. Fusing hip-hop and musical theater, Lin-Manuel Miranda created an impressive telling of Alexander Hamilton’s life story. As writers, there’s a lot we can learn from the show, its creation, and its namesake. As Aaron Burr says in Aaron Burr, Sir, let me … More What We Can Learn About Writing from “Hamilton”

What Datajournalism.com Is and How to Use It

What Datajournalism.com Is and How to Use It Launched in April, Datajournalism.com is a new resource pioneered by the European Journalism Centre. In this article, we’ll cover what this new resource is and how you can use it in your writing practice. What Is Datajournalism.com? Founded by the European Journalism Centre, Datajournalism.com is a new … More What Datajournalism.com Is and How to Use It