I’m guilty of killing trees. Despite all the searchability and coolness of digital documents, I insist on taking notes with paper and pen. And I’m not alone. Check the Twitter conversation generated by Social Media Breakfast and you will see a few references to the dead tree notebooks. I can’t speak for them but here […]
Focus on your ideal reader (customer) when writing. Keep your connection to him or her. That connection stands a better chance of transferring around the world than if you go generic.
There’s an interesting glimpse into the mind of J.K. Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter books. Someone released an outline she made for several chapters of “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.” Each row is a chapter with columns for timeline and subplots. Rowling’s Harry Potter series is somewhat complicated. Each book […]
So I stepped into a bit of controversy when I wrote some tips meant to encourage people to write. Writing can be intimidating. Generating coherent thoughts and putting them on paper is a bit scary. For some people it’s on par with public speaking. To help take some of the intimidation out of it, I […]