Goins, Writer

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Seth Godin, Author, We Are All Weird

How to Wow Your Audience with the Right Image

Create Wow with the Right Image

There was something about this picture that grabbed me. Was it the black and white starkness? Shadow’s hinting of something unknown? Male or female? Poor or rich? Going unnoticed in a crowd to a home of loneliness?

Something grabbed me and wouldn’t let go. Images can have a spellbinding effect and shape our thinking. They can trigger off memories of past events and places. Images speak the words we never thought we could say.

028: Family First: Managing the Tension Between Work and Family [Podcast]

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Balancing the demands of work and family isn’t easy. If we’re not careful, things quickly become unbalanced and the scale tips too far. Work can consume or time and attention. Boundaries and communication are vital when it comes to making family your priority.

How to Overcome Writer’s Block: 14 Tricks That Work

Writer's Block

It happens to every writer. It’s inevitable. Eventually, you come to the end of yourself when your prose has turned to mush and you feel like throwing in the towel.

Writer’s block. Every writer ultimately struggles with it. How do you overcome it?

027: There is No Easy Button: Johnny B. Truant & Sean Platt on Self-Publishing [Podcast]

027: There is No Easy Button: An Interview with Johnny Truant and Sean Platt [Podcast]

Write what you love and money will follow. As writers, we can be tempted to believe that myth. It simply isn’t true. Along with writing what we love comes a lot of hard work.

3 Reasons Why You Read Those Ridiculous Lists on the Internet

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“13 Ways to Look Sexier.” “47 Celebrities Who Have Killed People.” “8 Secrets to a Happier Marriage.” If you’ve ever scanned a celebrity website, read a marketing blog, or browsed your local grocery store magazine rack, you’ve noticed that media outlets love numbered lists.

But why?