Principles of Great Writing That Make for a Great Life

You must have heard the expression “life is stranger than fiction”. If you’re honest about it, there’s nothing strange about either, just the narrow-mindedness and the narrative boundaries of the observer. Great fiction writing is remarkably revealing of what it takes to have a great life. It’s about ingredients mixed together in a pot more … Read morePrinciples of Great Writing That Make for a Great Life

How You Shoot Yourself in the Foot in Every Persuasion and Negotiation

To be good at sales, you have to talk a lot. If you don’t have the gift of speech, you probably won’t sell well. This much seems obvious for all sorts of practitioners – from pickup artists through startup founders to phone marketers, copywriters and novelists. If you need a good fictional example, I’d refer … Read moreHow You Shoot Yourself in the Foot in Every Persuasion and Negotiation

Writing Conventions You Should UNLEARN Immediately

Consider yourself lucky if a parent or instructor tried to teach you how to write as a kid. And twice lucky if you’ve completely forgotten most of the writing conventions they taught you. Because a lot of those conventions are terrible. Many others have been rendered obsolete by changes in telecommunications, media and people’s attention … Read moreWriting Conventions You Should UNLEARN Immediately