Movies can be excellent sources of wisdom if you’re paying attention. Learn from these movie quotes and evolve as a writer. If they intrigue you, you might learn even more from watching the movies.
There are two lessons in this quote from Jerry Maguire. In the movie, Jerry had focused more on his job than his wife, causing her to leave him. When he realizes, he comes to find her, launching into a big speech which starts with “hello.” This quote was her reply.
As a writer, you need to get your writing in front of readers. You need to…
How often do you say that you’d like to learn something new, like a language or computer programming? If only you had the time. With work, a social life, and various responsibilities, learning new skills can seem impossible.
But, you don’t need a lot of time. Not if you have consistency. Between someone who practiced for seventy minutes once a week and someone who practiced for ten minutes every day, who would learn more? The person who practiced daily.
If you have a smartphone and can find ten minutes every day, here are six skills you can learn.
We communicate for many different reasons. Our society and lives are built on communication. Yet, misunderstandings happen and can make people confused or upset.
There are more aspects to communication than words. Your message is also interpreted by how you say things, when you say them, what you don’t say, and how you act while you speak.
To communicate effectively is to share not only information but the emotions and intentions behind it. For many people, this doesn’t come naturally, but it’s possible to get better at it.
When people want to get healthier, the go-to advice is: Eat healthier and exercise. This is good advice, and it works. It can be a good idea to start by only building those two habits. But your goals should not end there.
Health is complex and affected by many factors. Every good or bad habit can influence your whole life. That’s why, when seeking to improve your health, you should set your goals beyond diet and exercise.
By improving these five factors, you have a greater chance of staying healthy and living a longer, happier life.
Do you ever put off writing until the last second? It’s easy to procrastinate by finding something else you need to do. Procrastination can become so ingrained as a habit that you start identifying as a procrastinator.
If you are a procrastinator, you’re probably not as productive as you could be. Think about the last writing idea you had. How long did it take you to start writing it? If you have a habit of distracting yourself with other activities, you’re missing out on a lot of writing.
Writing can be a lot like war, only less horrible. You must fight many tough battles, withstand a lot of punishment, and play it smart. Whether you conquer writing or writing conquers you depends on one thing: are you willing to do what it takes to win?
Sun Tzu’s The Art of War is famous for its many quotable lines about strategy in war. Many of these strategies apply to other areas in life, too, such as writing. …
You’ll find tons of advice on productivity if you scroll through Medium. I’ve even written some articles on it myself. It can be easy to apply a few productivity hacks and get more done.
But are you producing results that are important to your long-term goals?
For productivity to be worthwhile, you need to direct it to your needs. You could be the most productive chef in the world and make thousands of omelets in a day. But, if no one wants an omelet, why are you making them in the first place?
Have you ever asked yourself where you…
A good headline is what gets someone to read your writing instead of scroll past it. All of your research, well-made points, and fancy phrases won’t matter if no one reads them. But how can you make a headline that converts scrollers into readers?
If there’s one group of writers who know how to convert, it’s copywriters. Their whole job is writing texts that sell. Why not learn from them? With these seven lessons from copywriting, you can learn to write headlines that get people to click and read.
The first thing any copywriter needs to know is who they’re…
National Novel Writing Month. That one month of November, where a bunch of writers lock themselves in dark cellars and write. At the end of the month, a lucky few emerge victorious, exhausted, and clutching their completed novel.
Okay, maybe I’m being a little dramatic.
For those who don’t know, the challenge of NaNoWriMo is to write 50,000 words in a single month. Or 1,667 words every day. If you manage to reach the target word count, you get to say that you won NaNoWriMo.
So here’s me saying it: I won NaNoWriMo. Some days I hit that 1,667-word goal…
The introduction is the facade of a text. It needs to be exciting and give the reader an idea of what they get inside. Imagine walking past a new coffee shop. You see a coffee-cup-shaped sign and a warm, welcoming door. If you wanted coffee, you’d be tempted to go in.
Your introduction needs to let your target audience identify themselves and get them excited to read your text.
If you’re a writer, practice your introductions. Keep editing until they’re great. Use this article as a guideline for what your introductions should achieve. …