All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘writing’

5 Tips For Writing A Better White Paper

Whether you’re seasoned at creating white papers, or getting started on your first one, it doesn’t hurt to step back and think about some of the basics of what you need to do to make a white paper work. With that, here are some basic tips that should not be overlooked. 1. Make it informative rather than promotional. A paper …

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Google Launches Add-Ons For Docs And Sheets

Google announced the launch of add-ons for Google Docs and Sheets. These are third-party apps that add features to the programs. You’ll find an “add-ons” menu at the top of your screen when you have a document or spreadsheet open. From there you can browse available add-ons by going to “get add-ons”. There is also an option to manage the …

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Here’s How You Get A Job In Writing Video Games

Not everybody is cut out to be a programmer, game designer, artist or audio engineer. It’s the unfortunate truth that keeps a lot of people out of the games industry despite wanting to be involved in some way or the other. While it’s certainly not as glamorous as being a game designer, one avenue available to aspiring game makers is …

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Amazon Wants To Help You Write The Next Great Film With Storybuilder

Earlier this year, Amazon launched a new tool called Storyteller that aimed to help aspiring screenwriters turn their scripts into storyboards. Now the retailer is launching a new tool to help those who need a little extra help during the concept phase. Amazon announced today that its launching a new writers tool today called Storybuilder. It takes the concept of …

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Modern Seinfeld Twitter Parody Lands Writer Job on New Fox Sitcom

Who says being funny on Twitter won’t get you anywhere. Comedian and writer Jack Moore has just landed a job writing on a new Fox sitcom, and he did so based partially on the strength of his Twitter side-project, Modern Seinfeld. If you don’t follow @SeinfeldToday on Twitter, you’re doing something wrong. It’s one of the most delightful parody accounts …

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Twitter to Hold Its Own Fiction Festival, a “Virtual Storytelling Celebration”

Twitter has changed a lot of things when it comes to how the world receives information. It’s most definitely turned journalism on its head by making everyone an amateur reporter, and it’s also affected the way people communicate in real life – 140 characters is a hard constraint to shake off. But fiction? Could Twitter become a place for great …

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The Most Important Rule In Press for Your Business

One of the most mishandled, misunderstood and mis-constructed tools in the hands of businesses today is the press release. Business owners have a dizzying variety of opinions about how a release should be written, what the release should do and how it should be received. For a long time, the general thought was that newspapers were constantly going begging for …

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Infographic Helps You Avoid Looking Stupid Online

Recently, we talked about three things that could make you look like an idiot online. One of those things was committing egregious grammar errors, especially if you have a business or are expected to present in a professional manner. We went over a handful of the most common juvenile mistakes online, but lo and behold, we’ve hit the mother lode. …

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Narrative Science, The Robotic Content Farm, Is Looking At More Languages

Have you read about Narrative Science? This is a company that is creating web articles using computers. We’ve referenced them on more than one occasion as a “robotic content farm”. It makes you wonder where we’re headed in terms of web content? Will our jobs become obsolete as the content machines rise or will that human element always be needed? …

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The One Thing You Absolutely Need To Know About Writing For The Web

Titles are incredibly important when you’re writing for the web. Startup Stats CEO Nick O’Neill wrote an interesting blog post discussing the importance of titling articles on the Internet in which he looks at an example of a New York Times story, which Forbes also covered with a different title, only to see more shares and traffic than the original …

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Joe Lansdale On The E-Book Revolution And The Future Of Books [Exclusive Q&A]

Last week, we reported that author (and “Champion Mojo Storyteller”) Joe Lansdale was considering e-book as the exclusive format for his next “Hap and Leonard” book. He indicated as much in a Facebook update, but in a later update he said after talking with a publisher, there would be print editions after all. Since then, we conducted a Q&A with …

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