Rainmaker Rewind: How Neuroscientist Michael Grybko Defines Writer’s Block, Part One

By Caroline Early

Rainmaker FM rewind

This week on Rainmaker Rewind, Kelton Reid welcomes back research scientist Michael Grybko, of the Department of Psychology at the University of Washington, to The Writer Files to unveil the mysteries of writer’s block from a scientific standpoint.

They also discuss why writers argue about the definition of writer’s block and how you can find your most productive writing time.

And, as always, be sure to check out the other great episodes that recently aired on Rainmaker FM.

  1. The Writer Files. Kelton Reid and Michael Grybko revisit the topic of writer’s block and what you …read more      
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How to Generate at Least 50 Comments on Your Next Blog Post

By Neil Patel


Blogging is an important part of digital marketing.

And if you know me, you know I’m passionate about blogging.

This isn’t just a personal quirk of mine. Research shows websites with blogs have 434% more indexed pages.

Blogs have tons of important benefits, which is why I’m a major advocate of a solid content marketing and blogging strategy.

Take into consideration a few blogging stats you may not have read before:

Blogs are super important.

But blogs with comments? Even better. Comments’ section is where the conversation takes place.

When people comment on your article, they bring additional information and content to the …read more      

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3 Unexpected Ways Writers Deliver Value (So They Can Charge More)

By Pamela Wilson


In today’s world, the writer runs the show.

Not just any writer, of course. The pennies-a-word scribe may barely scrape by. But the quality professional writer — the writer who demonstrates high value and trust from the moment of first contact all the way through to delivery of the final word — that person writes his own ticket to success.

Quality professional writers command attention online, whether they do it for themselves or for the businesses they represent. Writers influence behavior, help form opinions, and drive people to take action.

Great writers are the modern-day stonemasons of any online presence. Our …read more      

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How to Write with Power and Authority, Even if You Feel Like a Nobody

By Henneke

use it! you've got the power

In this overcrowded online world, do you ever wonder why people would listen to your advice?

I used to feel the same way.

I didn’t understand why people would read my writing tips when the web is awash with writing advice from people more experienced, more knowledgeable, and more authoritative than me.

Why would anyone listen to me?

I’ve learned that mindset was flawed.

When I learned how to write well, a new world opened up. I connected with people across the world. I built a thriving blog. People started listening to my advice — and more importantly, they …read more      

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How to Ethically Use Your Customers’ Pain as a Powerful Marketing Tactic

By Neil Patel


Pain is often a difficult subject to talk about.

But if you think about it, the entire point of being in business is to address customer pain points.

Why do I say this? Because the two biggest reasons why people spend money is to either 1) pursue pleasure or 2) ease pain.

Some people think it’s unethical to use pain as a marketing tactic.

I disagree.

Why? Because everyone is experiencing some level of pain already, and they are looking for ways to relieve it. That’s why they are interested in your product or service.

The field of neuromarketing has opened up new perspectives …read more      

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