How Bestselling Author Jay McInerney Writes: Part Two

By Kelton Reid


The bestselling author of 11 books, including the eighties-defining Bright Lights, Big City, Jay McInerney, took a break to chat with me about his new book, the writing process, and some timeless tips from his mentor, Raymond Carver.

Vanity Fair called Mr. McInerney “Our modern-day Fitzgerald,” and his most recent book — Bright, Precious Days — is described as “… a sexy, vibrant, cross-generational New York story — a literary and commercial triumph of the highest order.”

The author is a renowned short story writer, screenwriter, and actor who has lived in New York for three decades and rubbed elbows with a …read more      

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Last Chance to Get 30% Off Everything at StudioPress

By Jerod Morris

Last Chance to Get 30% Off Everything at StudioPress

Prices go back to normal tonight!

Just a friendly reminder that our big blowout sale ends today (8/30/16) at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time.

Until then, you can get anything we sell at StudioPress — including the Pro Plus All-Theme Package — for 30 percent off.

To activate your discount, click this link.

Then browse individual themes, and pick up as many as you want for 30 percent off.

Or, locate the button for the Pro Plus Pack (see image below) and get everything for 30 percent off.

With Pro Plus, that means every theme we sell right now, every theme we make …read more      

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10 Content Writing Tips That Will Help You Find Interesting Topics in Minutes

By Neil Patel


You’ve probably faced this before.

I know I have.

You’ve run out of ideas.

Maybe you’ve been blogging along for, I don’t know, maybe three or four years. Maybe it’s only three or four months.

And now you’re done. Why? Because you’ve written everything there is to write about the subject.

You’ve exhausted all possible avenues, topics, approaches, angles, possibilities, and techniques. It’s over. Your blogging career has to die because you don’t have anything else to say.

It’s no use trying to fake it and continue to post recycled fluff just to keep your audience placated, because they will wise up fast.

If you’re out of …read more      

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How to Give and Get Exceptional Testimonials, Part Two

By Sonia Simone


Did you realize that making it a habit to give testimonials regularly can pay off in some powerful ways?

Giving a testimonial is a service to others, but it serves you, too.

In the previous episode, Pamela Wilson shared the six “magical” questions you can ask to get convincing testimonials.

She concludes the testimonials series by reviewing what makes the act of giving testimonials so remarkable, and why you might want to make this a consistent practice.

In this episode, Pamela talks about:

  • Four surprising ways you’ll benefit from giving testimonials
  • How giving testimonials strengthens your writing chops
  • Why a well-written testimonial also serves as …read more      
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The Credibility Conundrum: Can Design Build Trust?

By Pamela Wilson

How to build trust with design

Subject: Panic

Date: Monday, August 29, 2016

Hey Milt,

So like I said over coffee Friday, I’ve got to get a website set up fast. And it needs to looks credible! Not like I put it together in a week.

Even though that’s exactly what I need to do.

Not sure where to start.



Subject: Re: Panic

Date: Monday, August 29, 2016

Hey Frank,

Well, the good news is that you’re aware that it needs to look credible. A lot of people never get to that point. They think they need to fill their website up with big promises and awesome offers, and they never think about how it …read more      

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