I’ve got an interesting mix of articles for you this weekend. Some talk about the nitty-griddy of blogging and others touch on the “inner game” of being an artist, writer, and professional. I hope you enjoy these gems as much as I did.
- 3 Secrets the Experts Know (But you don’t)
- How a Non-Writer Cranks Out Content
- Pixar Story Rules
- Why the Deepest Lessons Take Time to Absorb
- 5 Tips on How and Why to Comment Like a Pro
I normally eye these types of posts with skepticism. Since I’ve written over 250+ posts on blogging, I expect to see rehashed common-sense rather than genuine secrets. However, I was pleasantly surprised to see a few gems and new perspectives in this post.
Super useful post from Brad Farris filling a guest post slot on Spin Sucks. This isn’t another run-of a mill how to get writing ideas post. Instead, you’re treated to six insightful writing hacks designed for non-writers. I added this one to my re-read pile.
Brave, Pixar’s latest blockbuster-to-be has prompted storytellers to ask, “How do they do it?” The muse god is smiling on us because Pixar happened to write down their rules for storytelling. I thoroughly enjoyed this now classic post. You’ll find its wit and common sense immediately boosting the quality of your writing.
How long does it take to gain the benefit of 20/20 hindsight? This post tackles this fascinating question while dishing out some helpful insights on the challenge of learning from your mistakes.
Anand Patel has popped up in my Twitter stream lately and I decided to check out what he’s up to. I wasn’t disappointed. His post offers fresh ideas on how to use comments to build your blog and credibility. Each tip is well written and insightful. Also, if you take a step back and look at the structure of the post, you’ll get a quick lesson on how to construct a fabulous how-to post.