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57 Literary Devices That’ll Elevate Your Writing (+ Examples)…

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Where were you when your fourth-grade teacher first introduced you to literary devices? (Did you learn about the mighty metaphor? Or maybe its simpering cousin, the simile?) Perhaps you were daydreaming about cheese pizza and wondering what your mom packed you for lunch. Years later, you’re starting to realize that maybe you should’ve taken better notes back then. Because you’re ...

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How to Write a Pitch That’ll Wow Editors & Clients (+ Example…

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Let me guess. You’ve sent out a gazillion email pitches, but you keep getting rejection slips. Or, worse, no responses at all. Why does everyone except you seem to know how to write a pitch that lands high-paying jobs or guest posts on prestigious blogs? Is there some secret they’re not sharing? Meanwhile, you can’t even crack the content mills ...

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The 21 Best Content Marketing Tools in 2020 (Best of the Best)…

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There’s a ton of content marketing tools and services out there, vying for your attention (and your wallet). But which are the best? Which content marketing tools offer the most bang for your buck and can help you get the job done efficiently and effectively? In this handy guide, we’ll help you answer these questions. You’ll find tools to help you at ...

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How to Write a Case Study: Step-by-Step Guide (+ Examples)…

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If you want to learn how to write a case study that engages prospective clients, demonstrates you can solve real business problems, and showcases the results you deliver, this guide will help. We’ll give you a proven template to follow, show you how to conduct an engaging interview, and give you several examples and tips for best practices. Let’s start with ...

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Personal Update: Lessons from a Near Death Experience [PODCAST]…

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Since we last spoke, I almost died. Meningitis due to an allergic reaction has kept me from being with you for several weeks, but it’s left me with some lessons to share. We’re going to talk about disaster preparedness, the concept of fairness, and how aggressive actions create risk but may be worth it. Let’s dive in. Listen Where to ...

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How to Craft the Perfect Writing Sample in 2020 (+ Examples)…

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Just when you thought you finally found your dream job, your hopes are deflated by two simple, intimidating words: “writing sample.” You know the job is perfect for you. It feels like you were almost born for it. And if you can just land this gig, your writing career will take off like you’ve always dreamed! But you don’t have ...

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How the Medium Partner Program Can Make You Rich (Slowly)…

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Some writers are earning thousands in passive income every month with the Medium Partner Program. Why not you too? Whether you’re looking to write full-time, or you just want an extra writing gig on the side, this post will teach you everything you need to get started with the Medium Partner Program. Let’s get started with a quick overview… What is ...

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66+ Alliteration Examples to Make Your Message More Memorable…

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Looking for some alliteration examples to expand your writing repertoire? This post is going to be your go-to resource. It’s packed with examples from pop culture, sports, literature, and content marketing that’ll inspire you to infuse alliteration into your own writing. You’ll also discover: How alliteration helped you learn letter sounds and develop memory skills when you were young; The ...

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How the Humble Analogy Can Give Your Writing More Punch…

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Analogies are an underused literary device capable of making your words more powerful, popular, and persuasive. In this post, you’ll learn all about them. Give yourself credit. You’re a solid writer with good ideas. But… you feel like you’ve reached a plateau. People like your writing, but they don’t love it. They find your content useful, but not essential. Even ...

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How to Create a Swipe File (Everything You Need to Know)…

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Brian Kurtz once wrote, “you can’t beat a swipe file for deep insight and inspiration.” It’s little wonder then why writers, bloggers, copywriters, students, and creatives from all fields use swipe files to fine-tune their writing skills and brainstorm new ideas. But what is a swipe file anyway? How can it improve your writing? And how the heck do you create one? Let’s ...

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