Deconstructing Minimalist Landing Pages

October 28th, 2013

Here is a great article that discuses the trend of websites losing all superfluous and confusing imagery, text, navigation, etc. in favor of going completely minimalist on their landing pages. Such pages have a few things in common. Generally, they: Read the rest of this entry »

What Hunter S. Thompson Can Teach You About Powerful Writing

October 27th, 2013

How many mornings do you awake and tell yourself, “My writing is good, but what I really want to know is what Hunter S. Thompson can teach me about powerful writing.” Well, it may not be a daily question (though I’m not sure why not, given his trailblazing brilliant, unique, unapologetic style), but I’ve got the answer for you.

Seeing Down Writing Journey’s Road

October 26th, 2013

Where do you see your writing self in 5 years? What about 10? Check out this brief (the whole blog is on saying something meaningful about writing in 140 words or less) blog post, written by my friend Shonnell, about looking down that writing road and planning.

Find ’em

October 25th, 2013

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Writing to a “General” U.S. Audience

October 24th, 2013

As a follow-up to my last post, which addressed how to determine the level at which you are writing, I thought I’d give a few tips on how to write at the goal (8th Grade) reading level. Most of these points are ones you already know. So, you might consider this some form of refresher. However, I have tried to add some context and examples to each point.

Here are some points to help Read the rest of this entry »