The Quotable Coach: A Daily Dose of Inspiration and Motivation

First, a bit of Aliventures (and Ali!) history… Back in 2008, when I started blogging and freelancing, I got into personal development writing. I began blogging at Dumb Little Man and Pick the Brain (and have been a regular on those sites ever since). When I...

No Posts During September (But I’ll Be Back…)

I’m going to be away for the rest of September, travelling round Europe (Bucharest, Brasov, Budapest, Vienna, Venice and Rome!) I’ll have sporadic internet access, but I won’t be blogging. I will, however, be sending out newsletters. Yay! So … if you’re not...

Should You Be Writing Shorter Sentences?

Last week, I tackled shorter paragraphs. Today, I want to take a look at sentences. Whether you’re writing fiction or non-fiction, sentence length matters. Short, snappy sentences (or even sentence fragments) create a very different effect from long, complex,...

Come to My Twitter Party – Weds June 29th, 8pm ET

[guestpost]This Twitter party happened a while ago now! If you’re interested in help with sales pages, I suggest checking out Naomi Dunford’s handy Marketing Templates (which include lots of nifty tips for sales page layouts and content). Or, stick around...

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