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This very clever infographic from HubSpot is simply brilliant. (We pause to reflect that we did not end that sentence with an exclamation mark, even though we might have wanted to.) Why? HubSpot's humorous illustration makes the point that, more often than not, an exclamation mark is -- wait for it! -- not a good idea. Unless you're creating a comic book or describing the moment someone screamed "Fire!" you need to let your word use convey the excitement or urgency or astonis
For 20 years the Writer's Symposium has produced a rich menu of conversations with the likes of Anne Lamott and Amy Tan. One of the lesser known benefits of the symposium is the fact that the interviews are taped each year. The results are a priceless video library at your fingertips. Writers giving away the secrets of their trade -- free! The founder of the symposium is Dr. Dean Nelson (shown). Dean is himself the author of a dozen books including God Hides in Plain Sight:
When Andrew Sullivan recently announced that he had decided to stop blogging, well, it shook up the blogosphere a bit. Why? Because Sullivan was a blog pioneer. During his 15 years of blogging, he greatly influenced its shape and conventions.
Nevertheless, Sullivan shelved his very popular platform The Daily Dish February 6, 2015. His reasons are inspiring: I’m a human being before I am a writer; and a writer before I am a blogger, and although it’s been a joy and a privile