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  • How the Author of ‘The Bestseller Code’ Jodie Archer Writes: Part Two

    Literary scholar, publishing consultant, and co-author of the critically acclaimed book The Bestseller Code, Jodie Archer dropped by to chat with me about her journey, the coming revolution in publishing, and the insecurities that all writers face. Before earning her PhD from Stanford, Ms. Archer studied English at Cambridge, worked in both journalism and TV, and became an a ...

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  • How the Author of ‘The Bestseller Code’ Jodie Archer Writes: Part One

    Literary scholar, publishing consultant, and co-author of the critically acclaimed book The Bestseller Code, Jodie Archer dropped by to chat with me about her journey, the coming revolution in publishing, and the insecurities that all writers face. Before earning her PhD from Stanford, Ms. Archer studied English at Cambridge, worked in both journalism and TV, and became an a ...

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  • How Bestselling Sci-fi Thriller Author Blake Crouch Writes: Part Two

    International bestselling sci-fi and thriller novelist and screenwriter, Blake Crouch, took time out from his busy schedule to talk to me about his mind-bending new book Dark Matter and adapting his work for both film and TV. The hybrid author has penned more than a dozen novels that have been translated into more than 30 languages, and his short fiction has appeared in numerous publications.

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  • How Bestselling Sci-fi Thriller Author Blake Crouch Writes: Part One

    International bestselling sci-fi and thriller novelist and screenwriter Blake Crouch took time out from his busy schedule to talk to me about his mind-bending new book Dark Matter and adapting his work for both film and TV. The hybrid author has penned more than a dozen novels that have been translated into more than 30 languages, and his short fiction has appeared in numerous publications.

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  • How Bestselling Author Jennifer Weiner Writes: Part Two

    The #1 New York Times bestselling author of 12 books, Jennifer Weiner, took a few minutes to talk with me about the writer’s life, her new memoir, and Revenge of the Nerds. Before her prolific career as a novelist, Ms. Weiner started out as a small town newspaper reporter and freelancer, before signing her first big book deal for her novel Good in Bed (2001).

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  • How Bestselling Author Jennifer Weiner Writes: Part One

    The #1 New York Times bestselling author of 12 books, Jennifer Weiner, took a few minutes to talk with me about the writer’s life, her new memoir, and Revenge of the Nerds. Before her prolific career as a novelist, Ms. Weiner started out as a small town newspaper reporter and freelancer, before signing her first big book deal for her novel Good in Bed (2001).

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  • Is the Novel Dead? Part Two

    In this special edition of the show, two writers joined me to opine the death of one of the most influential forms in the history of the written word. I posed the question that many great writers have pondered stretching across the last two centuries … Is the novel dead? And maybe a more up-to-date version of that question is, did the internet kill books? Of course these a ...

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  • Is the Novel Dead? Part One

    In this special edition of the show, two writers joined me to opine the death of one of the most influential forms in the history of the written word. I posed the question that many great writers have pondered stretching across the last two centuries … Is the novel dead? And maybe a more up-to-date version of that question is, did the internet kill books? Of course these a ...

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  • The Best of The Writer Files: Volume One

    Before kicking off the next season of the show, we wanted to share with you some highlights from our previous seasons. I don’t want to shortchange the most recent interviews with inspiring guests including Jay McInerney (’80s defining author of Bright Lights, Big City), Stephanie Danler (the bestselling author of Sweetbitter), the co-founder of Wired magazine Kevin Kelly, or ...

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  • How Bestselling Author Jay McInerney Writes: Part Two

    The bestselling author of 11 books, including the eighties-defining Bright Lights, Big City, Jay McInerney, took a break to chat with me about his new book, the writing process, and some timeless tips from his mentor, Raymond Carver. Vanity Fair called Mr. McInerney “Our modern-day Fitzgerald,” and his most recent book — Bright, Precious Days — is described as “… a sexy, vib ...

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  • How Bestselling Author Jay McInerney Writes: Part One

    The bestselling author of 11 books, including the eighties-defining Bright Lights, Big City, Jay McInerney, took a break to chat with me about his new book, the writing process, and some timeless tips from his mentor, Raymond Carver. Vanity Fair called Mr. McInerney “Our modern-day Fitzgerald,” and his most recent book — Bright, Precious Days — is described as “… a sexy, vib ...

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  • How to Consistently Create Remarkable Content

    It’s no secret that creativity and innovation are two key ingredients in a highly effective content marketing strategy. And yet, consistently coming up with new, imaginative content ideas for your business or brand can seem utterly vexing at times. We all want to have better ideas, but it isn’t always as simple as just putting on our “better idea” caps.

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  • 10 Ways Specificity Helps You Build a Profitable Audience

    If you’re building a business through content marketing, you’ve probably noticed that the attention span of your audience is shrinking by the second. We’re all on the verge of an attention meltdown. This can be a huge hurdle if you’re trying to effectively engage your audience and get your products or services in front of them.

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  • How a Podcast Is Born [Infographic]

    To borrow a phrase from LL Cool J’s immortal poetry, “Don’t call it a comeback …” Podcasting has been around for years. Unless you’ve been unconscious for the last year, however, you may have noticed the podcast contagion that’s connecting a growing number of headphone wearers with educational, specialized, and entertaining on-demand audio content at the click of a Subscribe button.

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  • Here’s How Bestselling Author CJ Lyons Writes

    No matter what kind of writing you do, “write what you know” is a well-worn adage every writer finds at some point in their studies. For content creators of any discipline, being the “likable expert” in the niche or genre you specialize in is a necessity. For fictionists, finding an authentic voice is also a vital stylistic element to establishing believability.

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