Beyond Likes and Followers: Unraveling the True Impact of Social Media Advertising
In this thought-provoking piece, the author challenges the notion that books can be sold effectively through
social media. Drawing on personal experiences and observations, the article underscores the importance of
understanding the unique ways in which different individuals interact with social media platforms that makes
selling books ineffective on these sites.
This article aims to educate authors on the pitfalls of selling cheap books online and the best practices for
pricing their books. It explains the distinction between marketing and economics, the influence of Amazon’s
algorithm, and the significance of quality over quantity.
Inverse language techniques can transform your writing from bland to brilliant. Find out how to apply this
technique to create stunning sentences that will impress your audience. This article will teach you the benefits,
examples, and tips of inverse language.
In this article, you will learn how to master the use of adverbs in your writing. You will discover why adverbs
are not always the enemy and how they can enrich your language and storytelling. You will also see how adverbs can
help you create realistic and lively dialogue that captures your characters’ personalities and emotions.
Successful writers today do not rely on books as their sole means of earning. Modern authorship radically evolved
in the last thirty years with the advent of the internet making websites a necessity to generate engagement. In
this article, you will learn why you need a website and some of the pitfalls of not having and developing your
Education as a business may distort the goals and incentives of education. Commodifying academics as a business
may influence choices and behaviors of both educators and learners that are not conducive to genuine learning and
innovation. Educators are encouraged cut corners and other practices intended to cater to the demands of the
market. Students engage in unethical practices such as plagiarism or cheating since they pursue pursue education
for instrumental reasons, such as obtaining a diploma, earning a certificate, getting a job, or obtraining a
higher salary, rather than for intrinsic reasons, such as curiosity, passion, or interest.
Want to write but can't figure out how to do it and not starve or break your back working? 'Cheaters Incorporated'
is the perfect guide for those who want to succeed in writing without actually doing any work! 😂
Publisher rejection can be a painful and discouraging experience for writers, but it doesn’t have to be a fatal
one. In this article, you will learn how to handle publisher rejection and not give up on your writing dream. You
will learn various strategies and mindsets that can help you deal with rejection, learn from it, and move forward
with confidence and resilience. You will also learn how to understand the publisher’s rationale and improve your
chances of getting published.
As a writer, you know how rewarding and creative writing can be, but you also know how frustrating and challenging
it can be. You have probably encountered some of the pet peeves that plague writers, such as grammar fanatics,
plagiarism, clichés, and unrealistic expectations. In this article, you will explore how to handle these
irritations and use them to enhance your writing abilities.
Despite appearing to be an ideal platform for publishing, Medium is actually hindered by technological biases
within social journalism. Medium’s content ranking system is not impartial and fails to provide a level playing
field for all writers. There exists a credibility issue in Medium (social journalism) stemming from its failure to
be truly 'social' due to its biased content ranking system. The problems with Medium’s pay model and its impact on
writers and readers. Medium’s system creates an unsustainable membership of more writers than readers. With some
creative thinking and the implementation of traditional journalism strategies, Medium’s problems can be resolved.
How to gain more readers on Medium? Easy, just follow these simple steps:
~Forget everything you learned about good writing. Grammar, punctuation, research, originality, none of that
matters on Medium. Just write whatever comes to your mind, preferably something controversial or sensational.
~Spam your followers with claps, comments, and shares. Don’t worry about the quality or relevance of your
interactions, just make sure you get noticed by as many people as possible. The more you annoy them, the more they
will pay attention to you.
~Copy and paste other people’s content. Why bother creating your own when you can just steal someone else’s?
Medium doesn’t care about plagiarism or ethics, as long as you generate traffic and revenue. Just make sure you
add some emojis and gifs to spice it up.
There you have it, the ultimate guide to gaining more readers on Medium. Follow these steps and you will be a star
in no time. Good luck! 😂
When you start writing on Medium, it’s fun but soon devolves into a lot of work to get people to read your stuff.
Soon you realize all effort is in vain because no one is even reading. Like a ship lost at sea, writing on Medium
starts off as an exciting adventure, but soon devolves into a desperate struggle to be seen.
How one C student became and author and another C student earned a living selling term papers. Celebrating lazy
students and teachers. Learn how to coast through academics without giving a shit in this critique of the
education system. Luck will make you a published author and resentment towards teacher will make you a hack
This humorous and sarcastic article mocks the common practice of using sex as a way to attract more readers and
viewers to online content. The author claims that sex is the ultimate marketing tool, and that he has decided to
use it to boost his blog’s popularity. He then proceeds to write a series of absurd supposedly sexy stories.
Do you think it’s important for writers to read articles before commenting on them? Some of the worst critics are
writers and readers who don't read, and unsurprisngly, most have achieved no fame. Learn how successful writers
deal with critics and commenters, especially fellow authors.
Writing is a double-edged sword, providing a source of joy and pain for writers. Writing can help authors express
themselves, explore their creativity, and communicate their ideas to the world but also exposes the harsh
realities of life, such as criticism, rejection, and true friends. Learn to enjoy the isolation.
Editing is an essential part of writing, but it can also be a source of conflict and stress for writers. Editors
and critics often impose arbitrary rules and limitations on writers, who feel trapped and restricted in their
writing. In this article, you will explore how to edit your work effectively without compromising your creativity,
and how to break the rules and create your own style.
Unexpectedly, being an author doesn’t grant you immortality. Who knew that aging and fading into obscurity was
just part of the human condition? How being an author doesn’t make you immune to aging and being forgotten.
Question their own motives and expectations for writing, and try to appreciate the joy and value of writing for
its own sake.
Ah, writing - the noble art of staring at the world and pretending we understand it. Of course, there are always
obstacles in our way - pesky little things like reality and personal bias. But who needs honesty when we can just
make it all up as we go along? After all, truth is such a fickle thing - always changing depending on how
important our current situation is. It’s enough to make you wonder if it’s even worth looking for.
Exploring the themes of legacy, reputation, and self-delusion through a mix of personal anecdotes, poetry, and
introspection. The author invites readers to consider the power and purpose of writing.
Writing online is a way of creating something that lasts, but also something that is ephemeral. Online writers
know that their writing will not last forever, and that can make them feel sad and lost, especially when they
write about people they care about. But they also know that writing can help them deal with mortality and
appreciate life, and that can make them feel joyful and strong.
The author’s writing focuses on the universal human experience, capturing its essence and representing the
experiences of their readers. Their goal is to speak for all through their writing. In an unforeseen development,
it turns out that the author isn’t just writing to hear the sound of their own keyboard. They’re capturing the
essence of the human experience and speaking for us all. Who knew that writing could be so altruistic?
An honest, raw account of the struggles and joys of being a writer and a call to action for young writers to
embrace their voices and write without hesitation.
If you want to make your writing funny and powerful without betraying your craft, here are some tips that are easy
to say but hard to do. Don’t worry, they won’t make you sound like a clown or a dictator.
Writers, push those keyboards and pull those notebooks to explore the best ideas when exercising your creativity
and imagination. Don’t let the distractions of the world interfere with your training. Focus on shaping your work
into artistic excellence.
What do you do when a guitar guy crashes your party and tries to impress everyone with his mediocre skills? Do you
ignore him, tolerate him, or confront him? In this humorous article, the author tells us what he did when he faced
such a situation and how he gave the guitar guy a taste of his own medicine.
If you’re an aspiring writer wondering about the differences between genre and literary fiction, this article is a
must-read. Learn why some literary fiction writers may view genre fiction as less meaningful, and what that means
for your own writing.
Terry Trueman uses the contrast between existentialism and nature to show his perspective on writing and life. He
also uses humor and irony to make his point more engaging and relatable. He challenges the reader to question the
value and relevance of existentialist philosophy, and to appreciate the simple and concrete moments of joy and
wonder that nature offers.
Are you tired of churning out content like a factory worker while your masterpiece gathers dust in Amazon’s
digital graveyard? Do your emails to agents and publishers become the victim of ghosting? Keep calm and carry on
with your literary passion.
You will become a master of online writing!
How do you create a believable and engaging story? In this article, you will discover how the author learned a
valuable lesson from a guy who lies a lot, and how he used that lesson to improve his writing skills. You will
also find out how to use POV as a rhetorical device that adds meaning and depth to your story.
Writing is not only a way of expressing yourself, but also a way of convincing others to read and believe what you
write. In this article, you will learn why persuasion is the primary goal of writing, regardless of the genre or
topic. You will learn how to determine your writing's persuasiveness with examples of how persuasive writing works
in different forms and genres of writing, such as history, science fiction, fantasy, and racism.
How do you choose the right POV for your story? Is first-person POV always lazy writing? In this article, you will
learn how POV is not only a matter of preference, but also a powerful tool that can enhance your story’s message
Writers write for many reasons, such as expressing themselves, informing others, entertaining readers, or
persuading audiences. But perhaps the most important reason is ability, which means more than just linguistic
skill. Ability also involves a mixture of personality and desire that shapes the writer’s voice, style, and
purpose. Personality is the unique way that the writer sees and presents the world, using their own tone,
perspective, and humor. Desire is the motivation that drives the writer to write, whether it is passion,
curiosity, or necessity.
In this article, the author explains why theme is essential for fiction writing, and how ignoring theme can result
in poor worldbuilding and character development. The author uses an example of a story about an asexual, female,
blue alien who falls in love with a human pilot and saves the Earth from destruction. The author criticizes this
story for being unrealistic, clichéd, and inconsistent, and argues that the alien character is a poorly conceived
savior archetype with no thematic purpose. The author also suggests some ways to improve the story by adding a
theme that relates to the alien’s asexuality and the human’s sexuality, and how that affects their relationship
and their views on humanity. The author concludes by stating that theme is the foundation of fiction, and that
writers should always consider the theme of their stories before they start writing.
Improve your free verse poetry by learning to write mosaic poetry. How creating mosaic poetry, in which each
syllable rhymes, teaches rhythm and improves free verse poetry by developing meter and a better ear for rhyming.
Improving poetry requires having a command of rythm and rhym, which ultimately makes free verse more engaging
since many techniques overlap.
In this article, the author exposes the harmful effects of faux humility on writing and learning. The author
argues that some writers use self-effacing rhetoric, such as “I am not an expert, but…” or “This is just my
opinion, but…”, to avoid taking responsibility for their opinions and arguments, and to escape criticism and
feedback. The author claims that this undermines their credibility and authority, and also prevents them from
improving their skills and engaging in meaningful discourse with others. The author suggests that writers should
be confident and assertive in their writing, and use facts, logic, and evidence to support their claims. The
author also encourages writers to be open to different perspectives and challenges, and to seek the truth rather
than confirmation of their beliefs. The author concludes by stating that writing is a quest for verity, and that
writers should always consider the purpose and importance of their stories before they start writing.
Writing is not only a way of expressing yourself, but also a way of learning about yourself and the world. In this
article, you will discover how the craft of writing teaches you by perpetually teaching, resolving, and
articulating your perceptions. You will learn how writing helps you to develop your critical thinking, creativity,
and communication skills. You will also explore how writing can enrich your personal and professional life by
enhancing your self-awareness, empathy, and confidence.
A tribute to Roland Smith, a renowned writer of children’s and young adult books, by his friend and fellow author
Terry Trueman. It narrates how they met, how Smith inspired and helped Trueman in his writing career, and how
Trueman admires Smith’s adventurous and successful life. It also includes a poem by Trueman dedicated to Smith.
Do you want to write more realistically and engagingly? In this article, you will learn how to apply the concept
of mimesis to your writing. Mimesis is the imitation of reality in art and literature. By reducing the use of
unnecessary pronouns, you can reduce the narrative distance between your readers and your characters. You can also
make your writing more concise and efficient, which will improve your reader engagement. You will also see some
examples of how mimesis works in different forms and genres of writing, such as novels, short stories, and
Learn how to write engaging free verse poetry by using syllabic poetry as a tool. Syllabic poetry counts the
number of syllables per line, rather than the number of stresses or rhymes. This article will teach you how to use
syllabic poetry to create rhythms, emphasize words, and vary line lengths in your free verse poems.
Satire is a powerful form of writing that uses humor, irony, sarcasm, or ridicule to criticize, expose, or mock
social, political, or moral issues; but quality satire must be truthful and expose social issues, otherwise it
becomes slanderous. Satire often employs exaggeration, parody, or caricature to make its point. By doing so,
satire challenges dominant groups and forces them to confront their behavior and hypocrisy. However, the most
essential element of satire is honesty. In this article, we will explore the purpose and value of satire as a form
of honest criticism and social commentary. We will also look at some examples of satire from various genres and
media, such as novels (Animal Farm), films (Dr. Strangelove), shows (The Daily Show), cartoons (The Simpsons), and
blogs (The Onion).