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Mark Manson

Writers’ Rough Drafts – Episode #7 With Mark Manson

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Mark Manson is a professional blogger, entrepreneur, and former dating coach best known for his bestselling book, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck. Helping people with their emotional and relationship problems since 2007, Mark has been published and quoted on Forbes, Huffington Post, CNN, Business Insider, and a variety of other publications. He also regularly writes articles on his newest site, MarkManson.net, which are read by millions of people all over the world.
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Tell Me Your Story – And Make It Good

The young women at {r}evolution apparel did something.

They proved that they have an amazing story.

Watching their computer screens, transfixed, as a sort of movie-magic-that-you-only-read-in-novels scenario unfolded before their very eyes, they saw their start-up venture dreams became a reality.

In less than 5 hours their Kickstarter campaign for the sustainable fashion line they had been working on for over 2 years nearly doubled to $30K, well above the $20K threshold necessary to secure their funding. They accomplished all this barely fifteen days into their thirty-day campaign.Continue reading

Kate Erickson

Writers’ Rough Drafts – Episode #6 With Kate Erickson

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Kate Erickson is the Content Creator and Community Leader over at Entrepreneur On Fire, a top-ranked daily business podcast featuring inspiring interviews with the most successful entrepreneurs of our time. She takes charge of creating insightful blogs on the site, as well as leading the Podcasters’ Paradise, a growing mastermind community with the aim to provide podcasters and podcasters-in-the-making with the necessary tools and resources they need in creating and growing their business. She is also the host of Kate’s Take, a podcast where she shares tips and advice on how to become a successful entrepreneur.
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The One Word You Just Need To Remove From Your Vocabulary

There are a lot of words that we could do without in our language.

Mostly buzzwords that have stayed too long and expletives hurled out merely because someone is not crafty enough to find another word to use. Grammatically, language is filled with adverbs and adjectives that make sentences poetic, but often are not necessary to the base structure. These words are called modifiers (or qualifiers) and their purpose is to “describe and provide more accurate definitional meaning for another element.”

(Whew! Composition and grammar lesson over now!)

I am guilty of lacing my writing with modifiers. I think it is (in part) because I am a word geek, and apparently I manifest that obsession by cramming as many words as possible into a single sentence.Continue reading