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writers and editors

Writers vs Editors: A Battle for the Ages

“It’s probably just typical writer vs. editor issues.”

I physically cocked my head at the email from a client as we were discussing some squabbles occurring between one of the editors here at CYC and the content writer.

Having worked as a professional writer for a decade before I opened an editing agency, I’ve run across my fair share of editors.

Some of them sucked.
Some were just doing their jobs.
A rare few were those editors that inspire and support, who make you want to be a better person writer.

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mind palace

Improve Your Writing Process by Building a Mind Palace

I have written articles in under two hours that got over half a million views in less than 24 hours.

For me to sit and write 5,000 to 6,000 words in one evening writing session is not unheard of (first draft, of course).

A couple decades of experience and habit certainly help with being able to write this way, but I definitely am not the most disciplined daily writer you’ll meet. For that, you should seek out Stephen King or some other prolific creative person.

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content calendar

Trello as an Editorial Calendar : How To Make It Work

Last Updated: May 28th, 2019

Managing an editorial calendar is a bit like the horror of herding kittens or trying to nail gelatin to a wall.

A frustrating and seemingly impossible task.

When I set up Craft Your Content, I got to experience this joy—with not only our own editorial calendar but also a dozen client calendars.

I figured out pretty quickly that we needed a solution that was more robust than the Google Spreadsheet, steno-pad planner, and wing-and-a-prayer method I had been using for my own editorial process.

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Scheduling time to read

The Simple Scheduling Hack To Find More Time To Read

“Your GoodReads account is like my aspirational reading.”

For a minute, I was flattered, thinking my friend was gushing at my discerning tastes and brilliant literary selections.

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