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28 Great Books on Marketing and Writing

Want to know how to become a better writer? The MagnetPost crew has a few suggestions if you’re looking for some inspiring books!

If you work with the written word, you’ve probably considered how to become a better writer.

Sure, you could take writing classes online or at your local community college, but there are easier ways to improve your skills.

For instance, if you want to become a better writer, spend more time reading.

Stephen King says, “if you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot.” 

It sounds so simple but may be exactly the nudge you need to think about writing in a new way. Read More

How To Write an Effective Blog Post in 60 Minutes

OK, so maybe we fibbed here. If you’re superhuman you may be able to outline, write, finish, and edit a blog post in 60 minutes, but even us professionals can’t do that. Heck we have a three-person team involved for every post!

But what you can do is outline, and make a heck of a solid first draft in 60 minutes. This amount of time allows you to dump every thought you have about what you’ll write about so that you can edit it to perfection later on. Read More

10 Things Shakespeare Can Teach You About Marketing

Friends, Romans, marketers… Lend me your ears.

We could go on forever about how William Shakespeare is the face of English literature. It’d be easy to use a cliché statement, such as “his work transcends time.” Although, it is the truth. His words have survived over 400 years and will continue to be relevant until the end of time. His plays still sell in theaters. And he coined so many quippy one-liners that are common today (where did you think the phrase “star-crossed lovers” or “own flesh and blood” came from?). At the very least, we will say that Shakespeare was a literary wizard. Read More

9 Famous Left-Handed Writers That Changed The World

Get to know nine famous left-handed writers in honor of International Left-Hander’s Day!

The 24th Annual International Left-Hander’s Day has finally arrived! The MagnetPost team couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate than by recognizing nine famous left-handed writers that inspire us. Each individual on our list has a unique writing style. Some are funny, some are poetic, some are factual–all have a powerful voice.

In the literary world, you’ll come across an endless number of writers that are inspiring. However, few writers have made an impressionable mark outside of the literary realm quite like our top nine famous left-handed writers. One can only assume: is there a correlation between being a lefty and having fierce writing skills?

Read on to learn some fun facts about lefties, and get to know our favorite (and famous) left-handed writers! Read More

10 Jewelry Blog Ideas to Dazzle Potential Customers

A diamond is forever. It’s also a girl’s best friend. Women love pretty pearls and beautiful baubles. Gemstones glisten. If you like it, then you better put a ring on it. Every kiss begins with wherever he went to buy it.

We’ve all heard these clichés in the jewelry business for decades, but who can blame stores and manufacturers for leaning on them for so long? The business is all about glamorous products aimed at women. For chains with big TV ad budgets, it’s easy to sell beauty, especially when it comes wrapped up in emotion or romance. But for jewelry makers and retailers in a market more crowded than the setting in Kim Kardashian West’s wedding ring, the story is the most important part. It’s one of your few opportunities to separate yourself from the pack.

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