How I Generate and Manage Writing Ideas and Content

How I Generate and Manage Writing Ideas and Content

Looking for my writing ideas ecourse - go here: https://jodycalkins.com/ideas   How I Generate and Manage Writing Ideas and Content I'm a "paper and pencil" kind of gal, so I prefer to write everything on paper. I am also a technology skeptic; I can't stand relying solely on technology, let alone the computer. But writing everything on paper when all of my business writing work is submitted over the Internet means I'm doing everything twice. I'm also not a fan of doing everything twice, so finding a solution to help me transition to writing on the computer was a necessity. So, what do I use to generate and manage writing ideas and content on the computer? I use mind mapping software, specifically FreeMind, an open source mind mapping software program. Using mind mapping software has enabled me to make a nearly complete transition to the computer, and now, I rarely have the urge to write on paper when I'm at my computer. It doesn't address the issue...
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5 Tips: How to Name Your Startup

This is a guest post by Dave Van de Walle from Area 224.   You’ve got a great idea, right? You’re gonna change the world with your startup - or you’re gonna build a lifestyle business that makes you insanely happy. In any event, you need the right name: without it, you could be headed down the wrong path before you even start. Here are 5 tips:   Add a letter, or a prefix.   The iPhone and iPad and its ilk are part of the trend toward the “add a letter” movement. Want to Fax without a fax machine? eFax. My first startup, U Sphere, wanted “you” to expand your “sphere” of influence (whether you were a college student or a university). How clever.   A lovely twist on this is evident by looking at Unmarketing. So what if 7-Up had the “Un-Cola” ages ago? It’s semi-obvious what they do over there at Unmarketing world headquarters. Marketing by not marketing. Bringing us to tip 2:   Be semi-literal. But...
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