TED Talks


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  • How can authors use generative AI as a co-writing tool? How can creatives approach AI possibilities with curiosity rather than fear? Charlene Putney talks about writing with LAIKA. In the intro, ChatGPT, thoughts on the GitHub Co-Pilot case [WIRED]; and why digital abundance is an opportunity for curious creatives, not a threat. I also mention my book, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, and Virtual Worlds: The Impact of Converging Technologies on Authors and the Publishing Industry, and you can find more interviews and resources on my Future of Creativity page. This podcast is sponsored by Written Word Media, which makes book marketing a […]
  • If you're not making the money you expected from your books, how can you pivot genres in order to write what you enjoy AND make a living? How can you change your mindset to one of creative abundance and productivity? Dan Padavona talks about these topics and more. In the intro, publishing year in review [Kris Rusch]; how you can use ChatGPT with examples; Collaborative writing with AI [Andrew Mayne]; Open AI usage guidelines; Ethical AI usage for authors [ALLi]. Get 33% off my ebooks, audiobooks and courses for the rest of 2022. Use coupon 2022 at checkout at […]
  • What is genre, and how can transcending it improve your fiction? How can you effectively write cross genre? John Truby gives an overview of the Anatomy of Genres. In the intro, the PRH acquisition of S&S is over [The Guardian]; Amazon Advertising Everywhere [Vox]; Spotify expands audiobooks to more markets [TechCrunch]; Plus, 20BooksVegas recordings; Machines Behaving Badly: The Morality of AI by Toby Walsh; A16Z podcast with Neal Stephenson; Jane McGonigal on Moonshots and Mindsets; Join me for this Webinar on Amazon data and trends for 2023 – 1 Dec. Plus, my mermaid images on Midjourney @jfpennauthor. Today's show is […]
  • If you want your book to be the best it can be, then working with a professional editor is the next step. An editor’s job is to take your manuscript and help you improve it through structural changes and story development, line edits, suggestions for new material or sentence refinement, and so much more. Different kinds of editors can help you in different ways from constructing the overarching story to eliminating the final typo. [This is an excerpt from How to Write a Novel by Joanna Penn, available in ebook, audiobook, paperback, hardback and workbook editions.] In my experience, good professional editors […]
  • How can we shift our mindset to thinking about a long-term creative career? What can we do now that will make our future selves happy? Dorie Clark gives some ideas for playing the long game. In the intro, sell books directly on TikTok Shop [The Guardian]; Plan for author success in 2023 [K-lytics webinar, 1 Dec]; PDF workbooks for authors [] This podcast is sponsored by Kobo Writing Life, which helps authors self-publish and reach readers in global markets through the Kobo eco-system. You can also subscribe to the Kobo Writing Life podcast for interviews with successful indie authors.  Dorie Clark is a […]
  • How can generative AI tools augment and amplify your creativity? How can digital originals/collectibles (NFTs) add value to authors and readers? In the intro, my solo episode on Creativity, Collaboration, Community, and Cash: NFTs for Authors (also in video); Midjourney v4 [Ars Technica]; Deviant Art launches their own generative AI tool [Engadget]; Rumors of GPT-4 [Robert Scoble]; The Inevitable by Kevin Kelly; Other futurist episodes on AI and NFTs; The AI-Assisted Author, The Creator Economy for Authors. This podcast is sponsored by Written Word Media, which makes book marketing a breeze by offering quick, easy and effective ways for authors to […]
  • How can you find the intersection between what the market wants and what you love to read? How can you strategically seed book sales to improve your marketing? Rachel McLean talks about her 5 steps to indie author success. In the intro, how to predict and profit from publishing trends [ALLi blog]; my live, in-person events IRL and online; Trends for 2023 webinar with Alex Newton, K-lytics. Today's show is sponsored by IngramSpark, which I use to print and distribute my print-on-demand books to 40,000 retailers including independent bookstores, schools and universities, libraries, and more. It's your content—do more with it through Use […]
  • by Matt Ellis
    Prefixes are one- to three-syllable affixes added to the beginning of a base word to slightly change its meaning. For example, adding the prefix im- to the base word possible creates a new word, impossible, which means “not possible.” Prefixes are a regular part of English, and understanding them can greatly improve your vocabulary and […] The post What Are Prefixes in English? Definition and Examples appeared first on Grammarly Blog.
  • by Rachel Meltzer
    Ever wonder how James Patterson can churn out so many novels each year? Or how Carolyn Keene keeps producing Nancy Drew mysteries ninety years after the first one was published? Maybe you’ve seen CEOs with a few productivity books and wondered how they had time to write them.  You’re not alone. It might come as […] The post What Is a Ghostwriter? appeared first on Grammarly Blog.
  • by Matt Ellis
    Italic font, or italics, is a style of typeface in which the text appears slanted, like this. While italics are mainly used to draw attention to certain words or passages, the font also plays an important role in differentiating the titles and names of things—such as novels, movies, and even spaceships—from other text.  There is […] The post When To Use Italics, with Examples appeared first on Grammarly Blog.
  • by Lindsay Kramer
    Lots of recent posts on the Grammarly blog have been about logical fallacies, so it’s safe to conclude Grammarly’s blog is focused on logical fallacies.  Not quite. While it’s true that we’ve published a number of posts on logical fallacies, it’s inaccurate to say the blog is focused on logical fallacies. In fact, it’s not […] The post What Is the Hasty Generalization Fallacy? appeared first on Grammarly Blog.
  • by Andrew DiMola
    These days, building things on the internet is fast. You can buy a domain, create a website, and deploy it all in one day. I love internet magic as much as the next person, but sometimes I think, “how can that be possible?” I used to wait days for DNS records to travel continents and […] The post How I Added Grammarly’s SDK to a Google Site in 7 Minutes appeared first on Grammarly Blog.
  • by Anthony O'Reilly
    A colon introduces an element or series of elements that illustrates or amplifies the information that precedes the colon.   Though using a colon may seem confusing, its function is straightforward. Think of it as a flashing arrow that points to the information following it. When a colon appears in a sentence, it usually gives the […] The post When to Use a Colon, with Examples appeared first on Grammarly Blog.
  • by Lindsay Kramer
    We use abbreviations every day—in writing, texting, note-taking, and talking. There are a few different categories of abbreviations, and acronyms is one of them. When you shorten a phrase by using just the first letter of each word and then pronounce it as a new word, you’re using an acronym. What is an acronym? An […] The post What Is an Acronym? Definition and Examples appeared first on Grammarly Blog.
  • by Suha Can, Chief Information Security Officer
    This year, Grammarly reached a milestone on our mission to improve lives by improving communication. Over 50,000 teams at organizations including Atlassian, Databricks, and Siemens now rely on our B2B offering, Grammarly Business, to help them achieve their goals through effective communication. Our service offerings are used by tens of millions of individuals worldwide, with […] The post Grammarly Champions a User-First Approach to Protecting Data Security and Privacy appeared first on Grammarly Blog.
  • by Marie Leon
    US companies are leaking money because of miscommunication. Breakdowns, bottlenecks, and misunderstandings are significant challenges in the hybrid- and remote-work era. A study by Grammarly conducted with The Harris Poll found that companies with 500 employees lose $6.25 million each year to resolving communication issues—and these costs only increase with additional head count. Miscommunication is […] The post The $6.25M Hidden Cost Impacting Your Bottom Line appeared first on Grammarly Blog.
  • by Matt Ellis
    Vowels are letters that represent speech sounds where air leaves the mouth without any blockage by the tongue, lips, or throat. The vowels in the alphabet are a, e, i, o, u, and sometimes y. All other letters in the English alphabet are consonants, which represent speech sounds where air is blocked somehow before leaving […] The post What Are Vowels? Definition and Examples appeared first on Grammarly Blog.
  • by Luke Sholl
    When entering international markets, a translation strategy is fundamental to making the most of your business venture. To find out how you can formulate your own successful strategy, and the benefits of doing so, keep reading. The post Why you need a translation strategy appeared first on Yuqo.
  • by Hello Yuqo
    The holiday season is just around the corner. While consumers are busy preparing their shopping list, it's a perfect opportunity to improve your website and make some changes that can help to boost sales. The post 8 SEO tips to prep your site for the holiday season appeared first on Yuqo.
  • by Luke Sumpter
    To call the internet saturated would be an understatement. There are well over a billion sites vying for attention, all claiming to offer the solutions readers are looking for. But people want something they can quickly scroll through to find the answers—list posts fit the bill perfectly! Discover 8 key benefits of list posts for any website. The post The top 8 benefits of list posts appeared first on Yuqo.
  • by Hello Yuqo
    Is wabi-sabi a useful label to put on an old table, or an age-old ideal through which we can find beauty in impermanence, decay, and death? Here we trace the term from its Buddhist origins through to its more modern, and far more positive, iteration. The post The Japanese art of wabi-sabi appeared first on Yuqo.
  • by Hello Yuqo
    If you've decided the life of an online content producer is for you, then welcome aboard! Making content is one thing; making it pay is quite another. Below, we list our 8 top tips for turning content into profit. The post 8 ways to monetize your content appeared first on Yuqo.