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    The ultimate secret to writing amazing blog posts

    I’m gonna tell you a secret. The reason why you clicked or tapped the headline of this post and the reason why you’re reading this right now if you’re not a regular reader is as disturbing as the rest of what I’m about to say. Humans respond to words as a dog responds to a command. The only difference is that a dog just sits, stands up, rolls, and barks. Words, for us humans, can make us cry, laugh, feel, and even buy. There’s something beautiful about this, and that’s one of the reasons why I love writing. I must admit. But when I say buy, I can mean paying…

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    the next books to read

    • when all the next books you have to read are great, and you can’t decide which one you want to start reading, or the paradox of choice. READING UPDATE: I tackled Foucault’s Pendulum, The Art of Reading, and finished Crime and Punishment (ready for next week on #beardyread). What now? Now my Kindle full af with books I haven’t read. I’ve got ARCs, new releases, books to review, and I’m still flirting with two other paperbacks looking at me with puppy-dog eyes. The bag of books that I brought with me to the country doesn’t count because it has more reference books than anything else. Ok, so here are…

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    The Morning Miracle for Writers

    Last week we talked about the miracle morning, and I received many messages about applying that to writing. Well, there’s a book by Hal Elrod and Steve Scott, with Honorée Corder, called “The Miracle Morning For Writers”. I highly recommend you to read it because it’s exactly about that subject and a little more. I found interesting tips there that have nothign to do with waking up at 5 AM. James Altucher wrote the foreword. He’s currently one of my favorite entrepreneurs and nonfiction writers, and he wrote: “I follow a morning routine for my writing. If I didn’t, I would never write. (…) I wake up, I exercise, I…

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    How to find the best moment to make time for reading

    One hint: I’m not gonna talk you into waking up at five in the morning every day. But I can’t say that it wouldn’t be one of the ways you could start reading more if you tried it. I won’t lie. You might know The Miracle Morning rituals or any variation of that concept. The early-rising army of outliers is all over the internet, forcing you to believe in the 5 AM miracle. Hal Elrod, the author of the book about it, The Miracle Morning, encouraged his readers with his personal story to use six steps every morning to start living the life of their dreams: silence, affirmations, visualization, exercise,…

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    Keep Reading

    We built a lot of habits during lockdowns and quarantines last year. Good and bad. But if there’s one thing to keep doing after all that, it’s reading. People all over the world started reading more since the beginning of lockdowns, quarantines and staying home. A survey in the UK, in May last year, for instance, showed that people started reading more because they had more spare time, because they wanted to stay entertained, or because books were providing “an escape from the crisis”. The fact is that we don’t need to be constrained to a crisis to know that. Books are definitely a way to fill our spare time,…