Whether you need help with plot twists or career changes, here are my most-read posts over the past six months.
Popular Storytelling Tips
- The Surprising Theme in Pixar’s Coco — One ironic twist to rule them all…
- 23 of the Best YouTube Channels for Visual Storytellers — Plenty of entertaining examples
- The Problem with Blade Runner 2049 — One story flaw keeps the film from clicking
- The Hidden Genius of Pulp Fiction — The secret reason why Tarantino’s script excels
- Why the Justice League‘s Marketing Failed — What’s worse than a bad mustache
- Why Riverdale‘s Ratings Got Big Buzz — It did what no other CW show has done
- Why Every Marvel Movie Tells the Same Story — a.k.a. You’ve seen Thor: Ragnarok before
- How DC Should Have Built Their Film Universe — This pre-BvS analysis still holds up
- The Tone Problems in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 — Why the film’s message feels… off
- How Outlander vs. The Walking Dead Sums Up TV — Fraser vs. Grimes for America’s soul
For even more tips on content and media creation, check out my Storytelling archive.
Popular Business Tips
- This Warby Parker Email Subject Was Irresistible — If you must sell, sell it well
- Do You Make This Mistake When Asking for Donations? — Where nonprofits go wrong
- 10 Tips to Easily Improve Your Writing for Online Audiences — Your readers will thank you
- Why People Aren’t Buying from You (and How to Fix It) — Spruce up your sales pitch
- 7 Blog Traffic Lessons — How I doubled the traffic of two different blogs in the past year
For even more business tips, check out my Business Advice archive.
Popular Life Tips
- How to Live Your Life in a No Bullshit Zone — Tough truths for a better life
- The Cure for Imposter Syndrome — And no, it’s not “fake it ’til you make it”
- 10 Books That Changed the Way I Think — A gift-giving guide for your favorite deep reader
- 12 Tough Truths — Look, this is gonna hurt… but it’ll make you stronger
- Everyone Has the Same Tragic Flaw — This is what holds you (and me) back
For even more help with life’s big questions, check out my Armchair Sociology archive.