James Greig

Writing

Writing tips to help you — and your business — find clarity.

Why You Should Write

Writing is like flossing... even though we know the health benefits, we make excuses not to do it. Here are some tips and tricks to get you started with the...

Dictating, Writing, Hiking.

Solutions to the problem of writer's block are legion. The funny thing is that people don't often get stuck for words when mid conversation; words tend to just come out....

Fewer, shorter, better emails.

How to write more effective business emails, or eliminate them altogether. It’s all too easy to fire off an email. Compose. To. Subject. Message. Send. The problem lies at the...

If it sounds like writing, rewrite it.

What would I say to you if you were sitting opposite from me right now? (assuming I'm not having an 'introverted' moment). It's hard to say in advance... but hopefully...

How to write an opening sentence

If you over-think your article's headline, there's a danger you might forget the importance of what comes next — the opening sentence. (Note to self: you need to brush up on...

What does a Hacker News traffic spike look like?

It’s only recently that I’ve discovered the wealth of articles and discussions on Hacker News, the social news forum of the Silicon Valley startup incubator Y Combinator.</p><p>So when I posted my “100 mile bike...

23 things I learnt about blogging in 2012

With CycleLove approaching its first birthday (and no doubt some teething pains and temper tantrums imminent), it seemed like a sensible time to recap on lessons learned over the course...

If it’s waking you up, try writing it down

If you're losing sleep because you can't stop thinking about something, here's a disarmingly simple tip from Chris Guillebeau, author of The Art of Non-Conformity and The $100 Startup. I kept waking up...

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