Tag : a writers life

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When writing and publishing a fine blog post you need. to publish it.  When you want a great blog post, you need more. Write out a good blog post on paper What do I need to publish something great? First, define your idea of great. A blog post can be as long or as short …
Self-publishing is a journey where you grow as a writer and as a person who has a business. It’s all about hard work, and all about building a reputation as a writer.  Self-publishing isn’t the challenge it once was but it’s not the time to chose it simply because it looks as if it’s a …
I get distracted easily when I’m trying to read or write.  Maybe there’s something out there that can help drown out life’s disturbances. No, it’s not earplugs. It’s a tool that could help you concentrate by eliminating background noise, especially helpful while you’re trying to read or write.  It’s called a white noise machine, which can …
A leader is a writer. A leader doesn’t always publish what they write, but they do write.  The biggest challenge is being someone who can clearly write down information, or ideas.  Not only goals, but the vision of what they want. A writer can make plans, but the best ones write them down.  The same …
Are grammar checkers needed for writers? Spell checkers are great and all for catching any spelling errors or that you left the apostrophes out, but it may not have noticed during the fifth proof reading of your document (I personally re-read what I have typed several times, with the hopes of catching any mistakes before …
Marketing, and success and how fast you can do it is the type of thinking that will have most people finding themselves in trouble. Part of it comes from how they see themselves: they will see themselves as a writer and then a publisher and then, possibly a marketer of their books.  They are wrong …
Girl on the Train has more power because of the writing. Since I had been reading so much non-fiction I thought I would read a fiction book next. I wanted something that was enticing, that would grab me from the start. It had to be a book that was start to finish an amazing read. …
Recently my wife brought home a Yeti. If you’re thinking the Yeti I’m referring to is just like the main character from Harry and the Hendersons, one of my favourite movies that my father took me to theaters to see when I was a kid, you are not even close. The Yeti I’m referring to is …
I’ve been on a non-fiction kick for the last few book reviews. This is no exception. Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail, by Cheryl Strayed, awakened something in me that has been dormant for a long time. This memoir has shown me that there is still a lot that I can accomplish …
Music is a much a part of my life as writing is.  I’d be lost without both, and the best part of my day is  sitting back and just listening to music. What started as a moment to relax became the inspiration for my own writing.  Words have some incredible power, and can move a …
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