Tag : Living a Life of Writing

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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 …
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 …
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 …
If You Don’t have Anything on Your Blog, You Can Forget about Traffic I’ve heard this theme a lot, and this is true when it comes to blogging. Traffic, or readers, can be hard to come by, loyal, but also quick to leave if you aren’t willing to do more work. I can understand writing …
Writers, myself included, want to be recognized for their hard work that they do.  They want to have books published, and their names in print, and they want to have that now. the blog cloud It’s great most people want the ‘now’ in their lives, but I’ve personally been around the blogging world long enough …
A writer must consider quality content above all else. It’s a great statement when you first glance at it.  It is one of these ‘think positive’ type of messages we all love to hear or read about.  I agree with the statement, in the surface style it is given, but I don’t agree writers must …
Why on Earth would anyone pay $200 for a computer keyboard?! My last blog post (which was actually my first ever post on a website) talked about speech to text Apps that would save you the trouble of typing. They had their benefits but also some drawbacks. For those that actually prefer to type, here’s …
Growing up I loved to color. We had video games and a television but I grew up in a time when only about an hour of screen time was the average for the day. No Internet, iPads or cell phones. My younger cousins call it the dark ages.   It was one hobby that I had …
Writers get a lot of writing advice. Some of it is truly powerful and useful, and some of it is not. One of the most important things about advice is seeing where it is coming from.  It is about knowing what this person wants from you to give you this advice.  Good advice is worth …
What did I get myself into?  I started reading AsapScience; Answers to the World’s Weirdest Questions, Most Persistent Rumors and Unexplained Phenomena by Mitchell Moffit and Greg Brown.   I thought that this was going to be another book like What If? by Randall Munroe. It was and it wasn’t.  It was like What If?, because it …
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