Tag : passionate writing

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The last few months have been hard on me.  Not only as a writer, but as a person.  One can argue that change is a good thing, but when it comes to hating the very things you loved, you have to rethink your own values and thought. Are you a joy filled writer? Now, I’m …
It’s the same word count. It’s all the same font size and font. But the visual look to your book can make or break a book sale.  Size does matter when it comes to self-publishing, and a standard size will make all the difference. A good example is a book sizing. For most non-fiction books, …
Blogging quote by Darren Rowse There are so many ways for writers to write well, improve their writing, and publish more books.  Writers often forget that a part of writing is being passionate about the topic they write about each day. They have to edit and make a marketing plan and have it published after …
What every writer can learn from a songwriter’s process It’s interesting that no matter how much our blog tries to be broad in its scope and appeal, we inevitably end up catering much of our commentary and advice to novelists. This is rather hard to avoid considering most people who call themselves “writers” are those …
                         I don’t know about you, but I have always had trouble concentrating or focussing deeply on something for extended periods of time. I tend to get distracted relatively easily when thinking of new ideas. Ignoring the potentially undiagnosed pathology of this symptom, I …
I hesitate to write this post, and I am even more hesitant to publish it.  Not because I can’t but because I know I have to.  I want to, I do, but I am terrified of the end results.   Yet… I am going to publish this, all about who I am as a person.  I …
I have many people to thank for my writing inspiration.  I suppose it’s just like at the awards show where you spend your time listening to others thanking people for their help.  These stars were inspired by others. Now, go back and think about what made you become an author.  Who helped you out at …
Borrowing ideas to inspire your writing skills                 We have spoken already this month about the controversial nature of fan fiction and using others’ ideas as a jumping-off point for a new work of fiction. It is true that writing fan fiction has its own set of challenges, but …
                This month we are examining the duality that often accompanies the life of an artist. Last week we spoke about the struggle we sometimes encounter when we are deciding whether it is “right” to take on another job while still writing, in order to make money. This means that as artists we may have …
Money, music, and the struggles of pursuing your art                 We have spoken a lot about keys to success and how people define success differently on this blog over the past few months. This month we will look at the eternal conflict between the life of an artist and sustainable income. Nobody likes to talk …
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