Tag : why I write

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There is a time when you begin to wonder if what you do is worth all the trouble.  There are times when you sit and try to think about how much work you put into your writing, and then nothing.  It is the feeling you get when you have very little energy and very little …
A writers life is not an easy life.  You might have several jobs to balance, you might have an editor who is a constant help (or not) and you have to deal with friends and family who, for the most part, love and support you, or simply don’t understand your unusual obsession with writing.  If …
This is a post from our guest month bloggers Michelle and Jen, who are writing about emotions and feelings while publishing a book. The feelings that I experience when I tell people I am going to write a book can be expressed in so many different ways for me. I can tell you that one …
Success is a journey not a destination.  You don’t have to be great to start, but you do have to start to be great. Every mistake you make is still progress toward success.  Each step counts, and it is up to a person to choose what success means to them. A book sold to a …
                      There are a lot of theories out there discussing how to define and achieve success, but I would like to propose a simpler approach. How we achieve success as writers is ultimately dependent on how we choose to define success for ourselves. It seems innately human to seek “success” even if we don’t …
One of my favourite things about the holidays is turning on the radio and hearing some of my favourite Christmas carols, but also some original ones. They are expressions of joy, thanksgiving, love, and peace. What could be more inspiring than these fundamentally wonderful emotions? I don’t think it’s any coincidence that when I need …
  Sometimes writing stresses me out. I feel that the words don’t want to roll out. I feel the anxiety of trying to think of something that is worthwhile. As I sit here at my laptop trying to put into verse something that is already clear in my mind, I should have no incentive or …
It’s been a while since I shared a quote but really I think these two have sort of made my day.  It’s a couple of quotes from one of my favourite authors: Ernest Hemingway.  Of course, my focus is usually writing, but there is another important part of writing and that is editing.  I take …
Publishing isn’t about getting a book on to a shelf, at least not all the time. What publishing is about is getting those thousand thoughts into some type of hard document.  This is possibly not the easiest thing in the world to do, as most of my writing friends love their laptops or desktops or …
It is easy to get people to buy your book, but to get them to review your book is a different matter. It is not as easy, because to many readers this is extra effort unless they feel strong enough about a book.  Publishing your e-book for free is one thing almost anyone can do …
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