Tag : Writing Challenges

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Content: 1) Write. Simple and effective, and often not done as much as people would like to admit to.  Write a post on your blog, then post it.  Write a few pages of a novel or a non-fiction book, but write.  This is the foundation to ‘content.’  Next, edit the content for any problems you …
Are you an intuitive writer? For a writer, there is a cycle to writing and publishing books, it begins when he starts to write a book, edit it, have it beta read, re-edit, and begin the submission process- with the intent to have the book published.  A writer isn’t done yet- he must repeat this …
  take one step at a time In my last post on positive thinking, I described a mental exercise to help rid those plagued with negative thoughts with more useful, positive ones. The process of relaxation techniques and mental imagery demands great effort, will power, and practice, before results are attained.  The key is to …
I’ve been told I’m not the greatest at straight talking.  I’m a rather cryptic person when it comes to my personal Facebook page, because if you don’t know what’s going on I’m really not in the mood to explain it to you.  Except this concept doesn’t work all that well when it comes to communication, …
I have had a hard time dealing with blank pages.  I have wonderful ideas, but then I get a pen and paper, or sit in front of my computer and… nothing.  Not one idea flows.  I would argue that in terms of “flow” Death Valley has more of a flowing river than I do when …
You need to forget everything you know about publishing online that you learned a few years or months ago, because everything has changed once again. The reality is that the writing you did a while ago is either not as useful or is outdated. Self-publishing standards of a few months ago are no longer valid. …
Why it is so hard to self-publish and earn money on a book?  I’ve heard so many numbers, I’m not sure what to think. This is one of the reader questions submitted for this month.  It seems like a simple question, because it seems to some it is hard making money self-publishing a book. It’s …
Reflecting on your own perspectives on writing and your life as a writer I feel like we can’t have a month where we talk about perspectives on writing without challenging ourselves about our own perspectives on our writing and our life as writers. I find it harder and harder to consolidate for myself what it …
I was having a nerdy debate with a friend of mine a few weeks ago. It was one of those arguments that starts because your eyebrow raises when a friend uses a word inappropriately or in an improper context. He was saying that he lives a “precarious lifestyle.” Now I have only ever heard the …
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 …
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