Tag : Writing Challenges

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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 process again— with another manuscript. …
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 take …
With the many choices of tablets on the market which tablet would I recommend to writers?  Simple.   iPad. Like this one; Apple iPad Air MD788LL/B (16GB, Wi-Fi, Silver). When you open the box everything is simple-. The cable to charge your device, simple. Can be plugged in either way. No need to fumble with which way …
“Is writing about money or being more professional?” This is an excellent question and one that several people have asked over the course of me writing for this blog. As such, I want to give it the air time it deserves. Over the next couple posts we will examine this issue in more detail and …
True success is a labyrinth. It takes action. It takes logic. it takes perseverance. And it takes courage. A moving maze Granted, my experience with labyrinths is pretty much restricted to a yearly corn maze adventure around Halloween and enjoying some James Dashner, and his book The Maze Runner on a cold wintery day, but …
The challenge of publishing and why perseverance pays off If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. End of post. Just kidding. But to be honest, sometimes we all need a reminder that persevering will pay off in the end. There are so many clichés like the one above, that have been around for years …
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, …
Do you want to improve traffic to your blog? Would you even like to make money with this blog? In this case you need a good deal of luck as well as a great blog with a lot of well-read older blog posts that people will still go and read.  You will need to have …
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. …
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