Tag : Writing Challenges

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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 …
A science nerd’s perspective on hearing and emotions            I asked my friend the other day how she experiences music (the question was purposely ambiguous). She responded very simply, “I hear and feel it”. This may not sound all that profound to most people, but for me it was a reminder …
A writer’s guide to flying A few days ago I set off for my first visit to the great and beautiful west of Canada from Toronto, Ontario. It was somewhat of a spontaneous flight, having only decided it and booked it the day before. For those who know me on a more personal level, this …
I have avoided this debate for a while now, but with several books on the way to being published this year and next, I have to face this question soon enough.  What should I do with my e-book and should I use a DRM for this one? When I published my first book, in 2011, …
Exercise can bring out the best and the worst in a person.  It can also help or hurt the other commitments in your life.   This month I’ve made a commitment to get more active.  Normally, this is something where I would put my mouth in gear, not my feet.  I also spent some time …
Thanks Lorraine, for guest blogging with this wonderful commentary about dealing with critiques when you don’t see yourself as a writer. ¬†Lorraine is a wonder writer who has done many 200,000 plus word stories online, so please give her a hand. ¬†We’re very thankful to have her here on Living a Life of Writing. First …
I’ve always been interested in the fact that some writers will proclaim that to get visitors to their blog means that they will make money with their books.  I would assume this to be true for writers who have a large following on Facebook should, in theory have plenty of book sales under their belt. …
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