Tag : Writing Challenges

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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. …
It is not enough to have a blog and a website to earn money.  It is not enough to have some semblance of social media presence when you are an author.  There is a lot more at stake than a few dollars. I have paid a lot more attention to my website in the last …
It’s not uncommon for a self-published author to want to promote their newly published book in some way- oftentimes too much. Most authors, if they are self-published or not will say that one of the most important things that they need to do is promote their books.  Enter social media.  It’s not that hard to …
Blogging can be a hobby, a pastime, a business or a a combination of all of them as a blog grows and changes.  The important aspect is: Comments. A few days ago, I  had a serious discussion with a friend of mine who has been writing, and publishing a blog for as many years as …
I’m a creative person now love me!  Have you ever noticed there is this little inconvenient phenomenon that occurs whenever you are in a crunch for time or under pressure and it seems like you just can’t write? We spoke about this a little bit when we looked at stress and how it affects creativity, but I …
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