Tag : Writing Challenges

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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 …
How to not get “Tangled” up in structure and embrace the creative process                 Sometimes the most creative and inspiring ideas come from the brainstorming that occurs when we just write. I have set a timer for 15 minutes and am hoping to write this post in that amount of time; I will post it …
Ever heard of the term “and then there are days?”  We’ve all had them, the day where nothing seems to go right and where nothing you planned works out the way you want it to, and you have to start writing a book- or doing something with it.  No matter how much you take on, …
Creativity is a lot like money for us writers: It doesn’t grow on trees… but we sure as heck wish it did! Some of this month we wanted to dedicate to the creative process and how to turn your creative ideas into something worthy of publishing.  As we have said before, not every idea is …
                It seems appropriate to talk about this particular challenge at the end of the month, with all the days of the month behind us but not REALLY.  When a writer’s life is balanced with their personal commitments. What I mean is that rather than just passing by, …
                Does anyone else remember that movie that came out about 6 years ago called “Doubt”? I remember being so excited to see it mostly because in my eyes Meryl Streep is an unparalleled goddess when it comes to acting. It was a movie that challenged a part of the human condition that seems to …
Quote by Winston Churchill There are always distractions for a writer. I’ve heard this phrase many times in my life, and it generally goes like this: “So when are you going to stop dreaming?”  Even after I’ve spent hours writing, and reading, and working on books, I still hear that phrase. I’m sure we’re all familiar …
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