Tag : Writing for a Living

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fishbowl and fish
Do you think about social media and how to network? For lack of a better term- publishing a blog post is “now”, because once you have spent a good hour doing the research and writing it up, you can get it out to your readers.  You can promote it on the various social networking sites, …
The first of the Teen Reads Challenge titles takes me into the future.  It doesn’t say the year but the mention of World Wars that haven’t occurred and the name changes of the States leads me to believe that this new “world” of the The Selection is indeed a future one.  The society is broken …
Do you want to publish a great blog? Step one is easy: gather as much information as you can find before beginning to publish more on your blog.   Write it down. Use Google Analytics as a starting point. Step Two is the action step: by now you have used your Google Analytics account along …
I’m very independent. Obnoxiously so. If I can teach myself how do  something I will get the tools I need. Sometimes tools are as simple as directions from Grandma on how to make her soup or words of advice on a subject from a parent. Tools can be physically heavy objects that you cart around …
This is a business. This is your business.  You are the creator of your business. As professional writers we’ve all read this so many times, but part of your business and creating your business if the art of changing plans mid way. We might not like it, for example, when a book doesn’t seem to …
In general, most writers publish their work with the intent of earning some income.  The idea is that over time they publish more and there will be a snowball effect that happens to them. That vision of money and not having to work outside the home is a powerful motivator.  Publishing, can be the means …
The comment can be made that writers are a bit obsessed with writing, and promoting this writing.  what they don’t think about, at least at first is how they are a brand. Writers are creative people by nature and the thought of not writing scares them.  It is their heart and their soul. This begin …
Inertia is the resistance of any physical object to any change in its state of motion, including changes to its speed and direction. It is the tendency of objects to keep moving in a straight line at constant velocity. There are many people who love the concept of inertia– some are writers, some are simply …
Content: 1) Write. Blogging Quote by Darren Rowse 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 …
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. …
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