Tag : Writing Goals

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You’re about to have a book published.  Are you ready for this event? You might be thinking at the moment, the book is finished, it’s been edited, it’s been re-edited and then it’s been looked over by others, and the cover looks great and it’s all done.  There aren’t many mistakes, and for the most …
When I heard that the winner of the 2015 Canada Reads contest was Ru: A Novel by Kim Thuy, I was a little shocked. The buzz around the literary world was that Thomas King’s The Inconvenient Indian was being touted as the strongest book. It is a strong book, and I encourage people to read …
Are you writing blogs because you want to write or for something else? This is a challenge- using an old typewriter It’s not as if you can interact with each person in the world, and even if you could, there is the problem with time zones, and languages, and just about every other type of …
Writing well on the Internet simply means being smart about it. For most people writing on the web, is about blogging, and for many this will be about making money. Some love, and will swear by Google AdSense, and others will focus on selling their books. Whatever they want there is one factor which can make …
You don’t know or you don’t care; it’s published and now you’ve got time to do everything else. This isn’t about the people who have just started in the publishing world and don’t have a book out yet, but rather the self-publishers who have been around for a while, and spend time complaining that nothing …
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. …
                     A couple years ago blogging was a foreign concept to me. I had read the occasional travel blog by a friend, but the idea of an ongoing blog seemed rather daunting. I also didn’t have much faith in myself as a writer or my ideas. …
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 …
Publishing a book is simple: If it mean sending a manuscript to potential literary agents or publishers who might pick up your book, and sell it to readers. Success in publishing a book, however; is an entirely different matter- the same is true with self-publishing a book.  This month, we are focusing on self-publishing success, …
When life hands you lemons make lemonade. Use your compass I’m sure we’ve all heard that old cliche.  Like most people I never understood that concept; I understood that we all have challenges in our lives, and that we should be positive, and learn from them.  Challenges are a guide, a compass directing us toward …
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