Tag : Writing is Important

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Blogging, or being a blogger is a part of being a modern-day writer.  There is nothing wrong with what a writer has to say, but there is something wrong when you publish a post and people misunderstand what you are trying to convey. As writers, we love to think we’re great communicators, unfortunately this isn’t …
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 they …
I have, for the most part, enjoyed reading the writing of Terry Brooks. He is one of my favourite fantasy writers, and he is also one of the main reasons I became a writer.  Lately however, I’ve found myself going back to him and feeling a bit disenchanted by his newer works.  I still have …
I’ve written at length about how Facebook and Twitter, and other social media sites can hurt your bottom line or create a challenge for an author to continue to have book sales.  I’ve also written about how they can lose you your hard earned money if things go wrong. I’ve not dug deep into the …
I was working with two of my co-authors and now that the books have been sent to the editors, there was more work which needed to be done.  It’s not hard to write a book but it’s a lot harder to decide on book covers.  In a way we needed others to have a good …
There aren’t many people who would argue that the Beatles have influence- or rather don’t have influence.  Even fewer still would argue that they have never heard of them.  They are the most successful rock band of the 1960s—possibly of the twentieth century. I would also argue the twenty-first, but since there is much of …
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, …
Mention the name Malcolm Gladwell and you will probably get a few comments.  Everyone seems to have a point of view when it comes to his writing, be it good or bad.  To me, that is a mark of a good writer. It’s more than simply taking a look at what he does with ideas. …
Ruts are nasty beasts. We call them many things: writer’s block, disillusionment, burn out, needing a mental break.  Whatever we want to call it, it’s still a rut, a dark place no one wants to be in, but each of us will eventually find ourselves trapped in its talons.  We might see the light of …
That evil dreaded rut is hard on writers.  It’s that time when you call it writers’ block or when you can’t seem to decide what to do with some extra bit of draft that you can’t seem to let go of… the cliche, “It could always be worse!” rings true. This is most true when …
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