Tag : Writing is Important

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I was working with my co-author 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, they covey a powerful message that one would normally not see, being …
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 …
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 …
You have one chance and one chance alone to impress a person with your writing and, what is more important, to earn money on your published book. For most writers this sounds like a challenge — in a good way.  Just write something (or something more) and publish it.  If you want to, you can …
            It’s true we all get stuck in ruts, not being able to navigate our way out successfully no matter how hard we try. I think we can all agree with Rebecca that the best way to emerge as a new and refreshed writer is to challenge yourself to be better. But how do we …
Admit it: you’ve hit a writing rut.  A very wide, very deep rut.  One that right about now seems to be far too deep to find a way out of it.  Everything seems to blah, and so… maybe if you try new something- but not really, you don’t have the spark the feeling of passion …
Taking a look back on our writing journey this past year                 As we approach a new year and a chance for great resolutions, I thought it would be a good idea to look back on some of the key things we have focused on; from marketing, to self-publishing, and even fan fiction. There’s no …
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