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By Charles E Wells I’d like to thank Rebecca Emrich for letting me share my opinions on her blog, but be careful, I have a tricky sense of humor and I’m not afraid to use it. My first question to her when I accepted was, “What do I write?” I can best explain my concern …
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 …
            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 …
I could say that anything you do you can always do better, but that would sound a bit cliche.   Anyone can do anything that they try to and put their minds to, but at some point, all to often, there is something that “gives.”  You know that moment.  Take a blog for example. You …
“It’s all about money.”  “It is all about family.”  “It’s all about my book.”  “It’s all about editing.”  “It’s all about publishing.”  “It’s all about balance.”  “It’s all about success.”  “It’s all about you.”  What ever your reason to publish a book, you are the master. You have heard the term “self-publishing” before and probably …
What writers can learn from Choose Your Own Adventure books                                I don’t know how many people remember those stories that were called “Choose-Your-Own-Adventure,” but there is something to be said for relinquishing some of the writing control to an audience. It’s …
I have read and enjoyed a lot of books. I admit that I read anything that people ask me to read, and I read anything that strikes me as interesting.  What I don’t enjoy reading is something that makes me feel that I bought a too short book for the price I paid. I understand …
Years ago no one cared to admit that they might have self-published a book.  Years ago, to self-publish meant that you didn’t “have what it took” to find that publisher willing to take on your book, and when you shared with a potential reader that your book was self-published, the chances grew that they would not buy …
Sometimes, there are days when you wonder: what am I reading, and how does it affect my writing?  After all, you are a writer, and you look to other writers as an inspiration to improve, or build upon your writing.  You want to publish a better book so that you can follow your dreams, but …
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