Tag : Writing With Passion

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Self-publishing isn’t as easy as it seems. You need to forget everything you know about publishing online that you learned a few years or months ago, because everything has changed once again. The reality is that the writing you did a while ago is either not as useful or is outdated. Self-publishing standards of a …
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If you plan on publishing a book, you need to be clear. Lack of clarity can result in loss of future profits, as an unhappy reader will tell others not to read your writing and published works. This remains the case whether writing fiction or non-fiction.   What makes writing clear to the reader? The …
Reading Terry Brooks is a good way to relax. I have, for the most part, enjoyed reading the writings of Terry Brooks, and his many series. 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 …
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.  Use the technology wisely and it’s good for you, use it wrong and you’ll multiply your problems.  I’ve also written about how they …
A Rose by Any Other Name by Judy Croome Walking into a grocery store to buy some butter, we go straight to the aisle marked ‘Dairy’, choose the brand we prefer and head to the till to pay for it. Imagine how difficult shopping would be if we couldn’t name the item we wanted. Shop …
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 …
A science nerd’s perspective on hearing and emotions            I asked my friend the other day how she experiences music (the question was purposely ambiguous). She responded very simply, “I hear and feel it”. This may not sound all that profound to most people, but for me it was a reminder …
“Don’t give up just yet” I had been writing for a few years, and I had finally joined a writing class.  I felt I would do anything and I felt that my writing was good. I had paid for my online course, since at that time I was living in a fairly “out of the …
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. …
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