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Thoughts on being an author and the craft of writing.

Takeaways from the 2017 20 Books Vegas Conference

By | November 26th, 2017|Categories: Writing|Tags: , , |

The indie author community is strong and thriving! Do you have what it takes to make a living with your writing? Find out my takeaways from the 2017 20 Books Vegas Conference. In early November, my husband and I flew to Las Vegas to attend the first annual conference of the 20Booksto50K Facebook group. The first official [...]

How to Manage Comparisonitis

By | October 9th, 2017|Categories: Writing|

As we journey down the path of becoming successful authorpreneurs, we often get caught up in comparing ourselves to others who seem to be ahead of us. Known as “comparisonitis,” it’s easy to let feelings of inferiority get in the way of moving forward.  I like to imagine an actual little devil on my shoulder whispering [...]

7 Unusual Writing Prompts

By | September 30th, 2017|Categories: Writing|

Scrambling for a writing idea or just looking to shake things up? Try the following unusual writing prompts the next time you need creative inspiration. 1. Reinvent History https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Saschaporsche Can you twist history? If your character lived in ancient Rome, she would have changed the way they______? Or reinvent an old classic. Why is [...]

5 Reasons Why You Should Not Quit Writing

By | September 24th, 2017|Categories: Writing|Tags: , , , , |

Writing is tough enough on a good day. When you have a bad day, negative thoughts can spiral out of control. You may be tempted to give up, but do not quit writing! Faced with challenges, it seems like nothing goes your way. Rising expenses, a never-ending to-do list, a rude coworker, not enough time. The [...]