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Thoughts on being an author and the craft of writing.

Six Surprising Ways to Boost Your Creative Energy

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Want to boost your creative energy? Albert Einstein said, “Creativity is intelligence having fun.” Do you consider yourself a creative person? As a writer and creative entrepreneur, I’m always seeking ways to boost my creative energy. Here are 6 unexpected ways I’ve found to amp up my energy and keep my creative energy going throughout the [...]

5 Reasons Why Writers Should Feel Good About the Future

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Writers should feel good about the future. It’s hard to keep a positive outlook when the media feeds us fear and negativity. Good news doesn’t sell, but there’s a lot to be excited about especially when it comes to technology innovations. Here are 5 reasons you should feel good about the future. 1. Today’s children are [...]

Increase Word Count with This Simple, Free Tracking Tool

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I often hear from writers who are struggling to find time to write. Many of us lead busy lives with families, day jobs, and everything else life throws our way. How do we make writing a consistent habit? There is a way to increase word count using a simple, free tool which you can download by [...]

Create Space in Your Life to Become a More Productive Writer in 3 Steps

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How does one become a more productive writer? Often, I found myself banging my head against the wall as I struggled to find time for writing. Or when I faced a blank sheet of paper and felt creatively drained. Recently I've increased my word count significantly. I discovered how to create space in my own life to write [...]

How to Survive NanoWriMo. Learn How to Stay Sane

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  November 1 came around. You started NanoWriMo like a champ. This time, your outline was ready. You wrote every day and the words flowed forth onto your screen until...you lost your sanity. Perfectly normal when trying to write at least 1,667 words per day for an entire month!  You are not alone! You can survive NaNoWriMo and [...]

Climb Out of the Writer Cave

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Dear writer, writing is tough. You know it's not easy, you work hard, and yet still struggle. We must not give up. Keep fighting your way out of the cave!

Track Your Social Media Presence

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Marketing a book is one of the toughest and most time-consuming parts of being an indie author. When book launch time comes, you'll find yourself posting to various social media platforms (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc). And it doesn't stop on your launch day. You must maintain a presence in the early stages of your book [...]

How to Become a Better, More Productive Writer

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I'm a new author who has published two books this year with another on the way in mid-December. I self-published on my own. Other than editing and cover design, I did everything myself including launch and promotion. I shared the following tips on how to become a better, more productive writer recently in my book, Author Unleashed: Simple Strategies to Write Your Book--Fast.

5 Tips to Make Writing Every Day a Habit

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Whether you want to write a book, start a blog, or create compelling web content, you need practice. However, writing every day can be a tough habit to form. Life inevitably gets in the way. Here are some of the strategies I used to write every day until it became habit.

Video: 6 Steps to Write Your Book

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Writing a book is a tremendous accomplishment. Whether you dream of being an author, or whether you're an entrepreneur who wants to increase sales and demonstrate your authority--writing a book doesn't have to be complicated. In fact, you can write a book in as little as 30 days.