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How to write a book and not go crazy

The hardest part of writing a book is the actual writing. Writing is everything from plotting, editing, brainstorming and of course putting the words on the page. And then there’s all the time constraints we have and obligations we must keep up. Then throw in your creative hunger which keeps tugging away, giving you heart palpitations in the middle of the night and great ideas at the wrong times. It’s enough to drive you crazy! And writing a book can do that to you. It’s not easy to write a book but it shouldn’t steal your sanity. So here is my guide on how to write a book and not […]

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Eight reasons why I want to be like Joanna Penn

One of my virtual mentors is Joanna Penn and while it’s a little embarrassing to say, I want to be just like her. Over the years I’ve watched her rise to an authority in the Indie Author ranks, now turning over 6 figures a year in her business, Joanna is a total inspiration. I discovered Joanna Penn from The Creative Penn in my cubicle around 2011. I can’t remember how I stumbled upon her website but I downloaded her Author 2.0 Blueprint and began reading it one weekend. This is when I discovered self-publishing and the penny dropped like a ton of bricks. You can self-publish a book? There’s a […]

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11 Mood Boosters for Writers

Are you in a writing funk? Need a booster to kick start your writing metabolism? You’ve come to the right place. You love writing. You know the book or books you want to create. You can feel it. You know it in your bones what you want to achieve. But you keep giving into distractions and you constantly question everything. Being in a writing funk is like a dark cloud hanging over you. I spent a whole year being PA and not writing one word. I thought about it every minute of the day. I had the time (I was a PA for gods sake). Every month that went by […]

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FYI: Buying is not writing

Often the solution to many of our problems is to buy something to solve it. When we need to lose weight we buy a program, book or app to help us. Often we know what the answer is but we fall into the trap of buying another writing course, book, tool, app, conference or coach who we think can help us. Maybe this time it will be that secret weapon we needed all along. So we binge on buying products we never needed in the first place. The worst part of going on a creative product binge is the aftermath. When those books get left on the shelf. To do […]

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