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14 reasons to be positive about your writing

I’ve said it a million times before and I’m going to say it again. There has never been a better time to be a writer. Don’t dismiss your dreams and ignore your intuition. Don’t listen to anyone who says there’s too much competition or it’s over for authors. Here are 14 Reasons to be positive about writing: You can write for the rest of your life. Margaret Atwood is 76 years and is still writing and experimenting. There is no wasted effort. Every time you put word to paper you’re improving. Whether it be developing the writing habit or learning the craft. Nothing is ever wasted. If you decide to self-publish. […]

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2016 Creative and Writing Goals

It’s that time of year again. After critiquing and assessing 2015 I’ve been thinking about the year ahead. I want 2016 to be a huge year. So here are my 2016 Creative and Writing Goals: 2016 Theme: Done is Better than Perfect.   Books to Complete: Kids workbook. At least 1. Adult Coloring Book. Finish Confessions of a Comperholic. Finish Active Affirmations. 2 X Novellas 2 X Adventure Thrillers. Writing: Write at least 500 words EVERY DAY. Write even when I don’t feel like it. Improve grammar and punctuation. Marketing and Sales: Master tracking pixels and Facebook ads. Master ROI on FB ads. Increase subscriber list by 5000 people. Sell 3000 books […]

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Smashwords Annual Survey and going into 2016

Going into 2016, you probably have so many plans your brain is going to burst. Or maybe you just want to finish that one book you’ve been working on for years (I hear you!). If you’re thinking about self-publishing in 2016 Smashwords is the place to go if you want a platform to manage all your listings. The following Slideshare presentation is from a survey conducted by Smashwords earlier in the year. You might think that the below data collected by Smashwords is out of date but I think it’s still relevant and there are so many golden nuggets to take away so enjoy.   2015 Smashwords Survey – How to Sell […]

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2015 Annual Review

My First Annual Review is here! As I’m such a geek and a ‘thinker’ I can’t wait to get down to the nitty gritty of 2015. Overall the year has been a wild ride with its ups and downs. All are part of the creative process and the creative life. I’m going to be looking at everything from books, blogging, content, self-publishing, social media and everything in-between. Here were my Writing and Creative Goals for 2015. WHAT WENT WELL IN 2015 My 2015 theme was ‘shipping’ and the second half of the year, it really clicked how important it is to finish things and get them out into the world. I self-published […]

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