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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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Play the Game, Know the Score

What is the game of ‘Writer’? Learning the craft, reading, blogging, building an audience, building a subscriber list? Working Actively towards your goals with Patience, working consistently, having a long term view, growing and evolving. The Game is probably all of the above and more. Complicated, simple and yet different for everyone. And just when you thought you were two steps forward, you’re three steps back. The Game pauses and waits for us for when we get back to it. We fall down ladders, skip ahead, cheat, steal, win, lose. Still we have to play The Game. Amor Fati – Love your Fate It’s all necessary and part of The Game. […]

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What do you want to do with your life?

What happened in Paris on Friday night was one of the most horrific things I’ve seen. Horrifying for the people involved but also terrifying as any one of us can be targeted anytime anywhere. I don’t want to get political or take away from the victims but one thing I have released is this…. Life is short and I don’t want to spend it doing things I’m not passionate about. I value freedom and creative work and thats the life I want to pursue. So I throw the baton to you….. What do you really want to do with your life? If it is to write or just write one […]

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How to create and self-publish a Print Book

There comes a time in every Indie-author ‘s life when you are going to have to create a print edition of a book or you just want to create a stand alone print book. The following is a quick guide on how to use Createspace to create and self-publish a print book. What is Createspace? Createspace is a print-on-demand platform to make and distribute your books, CD’s and DVD’s. According to the Createspace website: Through our services, you can sell books, CDs, and DVDs for a fraction of the cost of traditional manufacturing, while maintaining more control over your materials. We make it simple to distribute your books, music, and video through […]

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