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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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Writers Doubt by April Klasen

“What is left to say about writing that hasn’t been summed up by more talented and more successful writers?” The tips for starting and finishing a novel, tutorials for self-publishing, learning to network with your blog… it’s already out there. All of the ideas have been thought up and turned into franchises. Now, I could regurgitate all of this information again, bore people with pros and cons of going solo in the publishing world. Or I could pose a question. “What is the point in writing when there is nothing new to say?” This is the beginning of a writer’s doubt. I am not a psychologist and I’ve only sort […]

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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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