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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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February Selection: Book Cover Designs

Is it February already? A few of the books selected this month are coming out later in the year but they caught my eye so I’ve included them in the February edition book cover designs I’ve been lusting over. I’m currently designing a book cover for a project that is 3/4 finished and I must admit I could go on forever but at the end of the day you have to make a decision and ship. So here a few that caught my eye this month:   The Marked Girl by Lindsey Klingele  Description: Worlds collide in Lindsey Klingele’s debut young adult novel, The Marked Girl, an exciting fantasy tale turned […]

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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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