My Favorite Writing Advice ~ Make A Writer’s Contract

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Favorite writing advice: “Make a Writer’s Contract.” (you can read the whole article here) Who said it: Aimee Bender, novelist & creative writing professor Why: A Writer’s Contract basically outlines what you will do with your writing on a daily/weekly basis (like write so many hours a day, just weekdays/weekends, fiction only, in the mornings/afternoons/evenings, […]

It’s My Second Blogoversary!

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  Wow. Two years. Ridiculous how fast time goes by. Truly, I’m shocked writing this because it doesn’t feel like that much time at all. This is just a quick note to let you know that the vast majority (99.9%) of you are: amazing gifted & crazy talented supportive nurturing & encouraging stellar human beings […]

Ten Crucial Tips To Help You Get Your Book Reviewed

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So I did some research a while back on how to increase my chances of getting my novels reviewed and came up with 10 helpful tips. I’m focusing here on smaller venues for indie authors in particular. Bigger publications like Booklist & Publishers Weekly are fantastic, and you should absolutely try to get into them, […]

One Wild Life ~ Choose Faith, Not Fear

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  Choose Fear is thinking what I’m doing doesn’t matter, faith is me believing it matters and doing it. Fear is believing no one cares, faith is believing that at least one person does. Fear is believing that I don’t make a difference, faith is believing that at least one person is getting something from […]

My Favorite Writing Advice ~ Write Like A Mother****er

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Favorite writing advice: “Write like a mother****er.” Who said it: Dear Sugar (Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild) at TheRumpus.net  Why: Well, this past summer I got burned out and stopped writing because my thinking also got into a funk. I thought: who cares, what difference does it make, it’s never going to be good enough, […]