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14 Awesome, Audacious and Inspiring Quotes (Memes)

One of the things I enjoy doing when publishing a new book is creating a few memes (easy to share pictures with famous or popular quotes on them) and share them via my blog and various social networks.

The memes I created for The Audacity to be a Writer are themed Awesome, Audacious and Inspiring Quotes. I hope you enjoy them.


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A Survivor’s Guide to Writing

I’ve been frozen with fear lately. My fingers and brain have felt paralyzed with my latest book….


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50 Inspiring Articles on Writing that Could Change Your Life

The first quality that is needed is audacity.  – Winston Churchill (Tweetable)

I am pleased to announce the publication of The Audacity to be a Writer: 50 Inspiring Articles on Writing that Could Change Your Life.

It’s a compilation of Positive Writer’s most popular articles and guest posts published on blogs such as: Goins Writer, The Write Practice, Helping Writers Become Authors and Bestseller Labs. Several brilliant bloggers who published their work on Positive Writer are included. Bloggers who you’re likely familiar with…

The Audacity to be a Writer!

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How to Give Your Novel a Kicker of a Concept

Note: This is a guest post by C.S. Lakin, she is a multi-published best-selling novelist and writing coach. She works full-time as a copyeditor and critiques about two hundred manuscripts a year. She teaches writing workshops and gives instruction on her award-winning blog Live Write Thrive. Her new book—The 12 Key Pillars of Novel Construction—is designed to help writers learn the secrets of cinematic technique. *1 lucky commenter on this post will win a digital copy of C.S. Lakin’s new book!

Every great novel starts with a basic idea.

You could phrase an idea by starting with “What if . . . ?” What if a comet was about to crash into Earth and scientists had to find a way to destroy it? What if a man on death row was innocent and only one person believed him? What if a woman fell in love with a man and it turned out he was her brother?

Writing Idea

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What Joss Whedon Can Teach You About Writing (The Avengers Writer)

As a writer, I am prone to doubting myself, my writing, and whether or not the Earth is round.

In fact, on the days when I can’t string a few sentences together to save my life, I become convinced that the world is flat. In other words, I doubt the truth. I doubt I am a writer. On those days I give up, throw my pages in the air, and go sulk on the sofa while half watching a grandiose movie like, The Avengers.

Have you ever had days like that? I hope you haven’t had too many. If you have, I have some good news for you…

What Joss Whedon Can Teach You About Writing

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5 Ways to Start Living an Awesome Life Worth Writing About

Note: This is a guest post by Susan Shain (@Susan_Shain), she is a travel blogger and freelance writer who contributes to The Write Life, a website that helps writers make a living from their craft. You can sign up for their newsletter here.

The best writing usually comes from personal experience. Doesn’t it? So then, how do you live an AWESOME life worth writing about?

As a travel blogger, I constantly ask myself this question. And no matter what type of writing you do, I bet you’ve asked yourself the same thing?

How to Live a Life Worth Writing About

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3 Super Easy Tricks to Empower Your Writing

I made an important realization recently. I couldn’t seem to focus when I tried to write. I felt anxious and worried, while my thoughts and my stomach whirled together…

the power of now

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This is the Most Important Goal (ever) for Writers!

I have a specific goal this year. It’s the most important goal I have ever set for myself as a writer, as an entrepreneur, and, quite honestly, as a person.

And if I may be so bold, I think, maybe, just maybe, it could be the most important goal you set for yourself, too. Then again, you might think I’ve gone and lost my mind.

Let's finish what we started.

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The Bulletproof Guide to Free Writing (And 10 Tips for Getting Started)

Note: This is a guest post by Bryan Collins. Bryan is a writing coach on a mission to teach people how to become writers. He will also help you finish what you started with his book A Handbook for the Productive Writer. Get your exclusive free samples today.

I’m stuck. This isn’t any good. I can’t think of an idea.

Almost every practicing writer faces these negative thoughts at one stage or another. If you’re struggling with writer’s block, if your internal editor is holding you back, or if your current writing project is troublesome, there is a solution.

Free your writing!

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Writing Contest: How Writing Has Positively Influenced YOUR Life

It’s that time again. Time for a new writing contest…


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