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Time to Love Your Writer’s Block (Seriously)

Is it time for you to love your writer’s block?

What? Are you crazy?

Okay, maybe not love it. I mean, writer’s block is a terrible thing. It likes to sit between you and a deadline. Between you and finishing your first manuscript. Or between you and the publisher’s advance upon delivery of the second book in your series.  It’s an obstacle you have to overcome to reach your goals.

Right?

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99cent BTS Writing Books Madness! (Very Limited Time)

I’m going to do something crazy in this post, but it’s worth it, and I’m pretty sure you’ll appreciate it. If you do, feel free to share this with your friends.

Before we get to the 99cent books madness, allow me to clarify the why first… (I wasn’t going to do it, but I finally did.)

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What Joan of Arc Taught Me About Writing

Today was an astonishingly wonderful day. One of the best. Ever. Perhaps even life changing.

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7 Super Simple Blogging Tips You NEED to Know

When you want to start a blog for the first time you tend to have tons of ideas to write about, I know I did, but then POOF, 99% of them disappear once it’s finally time to post content.

Don’t you hate that?

So you need a few tips to help get you started with blogging, or to reignite your passion for it?

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4 Ways to Write Interesting and Attract New Readers

Note: This is a guest post by Wesley Banks, he’s the author of Hope In Every Raindrop, and blogs at WesleyBanksAuthor when he’s not out on an adventure with his dog, Story. ~

I recently read several articles from authors detailing their book launch successes and failures.

I was hoping I’d click on the blog post and there’d be some magical to-do list that I could follow and quickly propel myself up Amazon’s best-seller list on my first launch day. Unfortunately there was no such list…

Interesting Stories

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What I Learned about Being a Creative Person from Meeting Tom Cruise

With Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation in theaters I thought it’d be fun to repost this article I wrote a couple years ago about Tom Cruise and the art of being yourself.

Have you ever wondered how to express yourself artistically in a way that captures the hearts and ignites the imagination of other people? I have, and I learned the secret as to how when I met Tom Cruise.

Tom Cruise as Maverick

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Writers, Why You Must Beware of the Rejectionists or Risk Utter Failure

There’s a new bandwagon in the writing community, actually, it’s in nearly every community. The trend dictates that it’s okay to fail, in fact, it’s not just okay – you should expect to fail. And if you’re not careful you might jump on, tricked into not living your passion and not striving to achieve your goals.

Indeed, failure is imminent. I’ve even stated as much. But there’s a problem and I discovered it the hard way. (It’s always the hard way, isn’t it?)

Expecting Failure is Not Okay

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How to Care for Your Writing Muse

~ Note: This is a guest post by Lisa Tener, she is the recipient of the Silver Stevie Award for Mentor/Coach of the Year 2014. For a free guided visualization to connect with your inner muse, click here. You can also read Lisa’s book writing blog or find her articles on writing and publishing on the Huffington Post. ~

As writers, we often expect our inner muse to produce on demand. Sometimes it works and sometimes…you know…it starts with feeling a little blocked, turns into dread, you pass by your desk feeling guilty, and then you let the papers pile on your desk to completely avoid writing.

Nature is a powerful writing stimulant.

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How To Thrive as a Writer (But First You Will Fail)

I’m not always comfortable admitting this, but I make mistakes all the time. Some are major blunders, and some are not that serious. All of them make me feel like an idiot on some level. Sometimes I wish I would never fail, make a mistake, or stub my darn toe again.

And yet, without the potential for failure, and actually falling on my face more than a few times, I would never have had any successes. I would never have tried harder, better, and strived to thrive. In fact, I would not have created this blog, and published any books on writing, and tried to connect with you on such a personal level.

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Moving Towards Audacious (Grand Prize Winner)

I want to take a moment today to thank everyone who entered the recent mini writing contest. Thank you! If you didn’t find the time to enter, that’s okay, a new writing contest will be starting soon and you can enter that one if you like.

The aspiring writer

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