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Five Things that Stop You from Sharing Your Work (and the dead-simple solutions to all of them)

Note: This is a guest post by Christine Niles. She likes to make up stories before the crack of dawn, and she works with authors to publish and launch books by the light of day. Christine helps determined writers take their next step at www.writersnextstep.com. Follow her on Twitter @croyseniles.

You’ve felt it, haven’t you?

It starts as a tremble in your fingers. Maybe you feel a funny little flutter below your stomach. But then as you hover over the Publish button, you just can’t click.

Fear of finishing.


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Do THIS to Improve your Writing

This post is by Positive Writer contributor Marcy McKay.

Writers write. That’s what we do. We write, write, write. We’re supposed to make time for our craft because the more we practice, the better we become.

There’s something else writers should do in order to be our very best, but I haven’t been making time for it and I’m suffering the consequences. I’ve felt mentally shaky and out of balance. Yes, I know that’s a regular day at the office for many creatives, but my anxiety had cranked up several notches.

To be a great writer, you need to…


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The Three Hardest Things About Writing (and the Solutions)

Note: This post is by The Magic Violinist.

Writing is hard, plain and simple. There are days when it comes easy, when every word you type is gold and every page is poetry. But let’s be honest with ourselves here, most of the time you have to fight with every ounce of creative energy you have to get your ideas onto paper. And there are three things in particular that make the process so difficult.


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It’s the Most Important Word in Writing for a Living

Note: This is a guest post by Tim Leffel. Tim is a veteran blogger, editor, and freelancer. He is the author of Travel Writing 2.0, now in its second edition. He interviews successful writers at the accompanying blog and runs the Travel Writing Overdrive course.

What’s a word that starts with a P and is essential to a writer’s success? While many colorful words may come to mind, the real P-word is rather mundane:


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How To Turn Your Story Into A Captivating Bestseller

Thinking of writing your story? Many people are. In fact, of all the people for whom writing a book is on their bucket list, compiling their own life events into a memoir is the most idealized genre.

It has a lot to do with making our stamp on the earth, leaving something behind that can live on through the decades. Words remain when so much else falls away.


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15 Clever Offline Marketing Ideas for Authors You’ll Want to Use!

Note: This is a guest post by Shayla Eaton, an expert editor, seasoned writer, and author-centric coach, she works one-on-one with self-published authors, having edited nearly three hundred books. She is the owner of Curiouser Editing, where she offers top-notch publishing guidance for authors and their books, and the president of the Curiouser Author Society, an exclusive community for serious indie authors.


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What Do You Love Most About Writing?

You’re a writer and you love writing. Right? It’s hard work, sure, but you know you love it.

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I’m a Writer! But I Feel Like a Fake, A Ridiculous Phony

I’m going to catch hell for this one, like Jerry Maguire.

How to Become The Writer You Were Always Meant To Be

What would you do if you could see into your future? To see your wins and your losses before they actually happen.

What would you learn from your mistakes and blunders, and your most pain-wrenching failures?


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31 of the Best Books on Creativity: EVER!

It’s time for you to create something absolutely awesome, and these books will help!

Books on Creativity650

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