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How to Be Loved for the Work You Love to Do

Note: This is a post by Dana Sitar, a freelance blogger and indie author of “A Writer’s Bucket List: 99 things to do for inspiration, education, and experience before your writing kicks the bucket.” She shares resources, tips, and tools for writers in search of a path at DIYWriting.

I recently realized what it really means to love the work you do. I’ve been dragged out of my comfort zone for the first time in a while and forced to run my writing business on the bare minimum — which, beautifully, means everything falls by the wayside while the actual writing comes starkly back into focus.



9 Tips On How To Totally Crush Writer’s Block

I’ve read far too many times from some authors that Writer’s block doesn’t exist. And I’ve even read from a few who stated that because there wasn’t a word for it before the 1900’s it can’t exist. You know, I’m sure there was a time when there wasn’t a word for “Fire” but that didn’t stop “it” from burning down forests after lightning struck.

Writer’s block exists. Let’s get that out in the open before we delve into how to totally crush the heck out of it. If you’ve ever been stuck, unable to write, or at a loss for words, you’ll want to read this.



10 Ways to Leave Your Comfort Zone and Write!

When you feel like you can’t write another word, or the words you are writing don’t feel fresh and inspiring, it’s time to leave your comfort zone.



Why So Many Blogs and Books Utterly and Completely Fail!

Yesterday I watched one of the weirdest, most unprofessional, and perhaps the dumbest Youtube videos ever. Then I looked at the number of views and it has to date over 28 million views. Okay, I’ve changed my mind, it’s brilliant.

Most of the highest grossing movies of the year will be panned by critics, much less considered for an award by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and yet, they will earn more money than you and I could earn in ten lifetimes. And they’ll likely earn far more than the actual winners of academy awards.

Who is fooling who? It’s a travesty! Isn’t it? Maybe not.



6 Quick Tricks to Help You Tighten Up Your Writing

Note: This is a post by C. S. Lakin, she is a multipublished 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—Say What? The Fiction Writer’s Handy Guide to Grammar, Punctuation, and Word Usage—is designed to help writers get a painless grasp on grammar.

Writers often think about tightening their writing. Just what does that mean? And how is it done? Is there a way that writers can tighten up their writing without losing their voice or compromising their writing style?



One Way To Find Your Passion And Avoid This Deadly Trap!

A lot of people are finding out that following their passion is fraught with difficulty, pain and suffering, and sometimes it’s unbearable. But what if they’re mistaken and it’s not their passion that they are following?

Whatever your dream is, that’s your passion. Right? Not so fast. That’s not always the case and if you’re someone who has fallen for this trap it could be the reason you are miserably following the wrong path.