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Why Failure IS an Option for Writers (and everyone else!)

“Failure is not an option.”

We hear it all the time. People have even made T-shirts with that motto. And by saying it’s not an option, we associate failure as a negative thing.

But what if it were an option?

Failure IS an Option


Doubt Is The Writer’s Troll (How To Defeat It!)

Note: This post is by Jackie Johansen, she is a writer who combines personal development with actionable writing strategies. She is the creator of the ebook, Is Writing a Struggle? How to Author the Words that Inspire the World. Get it free at FinallyWriting.com.

I begin writing by feeling inspired, motivated and with an idea that is pushing on my insides, full of potential, wanting and needing to be expressed. The words start flowing, and my fingers dance across the keyboard.

However, inevitably, my fingers begin to slow-down and eventually they come to a complete stop. I feel deflated, uninspired and full of doubt…

Doubt Fear Writing


Interview with Seth Godin

American Way Magazine calls him, “America’s Greatest Marketer,” and you probably know him as the world’s greatest blogger. Seth Godin is the Author of 14 bestselling books, founder of Squidoo, and he’s an inspiration to countless marketers, bloggers and writers around the world.

Seth says more meaningful stuff that matters than anyone else, with fewer words than anyone else, and when I recently asked him the below questions for Positive Writer‘s launch, he was true to form with concise, yet profound answers.

Seth Godin’s Homepage


5 Kick In The Pants Tips About Guest Blogging You Need To Know

Note: This is a guest post by Jennifer Brown Banks, she is an award-winning blogger, ghost writer, and popular relationship columnist. She enjoys cooking, karaoke, and reading. Visit Jennifer at Pen and Prosper.

It’s certainly no secret to today’s writers that guest blogging provides a great way to build their platform and amplify their “voice.” Top bloggers like Leo Babauta of Zen Habits and Darren Rowse, in fact, highly recommend it.

Still, very few writers reap the potential benefits of guest blogging, due to their approach and a lack of awareness of how to “work smarter, not harder.”

With this in mind, today I’ll share a few ways to increase your blogging I.Q. and ultimately your bottom line.

guest blogging tips