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9 Ways to Promote Your Writing Without Being a Jerk

I bet you’ve heard (real or imagined) that self-promotion is creepy, despicable and well, just plain wrong. Don’t do it. How dare you even consider it?! Don’t!

And two stamps of the left foot for extra measure.

My answer to such assertions against self-promotion is, quite simply, capital B – friggn’ – S! And I’ll tell you why…

Your work matters


The 3 Essentials That Determine Your Writing Success

Note: This is a guest post by Marcy McKay. If you’ve ever struggled with your writing, you can download her new and totally FREE book, Writing Naked: One Writer Dares to Bare All. Find her on Facebook.

Let’s face it, questions constantly haunt us about our writing: Is my work any good? – Will others like it? – Will I find a literary agent or editor?

There are so many outcomes beyond our control, but all that stinkin’-thinkin’ leads to…

Writing with your mind, body, and soul.


Words of Advice for The Aspiring Writer

Note: This is a guest post by Warren Adler. Warren is the author of The War of the Roses, his masterpiece fictionalization of a macabre divorce turned into the Golden Globe and BAFTA nominated dark comedy hit starring Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner and Danny DeVito. Be sure to check out Warren’s latest thriller Treadmill.

Advice for Aspiring Writers

Portrait of a Writer

For the aspiring writer in the middle to late 20th century the goal, however fantastical and mythical, was to write The Great American Novel.

What this meant was that we passionately burned to be recognized as a kind of literary phenomenon. We wanted our books to be bestsellers, have our novels adapted into films, and were somewhat schooled in the reality of the marketplace and the odds against realizing such a dream…


21 of the Best Quotes On Writing By Stephen King

Writing isn’t about making money, getting famous, getting dates, getting laid, or making friends. In the end, it’s about enriching the lives of those who will read your work, and enriching your own life, as well.

― Stephen King

In this post I present you with 21 of my personal favorite quotes (lessons, really) from Stephen King’s brilliant book, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft, and 21 interesting and fun facts about Uncle Stevie.

Quotes by Stephen King On Writing