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How to Attract up to 1000 New Subscribers to Your Blog ASAP!

In a very real way, I’m embarrassed to post this, but in another way—it needs to be done!

I recently had One Single Post bring in over a t h o u s a n d new subscribers and it reached tens of thousands of readers. I was stunned, shocked, and, you guessed it, astonished (all of the usual superlatives)! But looking back it’s not as surprising as it might seem, so today I’m going to reveal how I did it and how you can do it, too.

You want to know the funny thing about creating such a post? You don’t have to be a great writer to create one and any blogger can do it.

Dare to Share

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What it Really Means to be a Writer (The Truth, No More BS!)

If you’re not willing to suffer through hours, days, weeks and yes, even months of not being able to write anything useable, then I’ve got some shocking news for you, writing isn’t for you.

What is your passion?

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21 Quotes to Reignite Your Passion for Writing!

I hope you enjoy the quotes. Feel free to share, print, and re-post. Click images for the high resolution versions.

Writers Are Cool

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How to Write a First Draft that Rocks! (Using the 4 D’s)

The Internet seems to be of two general thought schools on the subject of first drafts.

They go like this:

One: The first draft is your brain-barf, pure, unadulterated word puke, a memory dump, Michelangelo’s block of marble. The writer’s job in the first drafting process is to get as much of it down on paper as humanly possible; it’s for second drafts and beyond to chip away at the mess left behind.

Two: Word-spew is for amateurs. Efficient writers who want to write real books and make money to write more books will plot out their drafts, making Excel spreadsheets full of color-coded scene lists, arranged by character and codified by act. First drafts are the upwellings of all this hard pre-work, and are polished, precise, and require minimal rework before being shipped to your agent or CreateSpace, whichever you prefer.

Can I offer a third way? I’ve nicknamed it the “Four D’s” – four elements that help make a first draft, even an unpolished one, coherent and complete.

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