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Don’t Let Negative Feedback Stop You – 5 Helpful Tips

“Feedback” is a word that strikes dread in creative people the world over.  It is our proverbial “Boo!” and it really can scare the crap out of us.

Most of us crave feedback. We want to know our work matters to someone other than ourselves. Don’t we?

And yet, too many of us share our work at the wrong time and with the wrong people. Doing this we tend to bring forth the words we dread the most, such as “You’re work sucks, I hate it – get a day job!”

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Write to Done – Top 10 Blogs for Writers 2012

You know how it is. You wake up in the morning, make your way to the kitchen, get the coffee started and then finally check your email – not expecting anything too surprising.

Yesterday, when I opened my email I was stunned.



How to Unlock Your Creativity and Stop Feeling Like A Failure

You’re a creative person with ideas bursting at the seams of your mind and your synapses are firing like the fourth of July.

But it’s a lot of fireworks with little to show for all the stimulation.

Let’s change that and unlock the creative you.

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Interview with Guy Kawasaki Author of APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur

I am happy to present you with an interview with the one and only, Guy Kawasaki author of APE, Enchantment, What the Plus!, and nine other books. Guy is also the co-founder of Alltop.com, an “online magazine rack” of popular topics on the web. Previously, he was the chief evangelist of Apple and worked directly for Steve Jobs.


39 Great Books on Writing

Kill your darlings, kill your darlings, even when it breaks your egocentric little scribbler’s heart, kill your darlings.

Stephen King, On Writing

Only Stephen King can put the truth into perspective quite like that. He kind of scares me, but then he scares most people. Stephen scares us by telling the truth and as we all know, there’s nothing scarier than honesty.

In this post you’ll find a list of books I’ve put together on writing. If you want to tell your truth, then there are books on this list that will help you do that.


How Writers Can Deal With and Overcome Rejection

Sometimes I sit here staring at the blank screen unable to create. It begs for a word or two, any words will do.

The loss of words, of a will to write, can be so unbearable.

Have you ever experienced the hurt that comes with rejection, feeling that what you are creating doesn’t matter, that it’s pointless and no one cares?

Cathedral of Trier


How To Create An Ebook (or Manifesto) That Will Go Viral

100,000 sounds like a pretty good number of downloads for an eBook, don’t you think?

One. Hundred. Thousand. And counting.

That’s the number of downloads my first free eBook reached earlier this year. Would you like to know how to get that many downloads or more for your next eBook?

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How to Not Destroy Your Creativity! Lessons from Steve Jobs.

I’m a writer.

But according to some experts I shouldn’t be. Over the years I have been told by teachers, editors and various other experts that I am not a writer. One editor in particular told me that my first book, One Boy’s Struggle should be scrapped.

One Boy’s Struggle became a bestseller for Infinity Publishing. But, isn’t that kind of strange? Then again, maybe it’s not so strange.

Has anyone ever told you that you could not do something? Maybe you’re a painter and someone told you that you cannot make any money from it or maybe someone told you that your art stinks! If so, take heart, there’s a reason experts are often proven wrong.

Experts told Steve No!


How I Taught Myself to Write Better and You Can, too.

Due to failing grades and a seemingly total disregard for my own education, I was pulled out of school during the middle of 10th grade, never to return to high school.

It was one of the most embarrassing, disappointing times of my life. You are reading this today because of that experience and what followed.

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