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Writing Contest: You Deserve to be Inspired

I’m happy to announce Positive Writer’s 4th Writing Contest. This contest is all about you.

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You’re Better at Selling Your Writing Than You Think (Tips that Work!)

Note: This is a guest post by Bryan Cohen. He is an author, a podcaster, and a coach. His 40+ books have been downloaded nearly half a million times. If you’re interested in finding out more about selling, pick up a free cheat sheet on the subject at sellingforauthors.com

Most authors believe they’re no good at selling.

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3 Ways To Get Your Writing Back to: Awesome

Are you tired of struggling, feeling unmotivated, or just plain stuck? Are the words kind there but not there? On the tip of your tongue but unable to tap them.

Are you tired of feeling like crap because you’re not writing as much, or even as well as you know you could and should? Is procrastination killing you a little more each time you don’t actually write anything when you want to?

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9 Crippling Beliefs Holding Writers Back From Writing Their Book (and How to Overcome Them)

Note: This is a guest post by Ayodeji Awosika. He is a writing coach who helps aspiring writers develop confidence, build writing habits, and launch their writing careers into the stratosphere. Visit his website to receive your free guide: The Ultimate Guide to Writing Your First Book.

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Admit it.

You’ve been thinking about writing a book for a while now. Maybe you’ve even spent years thinking about it.

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Why No One Is Paying Attention To You (And How to Change It)

Everyone wants to know how to get more attention for their work, but not everyone is willing to do what it takes. The question you have to ask yourself is a simple one, and yet, it’s profound and can change everything. Are you willing to do what it takes?

If yes, continue. If no, then stop reading now.

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The One Literary Agent Interview All Writers Need To Read

I recently had the good fortune of interviewing the literary agent, Mark Gottlieb, who has ranked #1 among Literary Agents on Publishers Marketplace. This interview was an eye opener for me. If you’re an author, trust me, you’re going to want to read it.

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Most agent interviews are boring, so with that in mind, I did not ask Mark what his favorite color is or why he became an agent or anything that would put you to sleep. This interview is filled with serious questions that directly matter to you, as an author considering self-publishing or traditional publishing.

If you’ve considered self-publishing and wondered how many units you would need to sell in order to interest a traditional publisher, today you’re going to find out where that number starts.

You might not like all of the answers, but I will tell you this, as an author, you need to know them. And there are very few agents on the planet that know the answers as well as Mark does. He’s a straight shooter and not interested in blowing any smoke, so strap in and become informed.

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Inspiration for the Modern Creative Person (You!)

One of the sad realities of our time is that thanks to movies, TV shows and yes, even books, we’ve come to expect success as something that will happen like a lightning bolt.

You work hard and create something incredible and CRACK – BOOM you hit the big time and everyone loves it, buys thousands upon thousands of copies, and you become rich, famous, and an all around badass success.

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How to Stand Out as a Writer and Sell Your Work

Every week I receive emails from new authors ready to publish their books and they want to know how they can stand out and get noticed, and, well, sell a crap load of copies of their books.

That’s a tough question, and the answer is even tougher.

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How to Create Magic With Your Words

It gives me great pleasure to announce the publication of my latest book, Inspired Writer: How to Create Magic with Your Words. It’s dedicated to you: The Writer. It’s a fight song. It’s about letting go and becoming inspired to write what you’re called to write.

For this weekend only (including Monday), 17-19 Sept 2016, I’m promoting Inspired Writer for just 99cents on Amazon! I’m also giving away 3x $25.00 and 1x $50.00 Amazon gift cards.

Find out how to get one of the gift cards…

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7 Positive Responses to Your Inner Editor (to Get Back to Writing)

Bad news first. It would be wonderful to say you can love to hate your inner editor, but really, we just have to hate to hate them. No matter how skilled we are as writers, no matter how much experience we’ve had, no matter anything, they will always be there on some level.

That’s the scary, hard truth. But there’s good news!

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