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How to Write a Bestseller

Note: This is a guest post by best-selling author Jeff Goins whose recent book Real Artists Don’t Starve just hit The Wall Street Journal Bestsellers List. You can follow Jeff on Twitter @JeffGoins and visit him online at goinswriter.com.

One thing I’ve learned from publishing five books in the past five years, including my most recent work Real Artists Don’t Starve, is this: Writing books is hard work. And if you want a bestseller, it’s even harder.

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Why Doubt Stops You From Creating Your Best Work (and What You CAN Do About It)

To doubt is to be human. To fear things is useful and wise.

But too much of either and creating art with your words, your paint, your music, or really, in any form, becomes practically impossible. Despairing feelings of not being good enough can start to overwhelm us, even if others consider us extraordinarily talented and brilliant.

But not everyone is ready and willing to do something about them. You can.

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We Need Your Story (Share It)

Announcement: Today’s post is by Carrie Aulenbacher, it’s the 1st place winner of the “You Deserve to be Inspired” writing contest! She’s won an Amazon gift card and a full scholarship to the “Writer’s Crushing Doubt” online course. Congratulations, Carrie!

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Why Empathy Is One of Your Most Important Qualities

Announcement: Today’s post is by KatieMae, it’s the 2nd place winner of the “You Deserve to be Inspired” writing contest! She’s won an Amazon gift card and a full scholarship to the “Writer’s Crushing Doubt” online course. Congratulations, KatieMae!

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Writer Cautions: Don’t Believe Everything You Hear

Announcement: Today’s post is by Karen Saari, it’s the 3rd place winner of the “You Deserve to be Inspired” writing contest! She’s won an Amazon gift card and a full scholarship to the “Writer’s Crushing Doubt” online course. Congratulations, Karen!

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Write About What Scares the Crap Out of You

What scares you? I mean, really scares you? What keeps you up at night?

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How to Launch a Book the Smart Way!

You’re thinking about writing a book or maybe you’re already working on your masterpiece and plan to publish…

But you’re concerned no one will ever hear about it, even if you do find an agent and publish the traditional way. Any sane writer would be concerned about this.

That’s why you need to know the key to launching your book smart.

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You’re Not a Machine and That’s Okay

I write. You Write. We write. Daily, monthly and yearly. You’re a good writer and you love it, but sometimes you don’t love it so much and you need a break. Sometimes a long break.

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Writers: NEVER Settle

It’s easy for people to settle. I’ve settled, and I’m willing to bet you’ve settled at some point or another.

Maybe you’ve written an article and you were rushed, so you didn’t double check it or didn’t have someone proof read it. So when the messages came back that it could have been better you felt hurt, not because they were wrong, but because you settled…

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Stop Worrying About What People Think and Create Anyway

One of the surest ways to find unhappiness and limit your creativity is worrying about what others think of you or your work.

It’s true, and I am guilty of it. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

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