Inspire Yourself…Bribery isn’t Off the Table Either

I get David Farland's newsletter, and while he always has some great tidbits of advice for writers, his comments about being your own inspiration struck a chord with me. "I suspect that I was born to do art of some kind. Kevin J. Anderson has said, “My muse isn’t a beautiful spirit who whispers ethereally... Continue Reading →

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Marketing Your Books

  Even if you're going the "traditional" route and trying to find a book publisher, there will come some point in time that you'll need to focus on marketing your book(s). That's just it. Some authors advise writers to just keep writing and that after time, readers will find you, while others recommend that you... Continue Reading →

Learning Strategies: Just in Time vs Just in Case

In today's digital landscape everyone's inboxes are filled to overflowing with information. Lots of it really great info, but still...lots of information. As a self-confessed bibliophile, all of this information lying about is a dual-edged sword. On the one hand, I love to learn lots of new things about writing, marketing, history, current events (sans... Continue Reading →

Why You Cannot Give Up!

I've had enough of navel-gazing for a while... In fact, I'm quite sick of it. I'm still struggling with building up my copywriting business, still getting paid less than what I should be (my fault) and fighting the urge to give up. (Of course, there is the old monthly emotional roller-coaster thing that doesn't help!)... Continue Reading →

The Sword of Damocles?

Although I'm not using the expression as the original meaning intended, in our modern vernacular, it seems to fit. Sometimes it feels like I've been placed under the "Sword of Damocles" - or rather, that I've placed myself there, by pushing myself to write every day. But what nonsense is this? I love to write.... Continue Reading →

Still Humming Along…

Very little - maybe a sentence or two - on the story tonight. Oy...and I promised myself I'd make every effort to write one per week! Then, on top of that, I've got two client blogs to write tomorrow, plus 9 more to wrap up next week. Pressure much??? Arghhh!!! Ah well, off to bed... Continue Reading →

The Year of the Short Story

It's a good thing that the online clutter I have is seen only by me because visitors to my electronic world would take one look, then quickly turn around and leave! And I'm certain I would hear faint whispers of "hoarder" as they quickly pass from view... Yes, I admit it...I collect information. Lots of... Continue Reading →

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