01Mar

5 Tips to Avoid Procrastination

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  • Distractions, Habits, Having Support, procrastination, Writing, Writing Tips
It’s been almost three weeks since I’ve last blogged. It’s upsetting to me, because I promised myself I would post to my blog three times a week. I find myself justifying that by reviewing how much I’ve accomplished in those weeks: I’ve edited several novels, redid my blog (three times…), finalized decisions for my re-designed […]
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11Feb

5 Tips to Gain More Readers

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  • Book Signings, Giveaways, Grow Readership, Marketing, Promotions, Social Media, Social Media Marketing, Success, Writing, Writing Advice, Writing Groups, Writing Tips, Writing Wednesday, Writing Workshops
Building a following is crucial to success as a new writer. To sell books, you must have readers, but finding those readers is not a simple task. Below, you’ll find five tips every new writer should incorporate into his or her career.
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05Feb

3 Culprits Stopping You from Successfully Working from Home

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  • Copy Editor, Copywriter, Distractions, Freelance Writer, Freelance Writing, Habits, Having Support, Pay, Salary, Success, Work from Home, Working, Writing, Writing Schedule
The ability to work from home has been one of the best things that’s ever happened to me–it’s also one of the worst. When I work from home, productivity directly affects my income. Meaning, I lose money every time I allow a distraction to consume my time. Seems simple, right? Remove the distraction. Problem solved. Unfortunately, it’s […]
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25Jan

Becoming a Writer

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  • Becoming a Travel Writer, House of Night, Kristin Cast, My Writing, PC Cast, Reading, Reflection, Reminisce, Richelle Mead, Stephenie Meyer, Twilight, Vampire Academy, Working, Writing, Writing Schedule
How did you begin writing? I’ve always thought my path to becoming a writer wasn’t normal, but recently, I’ve begun to wonder if there is such a thing as typical in a writer’s life. Truth is, my inner child shudders whenever I answer this question. Because I know the exact moment I became a writer.
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22Dec

The Never-Ending Battle: Traditional vs Self-Publishing

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  • Editing, Get Published, Narrative Ink, Publishing, Self-Publish, Self-Publishing, Traditional Publishing, Writing
With my debut novel nearly complete, I’ve been contemplating whether or not to pursue traditional publishing (landing an agent, editor, publisher, and contract) or self-publishing (selling my work myself on websites such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, iBooks or in independent bookstores).
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