Blossom into Your Best Writing Self

blossom into your best writing self

Spring has arrived and with it a challenge for you to bloom as a writer. I love this quote from Elizabeth Appell, which applies perfectly to this challenge: …And then the day came when the risk to remain tight, in a bud, became more painful than the risk it took to blossom… Think about it… […]

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Why and How to Choose a Name for Your Writing or Publishing Company

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Most writers function as sole proprietors and choose to “do business as” (DBA) whatever company name they create. Have you ever wondered what how a DBA name works or how to choose a name for your writing business? Today, author and attorney Helen Sedwick (@HelenSedwick) provides the information you’ve been looking for about DBAs. This […]

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How to Write No Matter What Life Throws Your Way

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Do you write no matter what life throws your way? Most writers allow “life” to get in the way of writing. And I know it can…if you let it. I’ve been there, done that. I bet you have, too. I added “Certified High Performance Coach” to my Author Coach and Trainer credentials to discover strategies […]

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Why Most Authors Never Make Money and How You Can Be Different

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No matter how you publish, one fact remains the same: You need to market your book before and after publication. In today’s guest post,  Kathleen Gage (@KathleenGage), an internationally recognized Internet marketing advisor, provides a close look at book marketing. Every author has a reason for writing a book. It could be simply for the […]

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Do You Think Self-Publishing is Easy or Hard?


Everyone says, “Self-publishing is easy!” But is it really? That depends upon who answers the question. In this guest post, W. Terry Whalin (@TerryWhalin) provides his view on why self-publishing is not easy and what you need to do to self-publish successfully. Almost everyone has a keyboard and a computer with the ability to crank […]

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March Nonfiction Writing Challenge: Write More

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It doesn’t matter if I speak at a conference, work with a coaching client, or teach a class, aspiring writers share one common complaint: I don’t write. That’s why this month my challenge to nonfiction writers is to write or write more. It’s time to stop whining. I don’t know why I don’t write. I […]

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What Indie Authors Need to Know About Business Set Up

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Most writers need to consider themselves business people—and create the correct structure for that business. However, this becomes all the more important when you self-publish. If you choose to open your own publishing company, you are, indeed, a business. In this guest post, the first in a series, Helen Sedwick (@HelenSedwick) explains the four steps […]

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