Saw this quote and it made me chuckle. Sometimes it does feel that this is a practice that is very self-serving, much like some other things we do in private .. like closet drinking or sneak eating 🙂
As writers we agonise over our plot, our charaters, whether we've got the right dialogue, if we're consistent in our timeline, and much much more. We think writing is difficult. And it is. And this is why it's not: If we want to be published, there's so much more to do and the true writer… Continue reading Why Writing Is The Easy Part!
It happens to the best of us. We burst headlong into a new project idea full of excitement, anticipation, hope. And then the nagging thoughts start to creep in. "What if I can't do this?" "What if it's no good?" "What if I got the plot wrong?" "This is sounding really boring" "Who would want… Continue reading How To Keep Writing
Came across this little video - well, it's an hour long actually - but it seems to have a decent approach to writing. Note - this is not a quick and dirty cheat-sheet. Andrew goes through in a structured and thorough way. He claims to write a short story each week so he has some… Continue reading How To Write A Short Story
Hard to believe, I know, but not everyone feels compelled to write. Yeah. I don't get that either. Still, each to their own. For those who do have an insatiable and unstoppable urge to write, the question becomes ... why? I was fortunate enough to hear a few authors talking about their journey to being… Continue reading What Makes You Write?
You can be - joining this comprehensive course will increase your chances exponentially. Just a quick note to let you know that the super super Sale Price on The Write Plan Writer 12 month Course ends Monday. I've joined this new group and it's shaping up to be the key to me achieving my writing… Continue reading Will You Be. Better, More Successful Writer Next Year?
Amazon has been besieged over the recent year or two by authors trying to 'game' the system. A number of marketers have been promoting hacks and methods that are reminiscent of the techniques used to game Google, such as keyword stuffing. Why? The methods succeeded in pushing your books up the rankings, gaining more visibility… Continue reading Warning: Changes at Amazon for Book Publishers