When I sit down to write, it’s as if the world disappears and a new world emerges. Writers often feel they can write alone and don’t need any help. Oh, how wrong we are.
In this week’s episode, I want to talk about writers groups, seminars, and online writer’s courses. These three events are a must for the budding writer. What’s the purpose, why should you attend and what it can do for your writing?
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It seems like a strange thing to say; I don’t capitalize pronouns referring to God’s deity. The instructor hands back your paper and asks you to make lower-case all pronouns, what do you do? This is something writers have struggled with for years. So, is it right to capitalize pronouns referencing God?
This topic is one that causes some to cringe but others praise. I often stumble as a writer in which direction do I write. In my blog, I’ve gone back and forth on this issue. I have since come to the realization it is improper to capitalize pronouns.
Writing a book is a very satisfying accomplishment, but also a time-consuming ordeal. How do you get your book written in a timely manner? Should you outline or simply fly by the seat of your pants?
This past weekend I finished writing the first draft to a children’s book and started my next novel. I didn’t do a whole lot on this blog, simply because I am working toward getting some books out of me and onto paper. But one thing I’ve been asked is, “How do you keep your book organized and written in such a short time?”
Blogging is hard work. You put in the time, you write good content, but there are those days when you stare at a blinking cursor. How often do you suffer from writer’s block?
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Think about the hours you spend on your writing. Now, multiply that by the hours you scratch your head on what to write for Monday’s blog post.
Writers, write and Editors, edit. It’s the necessary cycle of every book, blog post, and article. But one thing is certain if you don’t edit your work, your readers will.
We get so excited to write our stories down that we forget one of the most important parts of writing is hiring an editor. This one person can take your manuscript and help you massage your message.
Writing a book is one of the most satisfying and time-consuming things one can do. But if you’re going to write your book, you have to know where to begin.
For weeks, months or perhaps years, you’ve been planning, thinking and dreaming of having your book officially written. You’ve poured your heart and soul into the ideas and things you want to include in your book. Now, the work begins, because it’s time to sit down and begin your first chapter.
Why do we tell stories? I suppose it’s to fulfill some need to entertain or enlighten someone. Maybe it’s about broadening someone’s ideas or changing their ideas and belief system. But one thing is certain, as writers, our job is to tell stories.
Life is filled with adventure and romance. It has its ups and downs like a rollercoaster. But I often wonder, why do so many people write and yet not say anything that will change the course of someone’s life? Isn’t that the purpose of story–to change a life one word at a time?
Everyone wants to publish their book. People often view an author as the quintessential expert on a particular subject. It doesn’t matter what that subject is. And having a published book can give that you.
In today’s episode, I want to walk you through my journey of using Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing, KDP as it were. I want to give you several reasons why I believe it is still the very best way to publish your book today. So, if you’ve been wanting to publish your book, now is your chance.
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We all need to find the perfect solution for all our paper and writing needs. Well, look no further than one of the best programs I’ve found, Evernote. This program has helped me go nearly paperless at home and at the office.
As a writer, I am looking for ways to write faster, and more efficiently. But the problem most encounter, they can’t access their work anywhere else than their computer. Enter Evernote.
I believe God has given you something special to share with the world. That something is your words. It doesn’t matter if you’re a blogger, author or freelance writer, your words can change someone’s life.
In today’s episode, we’ll discuss how we can change the world of one person by the words we write. Also, I have some fun changes coming to the blog and we’ll dive back into the ABC’s of blogging glossary with the letter D.
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