Category Archives: challenges for writers

Do you have what it takes to be a Writer?

While cleaning out the papers in my office, I came across a notation I’d made in 2009: Writer’s Tool Belt Purpose Patience Passion Persistence All these will light the way to success! Truer words were never written. As much as we may want things to be exciting and glamorous in the writing world every single…
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A Humorous Look at the Writing Life from the AWP18 Conference

Because it’s Monday and I’m still recovering from a weekend of yardwork, this post is going to be about a less serious, but still relevant and useful, topic at the AWP18 conference. The discussion was titled “The Worst Writing Advice I Ever Got”.  Amazingly, bad advice is a huge part of the writing life. It’s…
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Interviewing for Everyone!

Interviewing others is a skill that professional writers like me need to master. The odds are that most of us will have to interview multiple sources at some point in our careers, so why not do the best job possible? 5 Tips for a Better Interview Really listen to what the other person is saying…
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Jumpstarting my Book Sales with Teleseminar Tips

I haven’t taken advantage of one of Steve Harrison’s free teleseminars for some time. So, with a nonfiction book that just came out in June, when I saw “7 Most Common Mistakes Authors Make” it seemed like a golden opportunity. What I like about Harrison’s teleseminars is that they offer concrete ways to improve whatever…
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