Monthly Archives: November 2011

Start Short… do you like your topic?

Before you set out to write a book (fiction or non-fiction), it’s always good to try your hand at that topic or genre in a shorter version. Writing anything book-length is a huge committment. Better to find out you hate … Continue reading

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Momentum: Put one word after another and then keep going…

Before you write it’s good to analyze your momentum factor or your perseverance factor. More often than not a weakness in momentum or a lack of perseverance will undermine the production of a book rather than anything to do with … Continue reading

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One Last Nano Post for this Year.

I’m almost to 50,000 words, so thought I’d post one more time about the experience this year. Nano has been completely different for me this time, and every time. I guess that’s why I continue to do it. I learn … Continue reading

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My laptop has gone rogue on me….

If you’re reading this and you know the answer, please leave a comment…. (or if you’re reading this and just love the way I’ve written it, please leave that comment as well. It never hurts to be flattered when you’re … Continue reading

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Got hijacked by NaNoWriMo

I just realized that my life has been hijacked by NaNoWriMo (that’s National Novel Writing Month to those of you who don’t know). Don’t get me wrong… I’m having a great time. In fact, I have 41,000 words so far … Continue reading

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5 Steps to Writing How-To Articles

The easiest and most straight forward article to write is the how-to article.  I’m tempted to say that article writing is no different from writing a blog post, but in some cases people take a much less structured approach to … Continue reading

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If you don’t use Social Media for marketing, why not?

Business is all about communication. When you publish a book, you become a business owner as well as a published author. Whether you self-publish or publish through a traditional publisher, you need to be involved in marketing if you want … Continue reading

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Happy National Novel Writing Month Everybody

In November, there are a bunch of us crazy writers who participate in a 50,000 word challenge… actually there are thousands of us. I’ve done it for the last four years.  Now that I head into my fifth year, I’m … Continue reading

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