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Weekend Edition - The Writer's Home Office plus Good Reads and Writing Tips

In Search of the Perfect Writer’s Home Office:

As I mentioned last week, I’m moving next Saturday. Our new place is about six hundred square feet (give or take) smaller than the place we’re in now, so downsizing is the name of the game. 1,024 more words


Self-marketing does not have to be icky

I was recently talking to a friend of mine about self-marketing.

She readily admitted that she was not strong at self-marketing her book, in fact, when she said the word “self-marketing” a visible shiver went down her body. 678 more words


Being More Efficient

I recently read a magazine article that said people who are successful in various fields spend no more than 4-5 hours a day doing their work.*  The idea is not how much you work, but how focused you are when you work.   977 more words

Writing As A Business

Chunking Time

It’s the start to another new week, and a new time to (possibly) be challenged with accomplishing all you want (or need) to accomplish.

Having a To Do list is important so you know what needs to be done — but sometimes the list seems a bit overwhelming and you may try to multitask and end up starting many items while finishing few. 392 more words


Why an author's first book is different....

Did you ever devour an author’s first book and find the subsequent books slightly different? Perhaps in tone or intensity, or level of quirkiness? I recently had a conversation with a gentleman about that very topic. 293 more words

Be Your Own Cheerleader to Push to the Next Level

Do you find yourself unmotivated or drained when you look around and no one is cheering you on to achieve your goals? Does lack of support make you question your dream? 395 more words


Weekend Edition - Speed bumps, identity crises, and shorts plus good reads and writing tips

Every once in a while, I hit a speed bump.

I have been a writer since the age of seven when I penned (or, rather, penciled) my  1,225 more words