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Maybe It's Time to Give Up

I’m a voracious reader and easily go through about two books a week. I recently finished a Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth and it’s a really excellent book, though I’d like to expand on her ideas today. 1,953 more words

Kristen Lamb

5 Ways to Make a Blogger Want to Stab Us in the Face

Lately, I have been getting a ton of emails from hopeful writers wanting me to write reviews of their books on my blog. Somehow, somewhere I ended up on some marketing guru’s “list” and if I find out who it is, it will not be a good day for that person since they are charging hopeful writers for incorrect information. 1,830 more words

Kristen Lamb

The Hard Truth About Being a Professional Writer

I happened to see this meme (above) on Facebook and I lost it laughing. This is such a great metaphor for what it is like to be a writer. 1,342 more words

Kristen Lamb

Things You May Never Have Realized About Writing as a Profession

So you want to be a published author, one way or another. Great! You’ve come to the right place.

But before you commit to this thing for real, there’s something you should know. 750 more words

Meg Dowell