What’s the worst writing mistake an author can make? It’s a broad one: doing something you think makes you look sophisticated and clever, when really… it doesn’t. 19 more words
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A couple of weeks ago, I was in an extraordinary place: Rotorua in New Zealand, where bubbling mud pools, shooting geysers and steam-wreathed villages create an amazing otherworldly atmosphere, complete with sound effects (gurgle, hiss, splash) and smell (rotten eggs, burnt toast).
Five years ago, in September 2011, I left my day job to become a full-time author entrepreneur.
For this week’s Throwback Thursday, we’re looking at an excerpt from a previous post titled Ways Writers Can Spark Creativity. Writers are always seeking the spark of creativity that will translate into a flame of brilliance as they write their stories. 6 more words
Sometimes when we sit down to write, the muse is in full effect and the words pour forth effortlessly. Other times we sit there staring at a blank screen, waiting for creativity to manifest. 15 more words
Lately, I’ve been reviewing the many mistakes I made as I learned to make money blogging. It’s humbling! I started in 2008, and it took until the end of 2011 to get any real traction, in terms of earning.