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Social Media Trends for 2018

We don’t have a choice on whether we do social media, the question is how well we do it.
-Erik Qualman

There are two words that quickly come to mind when I think of social media. 1,368 more words

Writer's Life

Mystery Mondays: DS Kane on Writing Inspiration

This week in Mystery Mondays we have DS Kane covert operator turned thriller author. His latest book is MindField, Book 8 of the Spies Lie series… 977 more words

How to stay inspired when you're really not feeling it

Inspiration. The lightning that suddenly strikes, giving birth to a fantastic new idea. Maybe you saw a great picture, overheard a conversation or one of your kids asked about a Queen Bee. 455 more words

Writing Group

Do You Really Need to Set Writing Goals?

Experts talk a lot about goals. In the personal development and even the creative space, you pretty much have to have a goal for everything you want to do, or it probably won’t happen. 646 more words

Meg Dowell

Best Books of 2017: A List of Lists (and What to Do with It)

It’s that time of year when everyone seems to weigh in with a list of Best Books of the Year–from libraries and magazines to authors and bloggers, including our own… 354 more words

Writing Advice

Writing is a craft; treat it as such

Do you know that there has always been this argument about the difference between art and craft? Well, it has often been said that writing cannot fall into the category of craft because it does not produce something tangible like pottery, sculpting and wood-carving would produce. 267 more words

The Sparkle Writers Hub

Nic Pizzolatto on Writing

I recently finished reading Pizzolatto’s debut southern crime novel Galveston. While reviewing it on Goodreads I stumbled across this video. After hearing something he said here it got me I’m thinking maybe that’s been my problem over the last 25 years, because I’ve always… 107 more words