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eva-lesko-natiello's picture
Mar.10.2012
  I love reading about the daily writing routines of famous authors.  Franz Kafka, for instance, almost never sat down to write before 11 o'clock at night, and then only for an hour or two.  He was urged by others to reorganize his day to be more efficient,...
luke-james's picture
Aug.14.2011
MY LATEST WRITING/ACTING VENTURE IS AT: http://www.youtube.com/user/8LukeJames?feature=mhee Because I'm also currently working on a new novel, I'm looking at successful writers advise. These words of wisdom are from Margaret Atwood. 1 Take a pencil to write with on aeroplanes. Pens leak. But if...
danny-donovan's picture
Aug.08.2011
Well it's been over a year since my last blog post, and I am really ashamed.  I wonder how many people still view my page, and I amgoing to try to revitalize interest. After all, what kind of 'shameless self promoter' would I be if I didn't?  I am now a year older, tho none the wiser. I...
helen-mallon's picture
Jun.27.2011
Today's post comes from Seth Godin, uber-sales guy.  What sets him apart from the slick and slimy is that he shows actual respect for human beings. (Among his zillion book titles, my personal favorite title is Meatball Sundae: Is Your Marketing Out of Sync?) His message is for us, writer tribe....
nina-amir's picture
Apr.22.2011
In my last post, I explained that a speaker I heard at my local California Writer’s Club branch mentioned a variety or reasons why writers get "blocked." And I said blogging offered a solution to the overwhelm that can cause some writers to feel unable to write. Why? Because blog posts...
nina-amir's picture
Apr.22.2011
Last night at my local California Writer's Club branch we had a speaker who addressed the issue of writer's block and how to move through it. A lot of writers, even famous ones, suffer from this malady. As I listened to him speak about the problem and his remedies, it struck me that blogging...
nina-amir's picture
Mar.01.2011
Many writers go to critique groups, writers conferences, writers club meetings, and workshops and seminars on writing and publishing. They read books  on how to write well and get published. However, a time comes when a writer must take what he or she has learned, put down the books and pick up...
m-kathy-brown's picture
Dec.16.2010
Featured blog on the December 15th issue of the SW News Blast Does anyone punch holes in the top of large juice cans anymore? You know, with the "other side" of that old bottle cap opener, the pointy triangle end. As a child, it amazed me that to get the juice to pour out of the can...
nina-amir's picture
Dec.14.2010
Writers write. That's what makes a writer a writer. But sometimes writers don't write. The difference between an aspiring writer and an author is that one has the desire to become published and the other has achieved this goal. Sometimes an aspiring writer does everything possible to become an...
nina-amir's picture
Oct.11.2010
Today I’m going to tackle another answer to the question, ““What stops you from writing—or finishing—a book, e-book or other writing project?” Many of us don’t pursue our writing dreams out of a fear of failure. We feel afraid that we won’t get it right, our work won’t be perfect, we will find...