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david-alderman's picture
Apr.11.2011
I posted last week about my progress on Lost Birth, the second volume in my upcoming young adult sci-fi/fantasy series, and I am very near to approaching the completion of this draft so I can send it off to my editor. My editor just handed me her edits on the first volume in the series,...
david-alderman's picture
Apr.06.2011
I know I have been in the habit of posting on self-publishing on Wednesdays and writing on Fridays, but for the rest of this week I'm going to be hiding in a cave (or library), trying to get Lost Birth finished, so you probably won't see any more posts from me for the rest of the week. Lost...
alexander-zoltai's picture
Mar.09.2011
Here I go again, inching out on that limb I keep bending with the weight of speculation… The title of today’s post could seem useless as a question since folks can point to a multitude of works of fiction that have aided humanity, to varying degrees, in its seemingly never-ending struggle. To...
l-j-sellers's picture
Dec.29.2010
I always love the fresh start of the New Year, but this one is special. Next year will be the first time I live my life as a full-time novelist. I’m finally making enough from book sales to turn down freelance work. At this point, the most cost-effective way to spend my time is to write another...
nina-amir's picture
Dec.22.2010
Yesterday I published part two in my series on payoffs for not writing. (You can read part one here.) Today I conclude the series with part three, which discusses how to create new payoffs for actually writing. What I called “positive” and “negative” payoffs in my previous posts all constituted...
nina-amir's picture
Dec.22.2010
Last week I wrote about payoffs for not writing. In part 1, I covered what I call “negative payoffs.” Today, let’s look at positive payoffs—the positive outcomes you avoid when you don’t write. These, believe it or not, do constitute payoffs for not writing. Once again answer the question, “What...
nina-amir's picture
Dec.22.2010
Earlier this week I took a look at what stops writers from writing and publishing their work. I've also written about why writers don't promote themselves and their writing, something that also stops them from getting published. If you don't know why you don't write, don't attempt to get...
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...
nina-amir's picture
Jun.03.2010
This morning I was reading Seth Godin’s blog, and I found his topic pertinent in particular to achieving our writing goals. He talked about the different conversations going on in our heads and gave the voices names: The ego–seeks applause and recognition. The lizard–seeks safety, wants to...
nina-amir's picture
May.27.2010
A lot of people say they are willing to work hard. A lot of people say they want to write and publish a book--for them that equates to success. A lot of people say they will work hard to write and publish a book. How hard are you really willing to work to succeed as a writer? How many hours...