I don't think there is anyone who would disagree that blogging on a regular basis is a must, but why? What is your purpose for blogging? If it's to make money, then you'll need to check out Problogger, follow his guidelines, and use as many of the resources he has on his web site as … Continue reading Blogging: Are You Wasting Your Time?
Maybe it seems a little early to start thinking about doing your taxes, but it's been my experience that the sooner you get on it, the less stressful it can be. Thankfully there are people and web sites out there to help us slot all those numbers in the correct places on the correct forms … Continue reading 7 Links To Help Every Writer With Taxes
When you want to be a career author you can't just write when the muse is singing. Sometimes you do need a little butt glue to keep you from wandering around doing everything but writing. That's true... except when it isn't. Is butt glue always necessary? Today I learned a very interesting thing about my … Continue reading Is Butt Glue Necessary When Writing?
I had the loveliest, un-writerly night last night. I didn't read a book on Craft. I didn't read any blogs about writing. I didn't read a book or watch a movie in order to dissect it. I didn't even read my email. I wasn't waiting for my Muse, nor was I adhering butt glue in … Continue reading Sometimes You Just Need a Break
This week I found myself having nightmares about conspiracies and daydreaming about a long vacation at some remote beach. That's when I realized my life was once again out of balance. Who among us hasn't felt like they were running uphill at full speed for days on end? It's a common experience, especially if you're … Continue reading 5 Links For A More Balanced Writer’s Life
I am not a fan of drama. However, against my better judgement, I took the advice Les Edgerton gives in Hooked and rented Thelma & Louise in order to learn about how to create a "proper" inciting incident and the resulting escalating conflicts. I wish I could say the movie pleasantly surprised me, but it didn't. … Continue reading 6 Links For Creating Better Characters
“People forget what you say, but they remember how you made them feel”--Warren Beatty Caring for others, wanting to help our fellow humans, comes rather naturally for highly sensitive people, so why shouldn't promoting ourselves and our products be just as natural? Most likely because we're thinking of "selling" rather than "marketing." Sell: to persuade or induce (someone) to buy something: The salesman sold me on a more expensive model … Continue reading Marketing Monday: Self-Promotion HSP-style