Tag Archives: writers’ resources
writers can be lazy

Advice from a Pro: Laziness Is the Secret to Writing Success

by Grant McDuling After years of writing for a living, I have found that the secret to writing success is laziness. That’s right, laziness produces results far in excess and out of all proportion to the amount of effort I would normally need to exert in the first place. You see, when I sat back recently […]

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writers tell the truth

Stop Wimping Around and Write the Truth

This morning in my Google+ Baby Boomer community I was particularly struck by a post from new member. He said he’s a writer, an author, and has yet to find a robust, consistent outlet for his writing so he can make a living. He went on to tell us that it takes half of every day […]

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Get Ready to Publish Your Book: 5 Things to Do RIGHT NOW

by Dana Sitar Want to publish a book some day? It’s a long road and a daunting task, whether you go with traditional or self-publishing, but you can get started right now on the path, even if you don’t have an idea ready yet. Here are some habits you can work into your routine to […]

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maryan pelland

I Want to Buy Your Book and Review It

I want to buy your book! But I have Suspended Submissions for the Time Being. Check Back Mar 1. If you have written and electronically published a book, fiction or nonfiction, I’d like to become one of your readers and I want to review your book. In January, Google Plus member Charles Barouch, a brilliant […]

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writing business

BEST Advice on How to Create Your Author or Writing Business

I follow a blog about editing and proof reading, written by Louise Harnby, and I will direct your attention to her perfectly written post on how to establish an editing business. No matter if you’re building a business in editing, writing, ghostwriting, authoring, mentoring, or changing light bulbs, this advice is exactly what you need. […]

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authors caught in a trap

Vook: An Author Tool in Search of an Audience and a Price Point

Received an email today from Publisher’s Weekly, touting Vook.com, a site they evidently really like, but from which author, ghostwriters, and writers are apparently staying away in droves. Vook is a reiteration of a 2009 company that published print books. By 2011, they went toes up. In March, 2012, they came up with a new […]

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Pinterest for writers and authors

Pinterest Can Help Writers and Authors

Everyone is jumping on Pinterest.com, though I think the first flurry of hysteria is passing. The site is unusual and has settled into a community of people who like to read snippets of interesting stuff and then move on. It is very easy for writers and authors to develop a presence at Pinterest and to […]

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sell your writing

Sell Your Writing but Don’t Just Do It for the Money

Part 4 of The Business of Writing — Why writing is better when it’s not just for the money (This is a special guest post by one of our favorite writers. Grant will visit once or twice a month and explain the business of writing. His articles are spot-on for authors and writers interested in developing […]

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How to Ghostwrite

What You Must Know About Being or Hiring a Ghostwriter

How do you become an author, freelance writer, or ghostwriter? Sue Everywoman was let go from her legal secretary job after 10 years of loyal service. Depressed, she figured she had no options. Jobs are hard to come by, so she decided to be a writer. Maybe author a book. Hey! How about being a […]

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Think like a writer

Secrets to Successful Writing: What’s In Your Mind Counts

Part 2 of the Business of Writing – How to Make a Living as an Author or Writer (This is a special guest post by one of our favorite writers. Grant will visit once or twice a month and explain the business of writing. His articles are spot-on for authors and writers interested in developing business […]

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