Friday, May 20, 2022

Four Forgotten Secrets of Writing

We are heading into summer. What does that mean for you?

Writing more? Less?

For me, it will be more. And SURPRISE! my writing will take on a different shape.

Consider these forgotten secrets:

You don't have to use a computer to write. Enjoy the old-fashioned notebook. Take it with you everywhere! Get out and enjoy the summer weather. I am known to visit my local park.

One of your best books may come from working with another author. I wrote: "Heaven 24/7 - Living in the Light" with Celeste Martin. It was a great learning experience.

Getting your feet wet with nonfiction writing, will prepare you for fiction writing and open the way for more productive marketing. I began as a journalist. I learned how to write tight, interview, research, and put out an article within a couple of days from start to finish. Now, as I market my books, whether it be here, on another blog, or on social media, I have the nonfiction skills already in place.

Success comes in different shapes. It may come in the shape of a few hundred dollar bills or thousands of hundred dollar bills. It may come when you receive your first thank you letter from a reader. It may come because you've finished that first novel. It's not published yet, but it's finished. Take a look into your soul. 

Friday, May 6, 2022

Surprise! You don't want to miss this discount!

If you're an author like I am, you're probably aware of the book surprises that often come along with having your book listed on Amazon. 

Today I noticed I Walked With Jesus is discounted. Yes, this is the paperback! Authors never know in advance when this is going to happen. If you haven't read, "I Walked with Jesus," yet, NOW is the time to get the book NEW for $7.78. Save 40%. 

Fifth price reduction. How about $6.52! a 50% discount

Get the book today at Amazon

Thursday, May 5, 2022

How to Get More Writing Done in 5 Simple Steps

1. Get up early. Get up and write before you do anything else. That may mean you get up at 5 a.m. and go to bed at 9:30 p.m. 

2. Treat your writing as a career instead of a hobby. Call it your morning job. 

3. Focus on writing versus editing. Write, write, write for at least half an hour. Whatever comes out. No matter how it comes out.

4. Find a place to write where you will actually write and not be distracted. Prepare the space in advance with the things you need - something to drink, a pen, sticky notes... whatever you typically have to get up and look for.

5. Work on more than one project at once. If you have writer's block on one project, do the other one.

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