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Ten Myths About Creativity

Today I’d like to share an excerpt from my book 10 Core Practices for Better Writing. This excerpt is from “Chapter Nine: Creativity,” which offers insights and tips to help you stay inspired and creative as a writer.... via Ten Myths About Creativity — Writing Forward

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How to Bait Your Blog

This post is going to be dedicated towards defining a term that I've used in several posts lately (Building a Better Blog in 10 Steps, The Basics of Building a Writing Platform, etc....).  Today, I'm going to tell you exactly what I mean when I say, "bait your blog," and give you a few tips… Continue reading How to Bait Your Blog

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The 5 Essentials for a Successful Manuscript

Are you working on writing a novel?  Maybe struggling to make your aspiring publications for that journal interesting and new?  Manuscripts can be difficult things to write, and when it comes to needing motivation, they can be a real drainer. However, while writing a manuscript is challenging, there are several ways you help yourself stay… Continue reading The 5 Essentials for a Successful Manuscript

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Getting Approved by Google Adsense: 5 Ways to Increase Your Chances

This post was recently requested by you guys, and although I have not actually monetized this blog or applied for Google Adsense yet, (I'm working on it...) I do have some tips on how to apply, what to expect, and common reasons why people get rejected.  So keep reading to find out how you can… Continue reading Getting Approved by Google Adsense: 5 Ways to Increase Your Chances

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9 Reasons Why You Should Self Publish

Many of you will know that I am considering self-publishing my novels. It’s not something that I’ve considered lightly as I know going it alone is not easy and there’s still a fair bit of stigma attached to self-publishing. However, I really do believe the benefits far outweigh the negatives. I compiled the list below […]… Continue reading 9 Reasons Why You Should Self Publish

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10 Mistakes You Might be Making as a New Blogger

Hey guys!  So as you know, I've been blogging for just over a month now.  While overall I feel like I have had pretty good success and have gotten a lot of positive feedback on my blog, as a new blogger you just make mistakes.  Even if you have done your research before starting your… Continue reading 10 Mistakes You Might be Making as a New Blogger

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Insider Tips on Getting Published and Dealing with Rejection

I’ve met many writers so focused on their novels that they’ve never explored the world of literary magazines. Did you know that some literary magazines accept novel chapters? Maybe you could convert one of your chapters into a story. When you’re bogged down in a longer work, seeing your name in print will definitely give […]… Continue reading Insider Tips on Getting Published and Dealing with Rejection

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Top 5 Ways to Monetize Your Blog

For many people, the possibility of making money from their blog is a far off dream.  After all, is it really possible to make money by just blogging?  I mean, that sounds risky. However, if you monetize your blog properly and at the right time, you can actually make a significant income through it.  Depending… Continue reading Top 5 Ways to Monetize Your Blog

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Building a Better Blog in 10 Steps

Every blogger want to know what they can do to improve their blog, generate more traffic, and engage readers.  While some people think that having an interactive blog with tons of followers and fans is an impossible feat, the journey towards improving your blog an actually be turned into a simple step by step process.… Continue reading Building a Better Blog in 10 Steps

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How to Write A Mission Statement for Your Blog

I have been talking a lot about mission statements in my posts and how it is important for you to have one for your blog.  While, many of you may be familiar with mission statements at college, work, or nonprofits, mission statements for blogs look a little bit different. While blog mission statements are fairly… Continue reading How to Write A Mission Statement for Your Blog