Category Archives: Mindset

Self-Care for Writers – Moving

I think for many writers there is a nasty four-letter word that’s spelled with eight letters: Exercise. I mean, we usually sit at a desk in front of a computer (like old-fashioned me) or somewhere with a laptop or even … Continue reading

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Self-Care for Writers – Sleep

Today, I’m escalating the rest topic, and will talk about getting enough sleep. I know so many friends who are so busy that they don’t get enough sleep. Or cut their sleep time short on purpose as a habit. It … Continue reading

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Self-Care for Writers – Rest

Let’s start with the big and obvious one: Rest. If you’re a bit like me, you work pushing yourself, trying to get stuff done, finish the book, the editing, the formatting… and you ignore the effect all that focused work … Continue reading

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Self-Care for Writers – Permission

Before we get into what you can do for self-care, and all the little things that make life better if you actually do them (ahem), I want to take one step back with you. Because before you can actually really … Continue reading

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The Publishing Author’s Mindset – Conclusion

Today, we come to the end of the blog series about the author’s mindset when publishing. And I can tell you from experience that the whole process is not for the weak-minded. (Insert long story of mix-ups with Amazon and … Continue reading

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The Publishing Author’s Mindset – Dealing with a Bad Review

It will happen eventually, once your book is available. A bad review will drop, and you will actually read it. And cringe. What happens then totally depends on your mindset. You could go into a death spiral of doubt and … Continue reading

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The Publishing Author’s Mindset – Getting Reviews

Everyone knows we authors need reviews. The more the merrier. And everyone knows they are hard to get. After all, it means that the reader has to take action beyond enjoying that story. And it means we have to ask … Continue reading

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The Publishing Author’s Mindset – Cover Creation

I know. Covers are hard. That’s what we’re being taught, and maybe that’s also backed up by experience with graphics programs. I’ve been there. There’s one graphics program that I could work intuitively. And I still use it from time … Continue reading

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The Publishing Author’s Mindset – Formatting

Once your story has been edited enough (and really, don’t spend too much time on that), you will want to get it ready for publishing. And that means formatting. Ebook formatting has become very easy. Tools like Jutoh or Vellum … Continue reading

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The Publishing Author’s Mindset – Editing

Editing is another part of writing and self-publishing that’s full of pitfalls. I’m sure you heard some of this: Every book must be edited And that’s true. It’s unlikely to get through writing a story without making some mistakes. But … Continue reading

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