Category Archives: Mindset

Is NaNoWriMo for you?

If you have writing friends, you may have heard a fairly mysterious word in recent weeks. You may have heard about preparing for it, dreaming about it and fretting about it. That word is NaNoWriMo. NaNoWriMo. Or just NaNo. No, … Continue reading

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The Starting Barrier

Getting started can be the hardest thing on a writing day. Here are two solutions, one short term, one long term. Continue reading

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Perfectionism – the Archenemy of the Creative

Now, there are times when it is useful to strive for perfectionism. Doing taxes or bookkeeping, for example. Or installing electrical wires. But those are not creative endeavors. These are tasks where you must get it right. And getting it … Continue reading

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Author Superpowers: Teaching

Duh, every non-fiction author aims to teach, right? Sure. But how about the fiction authors? The ones who tell stories about dragons or knights, rocket ships or romance? Well, we fiction authors are also teachers. We can teach facts that … Continue reading

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Author Superpowers: Entertaining

Duh. Of course do authors entertain. That’s almost too dumb to write out. But is it? All of us need to step away from reality at times. We want to escape from daily pressures, stress, or even just from the … Continue reading

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Author Central – Author Rank and Personal Growth

The next menu point in Author Central (link) is the Sales Info. Below that, you’ll find NPD Book Scan Sales Rank Author Rank Now, before I explain in detail what that means and how seriously you should take it, I … Continue reading

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Author Central and Imposter Syndrome

Author Central is an interface you can access and set up on Amazon once you have published your first book through KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing). There are plenty of reasons why you should do that. You’ll get your own Author … Continue reading

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Tackling Amazon Ads

Amazon Ads… My writing self has walked around those for a year or more. Now it is time to actually get into the game, to become visible, and that’s difficult on two levels. One level is craft, and I will … Continue reading

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Why You Should Create a Clean Manuscript

As you know, Writers’ Dream Coach is about supporting writers and authors. It’s mostly about mindset, but this year, I am expanding into hands-on craft. And I will write about all those pesky emotions coming up when talking craft. Craft … Continue reading

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Early Blog Break – Back in January

On this blog, I often talk about self-care. Because self-care is really important, especially if we dream of living our dream life – spending all our time writing and pushing with the next deadline or the next release. And now … Continue reading

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