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EFT for Authors – Beginner’s Block

It’s never easy to begin something new. Which is also very true for authors setting out to write their first story or novel. Many simply don’t know how. But they put pressure on themselves, trying to come up with the … Continue reading

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EFT for Authors – I Hate Marketing!

Sadly, books don’t sell themselves. I know. I know. They really should. A good book should find its audience easily, it should impress readers and make them rave about it. And send them scurrying to buy more books by you, … Continue reading

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EFT for Authors – Not Original Enough

I’m seeing this time and again. It crops up in author forums, in FB groups, even in some writing advice books. And I can see it driving authors to despair. My story isn’t original enough! It’s basically an expression of … Continue reading

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Procrastination – Fear of Success

At first glance, this sounds rather weird. Why would people be afraid of success when all we want is to be successful? It’s because of our wild imagination. We need it for our creative endeavors, but it can also trip … Continue reading

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Procrastination – Fear of being Judged

Underneath all those fears that I’ve been talking about in the last few weeks is another, much bigger fear: The fear of being judged. The big issue behind that fear is that being judged means being rejected and getting kicked … Continue reading

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Procrastination – Fear of Mistakes

From this post on, we’re going to look at the reasons behind procrastination, and we’re starting with the obvious: Fear of doing something wrong. Now, rationally, we know that making an error isn’t a big thing, it’s usually a moment … Continue reading

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Procrastination – Introduction

I think you all know this feeling. This feeling of… nah, I’ll do it later. No, not now… later. I’m not in the mood, I’m not inspired, I’m not… whatever. And then we procrastinate. Nah, I’ll do it tomorrow, there’s … 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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