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Three Steps to Silence the Inner Critic

That Inner Critic can be a truly destructive voice in the heads of creative people. I know. I write, too. The Inner Critic kills creativity. It extinguishes that inner spark which makes us write or create art. It makes us … Continue reading

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EFT for Authors – Daily Resistance

If you’re even a bit like me, there’s one obstacle you meet practically daily: that bit of resistance when you go to open your file or read what you wrote the day before and now need add new words. And … Continue reading

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Conquer NaNoWriMo – Can I even do this?

Today is day 2 of NaNoWriMo. Maybe you struggled getting the necessary word count yesterday (1,667 words, btw.). Maybe, like me, you didn’t even make it that far. Maybe you already doubt you can do it again because it was … 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 – 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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The Publishing Author’s Mindset – The Query Letter

For generations of authors, the query letter has been the biggest source of stress, frustration and desperation. It’s the largest emotional obstacle to getting traditionally published. Why? Because so much is riding on it. If you get it right and … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo Special – No Plot! Arghhh!

When NaNoWriMo took off, Chris Baty, who instigated it, wrote a book called “No Plot, No Problem”. In fact, it is lying on my desk right now. Now, most authors fall somewhere on the spectrum that has plotters on one … Continue reading

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Writers’ Block – Can’t Show This to Mom

Would you show your book to your mom or grandma? Did I get you there? *winks* I know how that feels. I’ve written scenes that I would hesitate to show my mother. You know what I mean. Those. Yeah. Thing … Continue reading

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Writers’ Block – Scared of the Haters

We authors tend to pour a lot of ourselves into our books, even if they are non-fiction. And we’re rightfully proud of what we have created once we have a finished, edited manuscript, or even a finished book, ready to … Continue reading

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The Success Experiment – They Have a Secret

When we look at successful authors like Hugh Howey, Andy Weir or H.M. Ward, their rise to fame often seems unbelievable. They seem to come out of nowhere, and sell thousands or even millions of books. And they usually say … Continue reading

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