How to do nothing and become a better writer

The Thanksgiving/Christmas/New Year triple threat is upon us. This means that most of America will promptly stop being productive for a month and a half. Many will phone in sick-days from the ski slopes or call up complaining of the ol’ “brown bottle flu.” Couple these folks with those already unemployed and the US basically…
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When a 3 Star Review is better than a 5 Star Review

Independent authors need reviews. Badly. We need them like a plant needs sunlight. Like a bum needs a witty cardboard sign. Like a Thanksgiving dinner needs copious amounts of wine. Unless you’ve somehow managed, by the grace of God, to find yourself reviewed by the Times or the Wall Street Journal Review of Books, then…
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Yeah you can write it, but can you sell it?

A fellow writing blogger (John Bell over at StartYourNovel.com) brought up an excellent response to our last post on quitting, that went a little farther than even our hard hitting, gumshoe analysis did in figuring out why writers are quitting all over the place. And it is happening, even though you might not see it….
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Feel like quitting?

Quitting is the number one affliction that affects writers. Hangovers is a close second, and bad facial hair is up there as well, at least for men, but quitting is the clear front runner. It’s time to address this bogeyman, drag it out of the closet of your mind and shake it off in the…
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