Feel the Fear and Write Your Book AnywaY – Alison Porter…

Just love these sentiments……

Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog

on Heal Your Life:

So many of us know we have healing wisdom to share, but our lack of confidence around writing stops us in our tracks. We dream of writing a book but keep self-sabotaging: we can never find the time. We keep it as a dream, but never make it a reality. You may be an expert in your field, but if writing isn’t something that comes easily, you’ll keep letting life get in the way to avoid making a start. Or you can feel excited about writing but wonder if you truly have anything unique to say when there are so many books already available. There are endless ways we hold ourselves back from bringing our books to life.

So how do you break the cycle? It’s easier than you think. Follow these seven simple steps to see your book idea take shape. Then get out your…

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4 Tips for a Successful Book Fair

Excellent thoughts here for budding authors on how to tackle a book fair.

Nicholas C. Rossis

Elaine Bennett | From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's booksSo far, I’ve never attended a book fair, but will probably do so here in Greece. So, I found this guest post by Elaine Bennett of particular interest. I hope you, too, enjoy it! Elaine is a marketing specialist-turned blogger, currently writing for Bizzmark Blog

4 Tips for a Successful Book Fair

Book fair | From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's books Image: Pixabay

First off, congrats on publishing your work! In the today’s world of fast-paced digital consumption, when too many will rather opt for a quick llama video over a complex, mind-boggling selection of short stories, writing still prevails as an art form that deserves praise. Now that you’re done with the difficult part, writing the darn thing, how you approach your marketing strategy and your preparation for upcoming book fairs may make a big difference in your book’s success.

Book fairs remain very relevant for authors as well as publishers when it comes to promotion, getting…

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Chasing Daydreams

Sharing this as a reminder to never give up on your dreams!

Florida Girl Writes

All of us have a dream or vision of what we want to achieve or who we want to be. Before the kids and marriage, before the real world forces you to face the grueling truth of what it takes to live. Making that dream a vision and turning it into reality takes work.

When you have a dream, you fantasize about the things you want to happen now. Tomorrow, you want to wake up, look in the mirror, and see a version of yourself that you love. Your parents teach you to dream, the world tells you to dream, but when you hit the real world, you get stuck in monotony and mediocrity. You feel guilty you’re not working toward your goal, you feel lazy you’re stuck in one place, so you put your dream off till a better time and the cycle continues without you changing a thing.

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‘Procrastination is the Thief of Time’ Time: Part Three

A problem that needed fixing Yesterday I planned to finish off my accounts - yes it's that time of year again! I was ready to continue my fourth novella in progress, but there it was, staring me in the face on my google calendar, making me feel guilty: 'Update accounts'. I was most definitely not … Continue reading ‘Procrastination is the Thief of Time’ Time: Part Three

Elizabeth: Friday Writing Sprints

Another Friday and a chance to participate in this wonderful opportunity to engage in random writing or share snippets of work in progress. Such a great idea!

Eight Ladies Writing

Happy Friday.  How was your week?

Mine included a big dress-up event at work that meant standing around in sparkly (although uncomfortable) shoes, talking to strangers, and trying to hear over annoyingly loud music.  On the plus side, dessert was a “donut bar”, so the evening wasn’t a total loss.

Now that that’s over and I’m back in comfortable clothes and bunny slippers, it’s time to turn my attention to other matters – namely, getting some words on the page.  I have blank notebooks just waiting to be filled as well as a brand new package of colored pens.  Now all I need to do is to decide what to work on.

Fortunately we’ve got a brand new writing prompt and sixteen random words just waiting to be turned into an entertaining story.   Our Friday sprints have inspired some fun entries and I’ll be doing my best to add…

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‘Walk a Mile in Someone Else’s Shoes’

  Understanding and empathetic Writing my novella series about a fictional high-end shoe shop, which has drawn a number of clients with colourful pasts, I'm reminded of the phrase 'Walk a Mile in Someone Else's Shoes.' It tells us that before we leap in and judge others we must learn to be understanding and empathetic … Continue reading ‘Walk a Mile in Someone Else’s Shoes’