Category Archives: Stress Management for Writers

Are you thinking about self-publishing?

Here’s a new BBC article about the present “existential crisis” in the book industry.

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Why is EVERYONE ripping off writers?

Having been through the process of producing a book these past few weeks, I have to say “BULLSHIT!” to everyone who is taking advantage of writers!  Who am I talking about?  First we have the editors who think they can … Continue reading

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My problem with writing groups…

I have been rewarding myself lately for the completion of my third non-fiction book, by reading a GREAT novel!  Have you heard about “The Paris Wife” yet?  I find it to be the perfect distraction from all the pressure I put … Continue reading

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When is the best time to FOCUS on your writing?

I have been studying this question for myself recently, and have discovered that first thing in the morning is the ONLY time that I can write with full focus and no distractions. That’s BEFORE I get online and start doing … Continue reading

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The Will to Publish: The Rise of Self-Publishing

“Freedom of the press is only available to those who own one.” They had an interesting segment on self-publishing as the lead story on CBS Sunday Morning yesterday, calling it “The Rise of Self-Publishing.” Unfortunately they only really covered fiction … Continue reading

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Why none of your writing is wasted!

Here’s is an EXCELLENT discussion of why you need to keep writing!

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Writing and “Everything’s FREE on the Internet!”

Why is it so hard to “make it” as a writer these days?  It could have something to do with the magical combination that everyone thinks they are a writer, everything’s free on the Internet, and the complete lack of … Continue reading

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