Category Archives: Writer’s anxiety

How do we choose our blog topics?

This morning I found myself wondering why we find some topics so worth writing about, while others would never make the cut? Why, when I’m sitting around thinking about nothing in particular, will I mark one idea in my mind … Continue reading

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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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How important is your font size and style?

I have been found recently complaining about tiny, light fonts on numerous blogs lately, especially those directed at older folks, like me!  Come to find out, this has been researched thoroughly!  Are you writing for men or women?  What age … Continue reading

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How to Build a Book

I’m presently in the middle of a big project, constructing the framework for my next book.  I find it useful to conceptualize your book rather like you would when building a house.  Otherwise the job before you can begin to … Continue reading

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Writers who fear publication

I met yesterday with an old friend from a writing group I used to belong to.  I found it interesting that we both left that group for the same reason.  In the end, we found it too frustrating to hang … Continue reading

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Don’t give up on writing! Instead read this story!

Have you heard the true story of the late Olivia Goldsmith, bestselling author of the novel The First Wives Club? Here’s is a great example of writer’s perseverance from Cynthia Kersey’s great book Unstoppable: 45 Powerful Stories of Perseverance and … Continue reading

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Do you regularly lose your confidence as a writer?

I know I do.  I’ll be going along just fine for a while, believing what I do is useful and meaningful.  And then one day, out of the blue, I’ll suddenly decide, “This is crazy!  What am I doing here?” … Continue reading

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