Tag: writing obstacles

Harness the Power of Loud
April 28, 2017 Writing Advice Phoebe Darqueling

I had a hard time finding an image to go along with this post because obviously “loud” is something experienced through our ears. So how can you get your readers to “hear” loud using only the written word? One answer is to focus on how loudness makes people feel in different situations. Any migraine sufferer
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Using Other Media For Inspiration
April 26, 2017 Writing Advice Lilian Oake

“I want to write, I just don’t know what  to write.” “I have nothing new to say.” “I’m bored with my own writing.” We’ve all been there before. Feeling the itch to write, but drawing a blank when sitting before the computer screen or notepad. Our minds, lacking the oomph to create. It’s frustrating, and
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How to Overcome Writer Burnout
April 25, 2017 Writing Advice J.K. Allen

Writer burnout. It feels a lot like writer’s block. You sit down at your desk and stare at the blank page and your mind buzzes. You’re stressed to the max and just plain overworked and it’s showing up to haunt you. Burnout happens to us all too often as we push ourselves to do more
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The Highest Hurdle: Publication
April 24, 2017 Writing Advice Nancy E Miller

sent my first book, Crystal Unicorns, out to more than fifty agents and publishers before I stopped and reconsidered.  Several liked the book but were afraid of the premise, underage antagonist, episode of sexual assault and murder. It was nothing I had not seen in other books or movies. They just weren’t willing to take
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Tips from Bestseller Novels on How to Overcome Writing Obstacles by Melinda Harmon
April 22, 2017 OWS Features,Special Feature Stephanie Ayers

There are many individuals dreaming of becoming a writer and living a carefree life. A life where you can determine your own working hours and sipping coffee with your laptop open while writing a bestseller. The dream is amazing, but many writers soon find out that there is more to being a writer than the
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Marketing in Minutes a Day
April 20, 2017 Writing Advice Heidi Angell

The life of an author is a constant struggle for balance. For most, that balancing act includes a full-time job, family, social commitments, writing, and then when writers hear “marketing” they throw their hands up feeling overwhelmed and demand that they don’t have any time. I’m here to show you how to add marketing to
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Little Ones and Writing: Finding a Balance
April 19, 2017 Writing Advice David Wiley

About ten months ago, something incredible happened. My wife gave birth to our first child. The months since that day have been filled with a new, special kind of joy that has filled this father’s heart to the brim. I wouldn’t trade a moments spent with him for anything in the world and his smile
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10 Ways to Fight off Writer’s Anxiety
April 18, 2017 Writing Advice J.K. Allen

It’s happened to all of us before. We sit down to write and get overwhelmed. Are we even any good at writing? Fear takes over and the screen is too white and blank and no words are coming. This is writer’s anxiety and it hampers our creativity and ability to produce. So let’s look at
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Professional Obstacles for the Writer
April 17, 2017 Writing Advice Nancy E Miller

So far we’ve covered Personal and Psychological obstacles authors face. This week we move on to the third P… Professional obstacles. How do I get noticed? Why do I keep getting rejected? Marketing? How do I do that? This takes so much time. Why bother trying for an agent or publisher? Do I have to go
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First Aid for Writer’s Block
April 14, 2017 Writing Advice Stacy Overby

Inspiration. The process of being mentally stimulated to do or feel something, especially to do something creative. At least according to Google, this is the definition of inspiration. But, as any author knows, inspiration can be as elusive as finding the truth in a room full of teenagers in trouble. Let me help you out
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