Month: October 2016

Day 5: Don’t Let Comparisons Stop You

Alright, let’s admit it. You write something, and you work on something, and you compare it to somebody else’s work. Suddenly, instead of feeling confident, you feel discouraged. You think your writing isn’t as good, your story isn’t as strong, or your message isn’t as powerful. You feel like throwing the whole thing in the […]

Don’t Let the 40 Day Writing Challenge Intimidate You

“Love your post in 40 days… WOW really???? 2 hours a day? or a week? I must be crazy to even consider it!!! And I gather this is completely fiction? Right?? Where do I even come up with a story line??? You’ve got me half ways over a barrel!!” That response to my 40 Day […]

The 40 Day Writer Challenge Begins

NaNoWriMo is just 10 days away, so I thought I would do something fun to help promote it for all of my writing friends, and for those who aren’t writing yet but would like to become a writer. For the next 40 days, I will be posting a writing lesson per day to help you […]

Networking Requires Gratitude

This is the fifth week of our series on The Value of a Network. Last week, I covered the fact that networking requires your passion. It takes passion to spark passion in someone else. This week, I’m going to talk about the importance of gratitude and how that helps your network grow. Symptoms of Ingratitude […]

The Quest for Confidence: Understanding Disappointment

This is the fifth week of our Quest for Confidence series. Last week, I talked about learning to accept abandonment. This week, I’m going to talk about disappointment and what you need to understand about it in order to help you move forward in life and, especially, in your writing. Everyone Experiences Disappointment No one […]

Time Tips: Portable Writing Kit

One of the biggest complaints I hear from writers, especially those who work full-time jobs and write in their off-time (which is most of them), is that they don’t have time to write. I’m about to share with you a strategy to make time to write, even if you don’t have more than 10 minutes […]

Writer’s Showcase: Leslea Wahl

For as long as I can remember I’ve been creating characters and stories in my mind but I never really pursued that interest. I wrote some articles when I worked, contributed to newsletters for groups I belonged to and told stories to my children but I never considered writing a novel, especially one for teens. […]

Networking Requires Your Passion

Over the last few weeks, I’ve been covering networking and how important it is to becoming a success not only in the business of books but in any area of life where you want to succeed. Last week I talked about how important it is that you show up. This week I’m going to share […]