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400th Blog Post AND A GIVEAWAY!

Cue the confetti, pop the champagne: It’s my 400th blog post!! And it comes with a SPECIAL GIVEAWAY!! For those of you keeping track, I just celebrated my fourth blog-aversary. That means I’ve written pretty close to 100 blog posts a year, or one every 3.5 days. A blog post starts with an idea, which always comes to me when I’m away from my computer. If I specifically brainstorm for blog... read more

Realization Brought On By 7/7/7

Quick update on the newsletter situation: I have now tried three new programs, and all of them were much less user-friendly than the one I’d initially chosen. Naturally, that one is still not working, and the support team has not gotten back to me. I’m still working on this. Wish me luck! Last week, my friend Sara Letourneau tagged me in a 7/7/7 challenge. The rules for the challenge are as... read more

The Secret Reason Why You Need A Niche

When you start looking into marketing your writing, whether it’s selling a book, a blog or an article, you’ll frequently come across this advice: “Find your niche. Decide what you’re going to focus on, what you’d like to be known for. Write your way into that niche and stay there.” But do you really need to have a niche? And when do you know that you’re ready to commit to one? I resisted the idea of a... read more

The Time Is Write Now

I have been many different kinds of writers. I have been a joyous writer. A pensive writer. A prolific one, a stagnating one. I have written inspired things, and I’ve written idiotic things. I have been a successful writer and a rejected writer. I have been a humbled writer, a proud writer. Today, I am a struggling writer. I have been reluctant to re-start this blog with its new theme, WORDS, until... read more

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