Tag: becoming a professional author

What it Takes to Be a "Real" Writer

When we begin this dream of writing, there are a number of hurdles we must pass if we hope to become successful. Some of those obstacles are on the outside, yet many are internal battles. If we waste precious energy fretting over the things we have no way to change? That’s valuable creative energy that can be focused on what’s within the domain of our responsibility.

The Writer's Journey—Staying the Course From Newbie to Master

The mark of a pro is they make whatever we want to do look easy. From running a business to playing guitar to wicked cool Kung Fu moves, masters rarely seem to even break a sweat. Same with authors. With the pros? The story flows, pulls us in, and appears seamless and effortless.

From Newbie to Master—Understanding the Writer's Journey

The mark of a pro is they make whatever we want to do look easy. From running a business to playing guitar to wicked cool Kung Fu moves, masters rarely seem to even break a sweat. Same with authors. With the pros? The story flows, pulls us in, and appears seamless and effortless. Just check …

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8 Elements to NAILING Your Plot & Owning NaNo

I promised not to leave you guys hanging with my last post. Now that I have a lot of you beating your shields ready for NaNo, I’m going to give you battle tactics to come out victorious (or maybe at least alive). Sure, NaNo is great to just learn to turn off the Inner Editor …

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This Month, We Write IN HELL—To NaNo or Not to NaNo

Haters: We will darken the skies with our criticism. Real Writers: Then we will WRITE in the SHADE.