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Tag: how to be a successful writer

Here's to Breaking Writing Rules—Rebels With a Cause or Rebels Without a Clue?

For the past several years, I’ve always begun the New Year with predictions of what the publishing industry would or wouldn’t do in the year to come. But this year? I’m being a rule-breaker and taking a different perspective—one I believe has greater impact and longevity. Algorithms rise and fizzle, publishers go out of business, …

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Writer Victory!—Change Your Mind

We have all this training about success, and that’s great. I blog about it, too. But, we can’t become good at success until we get really good at failure. When we step out and dare to dream, to write a book or query or blog or freelance or do anything remarkable, we have to LET GO.

Writer Victory!—#1 Voluntarily Submit

I worked corporate job I hated to impress people who didn’t care. They didn’t care about anything other than my validation that being safe was sane. Paychecks were paramount.

The Burst of the Social Media Bubble, Rise of the Indie Author & Why Coffee is to Blame

My opinion is we’re seeing a bubble burst that looks a lot like what happened to the dot.coms. Social media has reached an asymptote (not many “drastically new” features to add). Unless Facebook does something EPICALLY STUPID, it will probably remain. Same with Twitter. Fad frenzy has normalized and this new way of interacting has integrated into our culture.

When Will I Get My Breakthrough? Making It Past "The Dip"

First of all, just keep going. Keep your head down. Small actions over time add up. No one might read your blogs today, but keep blogging and one day BOOM. People will discover you, then go digging through your archives and subscribe because they see you show up. You post. You are there.