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The 7 Deadly Sins of Twitter (For Writers)

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Alright, writers. Let’s get real. Caution: Sarcasm ahead. You’ve been warned. No, seriously, I’m extremely sarcastic. A little fiery. Sort of done-with-your-shit attitude. It’s how I am in real life, and now in this post, because…well, it’s time. Here’s the thing: Don’t take any of this too personally. (I’m kinda trying to be funny, but in a “no […]

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The Ups and Downs of Week 2 – NaNoWriMo Q&A and Top Resources

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I gotta be honest with you, writing this blog post took a lot of push on my part. I have no interest to type another word. I would rather be napping or resting my tired fingers. Writing my current work in progress is pretty much taking up all of my brain power as of late. […]

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5 Snappy Comebacks To Silence Your Inner Critic

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We all have one. Or many. Inner critics are the bane of a creative person’s existence. Imagine how many things you could have already accomplished in your life if you just ignored that nagging voice? If you kept pushing when he told you to stop? Imagine the possibilities. I do. My inner critic can get […]

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How To Break Up With Writers Block For Good

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Have you ever had that burning itch to write, but you couldn’t quite bring yourself to do it? There’s a story in your head, a little idea, a tiny spark – but nothing ignites when you pick up your pen. Nothing satisfies. Or maybe you know you have the words on your fingertips, but life is just […]

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5 Steps To Balance Writing And Marketing Like A Boss

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Let’s face the facts: If you’re an author or writer of any genre, then you are going to be spending quite a bit of time with marketing! You’ve got your brand to build, graphics to make, and blogs to publish. You’ve got to interact on Twitter and reply to comments on your website. Not to […]

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Why I Quit Pantsing – The Beginning of A Two Month Plotting Adventure

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Welcome to the blog of a chronic pantser, it’s nice to meet you! If you don’t know what a pantser is…here is a little definition that the kind folks of Google let me borrow: A pantser is someone who, “flies by the seat of their pants,” meaning they don’t plan out anything, or plan very little.  […]

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4 Reasons You Should NEVER, EVER Buy Followers

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What’s up, my lovelies? Let’s talk about buying followers, shall we? Unfortunately this is still a very popular trend in the social media universe, as well as tricksters who unfollow as soon as you follow back or track numbers using Crowdfire. There are so many bad mannered habits out there…but this one might take the […]

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The Truth About Following Back

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Follow backs. Sometimes, this is the driving force behind people clicking your follow button. It’s a shame, really. I’ve found that sometimes following back can be the fastest way to grow your network. Is it the best way? No. Will it retain REAL customers in your target market? HELL NO. It is, however, a nice gesture that may […]

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10 Easy Graphic Design Hacks for Non-Designers

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Hey there! Welcome, we’re going to talk about design today! Good graphics can make or break your online presence. It can be the difference between master and amateur, just within a few pictures. You may think it’s innocent to slap a messy picture on your Blog or Twitter, with blurry photos and crumpled comic sans […]

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The Top 5 Ways Writers Can Use Pinterest

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We went over Twitter Tips for Writers but I am here to tell you that Pinterest is just as great of a resource. In fact, it is the perfect place for your writer brand to thrive. A study by Ahology has shown 83 percent of active users prefer to follow a brand than a notable celebrity. That […]

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