Creation of a Writer | Reading as Writing Foundation

Childhood reading stimulates all kinds of creativity. In this reflective piece, Ann Swann reveals how, as a child, her reading scheme was the foundation of her writing career.
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Creation of a Writer

by Ann Swann

Ann Swann Creation of a writer Reading post picOn my Twitter profile, I boldly state that one of my books seeks to change the world and the others are just for entertainment. Flippant, maybe. True? Yes. Of course it also says I will write for chocolate. And that much is a fib. For years I’ve written for much, much less than chocolate. Continue reading Creation of a Writer | Reading as Writing Foundation

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Being a Writer | How to Get Started as a Writer

How did you get started as a writer? In today's guest post, Joe Conlon, talks about his experience. Enjoy!
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How to Get Started as a Writer

by Joe Conlan

Joe Conlan get started as a writer post picHave you ever made the statement to anyone who would listen, “I’ve always wanted to…" ? I’m pretty sure most of us have on many occasions about a variety of experiences. Sometimes, we even make it happen. Since I was a young adult, I completed that sentence with “write a book.” It might have never happened for me if a simple question from my ex-father-in-law hadn’t given me the kick in the butt I needed. Continue reading Being a Writer | How to Get Started as a Writer

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Self Publishing Is Hard | Marketing is Harder

Self Publishing is hard. There are no two ways about it. I think we have all felt the frustration of self publishing a work of genius, only to find that no one buys it. Readers don't know it's there unless we can find an efficient marketing strategy! Writers, even when they've been traditionally published, have to get their hands dirty with marketing.

Enjoy today's guest rant by Dairenna Von Ravenstone - you may find yourself, as I did, nodding in agreement all the way through it! Continue reading Self Publishing Is Hard | Marketing is Harder

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Self Publishing: The Writing Revolution

Becoming an author is easier than it has ever been – we have something to say and now, with the advent of self publishing in all its forms, we are able to reach an audience through our own efforts, rather than relying on being noticed by an agent or publishing house. This week’s guest poster, Adrian King, has some tips on how to take full advantage of the writing revolution. Continue Reading