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Creating a Writers’ Mastermind Group (And How It Can Help You Become an Infinitely Better Writer)

So I’ve been listening to the Self-Publishing Podcast, which I highly recommend (although it has tons if profanity so you’ve been warned; it’s hilarious, though), and episode 24 talks about the importance of writers’ mastermind groups. It’s amazing what Sean, Johnny, and Dave manage to do when they push each other. By the way, these guys are actually […]

Monday Must-Reads [07.28.14]

Welcome to this week’s edition of Monday Must-Reads. Back to the usual length but still packed with amazingly helpful tips. Hope you enjoy and share! Fun Stuff & Productivity Tips 5 Top Tips To Boost Writing Productivity | Self-Publishing Advice Using Labels in Scrivener | Tech Tools for Writers Susan Kaye Quinn, Speculative Fiction Author: […]

Monday Must-Reads [07.21.14 The Last Month's Worth]

I’m back! Welcome to this special edition of Monday Must-Reads. It includes the most helpful blog posts for writers from the last month instead of the last week. Hope you enjoy and share! Tons of stuff to munch on here.  Fun Stuff & Productivity Tips How To Become A Prolific Writer While Holding Down A […]

Monday Must-Reads [06.16.14]

Welcome to this week’s edition of Monday Must-Reads. Hope you enjoy and share. Fun Stuff & Productivity Tips What Really Holds You Back from Winning | Goins, Writer Would You Rather, for Writers Writability: Vlog: 5 Ways to Support Your Favorite Authors QueryTracker Blog: 12 Tips for Balancing Summer Fun and Your Writing Tips for […]

Monday Must-Reads [06.09.14]

Welcome to this week’s edition of Monday Must-Reads. Hope you enjoy and share! Fun Stuff & Productivity Tips The young adult summer reading chart (infographic) Writer Unboxed » Will Write For Chocolate: Old School Writing How to Remember Everything – Copyblogger A Day In The Life of Author Julie Shackman | Rachel Abbott The Writers […]

Monday Must-Reads [06/02/14]

Welcome! Hope you enjoy and share this week’s tips. Fun Stuff & Productivity Tips Organize Your Weekly Writing Schedule | Fantasy Scroll 10 tips for getting your kids reading this summer (infographic) The Writers Alley: Don’t Quit Now…You’re Almost There! The Best Business Books – Amy Lynn Andrews Exercise and Writing | Elizabeth Spann Craig […]

An Amazing Person is Gone

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I was about to sit down for lunch today when I read online that Maya Angelou had passed away this morning. My heart sunk, and I wanted to cry. I never met Maya Angelou, and most famous people (celebrities, movie stars, musicians, etc) I wouldn’t be that excited to meet. Except for a select few […]

Monday Must-Reads [05/26/14]

Welcome to this week’s edition of Monday Must-Reads. Hope you enjoy and share! Fun Stuff & Productivity Tips How To Write A Book Online With The Resources Available Writing & Parenting | G. G. Andrew Beware writer burnout | Belinda Williams Distraction Free Writing: A Dream Come True – BookWorks | BookWorks When You Die, […]

Monday Must-Reads [05/19/14]

Welcome to this week’s edition of Monday Must-Reads. Hope you enjoy and share! Fun Stuff & Productivity Tips The Illusions of Money, Power, and Fame | Goins, Writer The Writers Alley: HELP! My family hates when I write….  Small–But Vital–Tasks for Off Days: #4 is the Worst What Jiro Dreams of Sushi means for writers […]

Monday Must-Reads [05/12/14]

Welcome to this week’s edition of Monday Must-Reads! Hope you enjoy and share. Fun Stuff & Productivity Tips How to Value your Writing | Wise Ink’s Blog for Indie Authors about Self-Publishing You Are Totally Going To Die « terribleminds: chuck wendig TMI: May Include Butt Stuff « terribleminds: chuck wendig Writing Tips & Inspiration […]

Monday Must-Reads [05/05/14]

Welcome to this week’s edition of Monday Must-Reads. Hope you enjoy and share! Fun Stuff & Productivity Tips What Really Happens When You Start Over | Goins, Writer Author, Jody Hedlund: How to Cheat to Find More Work Time The world’s most beautiful bookstores and libraries – BookBaby Blog Writing Tips & Inspiration Five Common […]

Monday Must-Reads [04/28/14]

Welcome to this week’s edition of Monday Must-Reads. Hope you enjoy and share! Fun Stuff & Productivity Tips How I work: 6 tips to getting up early. – Jon Acuff Hemingway StacyEnnis.com » Why a Writing Routine Matters and How to Start One Beyond Paper Editing: How to Write a Quality Book Fast Using a […]

Monday Must-Reads [04/23/14]

Welcome to this week’s edition of Monday Must-Reads. Some awesome gems this week. Hope you enjoy and share.  Fun Stuff & Productivity Tips My Journey in Creative Writing: One Word I am Omitting from my Vocabulary Don’t Make It Perfect. Just Make It Better. Introverted: The Writer’s Power and Downfall Writing Tips & Inspiration dulemba: […]

Monday Must-Reads [04/14/14]

Welcome to this week’s edition. My favorite article this week (an absolute must-read) was Dan Blank’s “Your Life is Not Tetris.” Two other extremely helpful articles are “No More Excuses About Writing” and “Lessons Learned From a Game Changing London Book Fair 2014,” both at The Creative Penn. Hope you enjoy and share!  Fun Stuff […]

Monday Must-Reads [4/7/14]

Enjoy and share this week’s edition of Monday Must-Reads! One of my personal favorites is Chuck Wendig’s post on potty training toddlers in the first section below.  Fun Stuff & Productivity Tips Don’t Freeze Your Family—Physics PROVES Why We Writers Need to Lighten UP | Kristen Lamb’s Blog How to Write the Right Way on […]