[Tipster] How to Collect Your Book Ideas tipster post Mar 31, 2023

Tuesday afternoon I met with a literary agent to discuss a book idea that’s been swirling inside me for a few years.

The idea relates to my expertise in collecting and styling vintage.

On...

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[Podcast] View Your Time Set Aside for Writing as Sacred 1 developing the writer's mindset 3 honing the writing craft podcast post Mar 24, 2023

Is your writing time sacred?

Typically, people use the word ‘sacred’ to define what we’ve written. Confessional writing, memoirs, poetry and some narrative fiction are considered...

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[Tipster] How a Shift from Product to Process Changes Your Writing tipster post Mar 24, 2023

It might not impress you, because I was an English (not Math or Engineering) major, but I got straight As as an undergrad.

My quest for As led to panic attacks when a paper was returned with a B+....

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[Tipster] Give Your Readers Some Gold Coins tipster post Mar 17, 2023

I have a fun-loving nephew who has an extreme form of ADHD.

At seven years old, he’s inattentive, hyperactive, and impulsive.

 I tried once to watch a movie with him, but I gave up. He...

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[Tipster] The Fight for Fresh Language tipster post Mar 10, 2023

Cue the Rocky theme song.

Trying hard now
It’s so hard now
Trying hard now
Getting strong now
Won’t be long now
Getting strong now
Gonna fly now!

If you’re like me,...

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[Podcast] Rosanne Bane on How to Overcome Writer’s Block 3 honing the writing craft podcast post Mar 10, 2023

Do you feel an overwhelming amount of stress and anxiety when you think about writing?

Do you blame yourself when you don’t write?

Do you feel lazy, unimaginative, or self-indulgent when you...

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[Tipster] How to Write Point of View for Fiction and Memoir tipster post Mar 03, 2023

“There is always a ménage à trois when you’re reading: you, the author, and the character.”

This is the opening line to “Mastering Points of View in...

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[Podcast] Bryan Cohen on How to Sell Your Self-Published Book with Amazon Ads 5 promoting your writing podcast post Feb 27, 2023

Just publishing a book isn’t enough to get people to see it. You have to promote it, tooOne of the most cost-effective and easiest ways to get people to notice your book is through...

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[Tipster] How to Structure Your Book - Movements tipster post Feb 23, 2023

In this Tipster, learn how to structure your book through 'movements.'

It was a hallelujah day when my Tupperware drawer stopped shaming me for being dysfunctional.
 
Pieces we inherited after...

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[Tipster] How to Write Memorable Descriptions tipster post Feb 13, 2023

In this Tipster, we instruct you on how to write memorable descriptions.

Every form of writing includes at least some form of description.

Too much description - and you slow down and bore the...

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[Tipster] How to Simply Create a Website tipster post Feb 08, 2023

In this Tipster post, we provide tips on how to simply create a website.

Don’t tell my husband. I’ve spent $1,008 on nothing. Nothing. 
 
That’s what $14 a month for five...

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[Podcast] Novelist Jaimie Engle on Becoming a Romcom Screenwriter 3 honing the writing craft podcast post Jan 31, 2023

Burnt out from a subpar publishing experience and the COVID-19 pandemic, novelist Jaimie Engle decided it was time for a change in her writing career: from book writing to screenwriting.

Two...

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