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The How-to Book by Rochelle Melander

From Dale Carnegie’s now classic tome, How to Win Friends and Influence People to the new How to Think More about Sex by Alain de Botton—how-to books sell big. What is a “how to book”? I’ve heard the how-to book … Continue reading

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Who Are You: Characters That Stand Out To Readers by Angela Ackerman

Today, I’m delighted to welcome Angela Ackerman to the blog. She’s an insightful writer and blogger who is the coauthor of The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Character Expression. In today’s tip, she talks about how you can create … Continue reading

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Take Your Blog from Blah to Breathtaking in Six Easy Steps

Take Your Blog from Blah to Breathtaking in Six Easy Steps by Rochelle Melander I watched a bit of the Olympic trials for gymnastics on television. I noticed that the best athletes made their sport look easy. They jumped, flipped, … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo: 6 Things to Do Before Blogging a Book

Today, I am delighted to welcome Nina Amir as my guest blogger. Nina is an author, coach, and the founder of Write Nonfiction in November. She will also be my guest on tomorrow’s Write Now! Mastermind class at 12:00 PM … Continue reading

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Why Write-A-Thon? Hard Goals Transform You

The marathon lifestyle promotes doing rather than watching…by adopting the marathon lifestyle you can confront your own lions, be your own hero, fight your own battles, challenge yourself. —Richard Benyo When I did my first write-a-thon in 2004, I had … Continue reading

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Walking and Writing

For me, poetry is related to walking. Words and images fill me when I wander somewhere alone. Writer Bruce Chatwin lived with nomads and believed inspiration, as well as true rest, could best be found in motion. Sometimes I wish … Continue reading

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Write Your Book in 26 Days

  “Writing a book is a long, exhausting struggle, like a long bout of some painful illness.” —George Orwell Have you ever thought about writing books as a long, difficult struggle? I certainly have—and I LOVE writing! But over the … Continue reading

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