Thursday, 30 August 2018

How Long It Took 40 Writers to Finish Their Famous Novels

From a weekend to 30 years, how long did it take the authors to complete some of the best-loved novels?

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And go here for lots of marketing and funding resources for writers and self-publishers:  Book Marketing and Financing.

Monday, 20 August 2018

Tips for the Lionhearted Writer: How to Honour Your Creativity

If you are like me (and I'm not assuming you are), if you keep your creativity locked in a cupboard and rarely let it out to play, you will find this useful.

Below are some great prompts from Lucy Flint's Lionhearted Writer blog. If you have read Julia Cameron's The Artist's Way, you are familiar with the artist's date. It is just one way of treating yourself with kindness, and nurturing your creativity. Here are the tips:
  • What are twenty things that you love doing? 
  • What hobbies did you love as a kid? 
  • What were your favorite toys as a kid? What did you just love playing with? Where did you most love to go?
  • What did you love to do in art class? Music class? 
  • Where do you like to explore?
  • What kinds of activities or places seem to release something good in you?

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Self-Publishing Tips: How to Become a Bestselling Author

Check out this great article by John Kremer, in which he explains how ordinary people  became bestselling authors.  Go here to read it.  

Plus go here to download my FREE ebook, Book Marketing Genius, where you can read my interview with John Kremer.

For more great self-publishing tips, see Book Marketing and Financing.

Here's to your success!

Monday, 13 August 2018