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A Realistic Path to Becoming a “Successful Writer”

I seem to have found a theme lately, and that theme encompasses what it takes to be a successful writer. One thing we often forget, as readers as much as writers, is that “success” as determined by society is, for the … Continue reading

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The Basics of Being a Successful Writer

Writing is hard. Trying to make a steady income stream from it is even harder. Bob Mayer recently posted a blog about what it really means to write, what it really means to publish, and what it really means to … Continue reading

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I Have No Sense of Humor (aka, learning to write what I love)

It occurred to me today, after watching a long round of The Big Bang Theory, that I have no sense of humor. Oh, I appreciate watching it and reading it when someone else does it for me to enjoy. I … Continue reading

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Grammatical Crimes – Put on the Cuffs!

I’ve been finding more and more grammar errors lately. On signs. On menus. On blogs and in the media. Even in books. Maybe I’m more critical of these mistakes because I’m a writer, but I gotta admit they make me nuts. … Continue reading

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Someone Else’s Success Isn’t Your Failure

I heard this quote the other day when I was watching an interview with Jim Parsons (my latest entertainment obsession, because I think he’s a comic genius and an amazing person, and because The Big Bang Theory is outstanding television). … Continue reading

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Thoughts for Authors and Publishing in 2015

Winners Don’t Quit! Writing and publishing is a tough business. I write because I love it and can’t imagine not doing it. Here are two thoughts from a recent post by Bob Mayer that really hit home because they are so very … Continue reading

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10 Ways to Keep Earning a Living as a Writer

Great advice here for writers from Bob Mayer, and it was well-timed for me. The one thought that stood out the most? “Understand that everyone else isn’t doing as great as they pretend they’re doing, so stop comparing yourself. You … Continue reading

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