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I would love it if you guys take a good look at this group - Authors' Tale. They are the reason I'm here. via Our mission: to grow and learn, always.
Love the tips here. I do some of them – but I need to get email and a newletter happening
Traffic! It’s one of those words that I do not like much, for it almost begs us to forget that those stats represent actual people.
But… but… I know that one of the main reasons we blog is to be read by other people, so this makes it important to gain more followers, to receive feedback, to feel as if what you blog about truly matters to other people.
That’s why I compiled a list of the eight best ways to increase traffic and gain more followers for your blog.
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I bit too scary for me – but a great idea if you just need to get your writing vibe happening again
I am always looking for new writing exercises to pass onto you fabulous writers. Writing can become very tedious, which in turn can force us to become stagnant. How many times can we sit down at the same computer, at the same coffee shop, and work on the same few pages? It will make anyone go a little crazy and will eventually bring on a nasty case of writer’s block. To make sure we keep our creative juices flowing, we need to switch up our routine a bit every once in a while. Maybe we take up a bench in the park for a few hours instead of writing under the dim light of our favorite coffee spot. Or maybe we try writing at night, versus during the wee hours of the morning. Or just maybe, we take a break from our current project and focus on some freestyle writing-…
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Okay - so you've gone through the blood, sweat and tears of writing and editing your novel. And now you have to get people to read it, be they a publisher or, hopefully, the reading public. So how do you sell your baby in a few words? I am not even going to pretend that... Continue Reading →
It would be a rare person that does not know the reason behind the celebration of Easter in the western world. Good Friday marks the death of Jesus on the cross, while Easter Sunday marks his rising from death. Although many do not necessarily believe that Jesus is the risen son of God, few would... Continue Reading →
Some great advice here from Crystal MM Burton
It’s one of the most popular and well-known bits of advice for writers.
Kill your darlings.
If you’ve been writing for a while, you’ve heard it. If you’re new to writing, you’re hearing it now and you’ll hear it again. But who said it, what does it mean, and how do you do it?
Who said it first?
Many people credit the phrase to Stephen King, who said:
Kill your darlings, kill your darlings, even when it breaks your egocentric little scribbler’s heart, kill your darlings.
It’s great advice, and he’s right; it will break your heart to do it. He really empathizes with his fellow authors, knowing how we are and how much it will hurt. But he didn’t start the phrase. King was actually quoting William Faulkner, who said:
In writing, you must kill all your darlings.
It’s fewer words and more imperative than King’s version. Faulkner says…
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Well, it's been a long time coming, but it's here: Heart of a Child is published and available on Amazon both as an eBook and paperback! Here are the links: Amazon Australia Amazon UK Amazon US Hope you enjoy it! Cheers Kerry
I might have a bit of fun today with some words. We constantly take our language for granted: why wouldn't we when we use it every day? I like the idea of knowing where words come from, what they really mean - and bringing back words that are seldom used but are so delicious! So... Continue Reading →