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Branding 101: Keeping Our Sanity while Building a Brand

March 23, 2017 Over-Achieving Perfectionist
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We can’t do it all, and as Jenny Hansen mentioned recently, that includes limiting our social media platforms. It’s so easy in this business to overdo things, and that includes our branding efforts. Let’s take a look at how to find (and keep) the right balance for the sake of our sanity.

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Brain Science: Right Brain vs. Left Brain vs. Creativity

March 7, 2017 Writing Stuff
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Ever heard of the left-brain versus right-brain dichotomy—our logical, language-focused left brain versus our creative and artistic right brain? What does that mean for authors, with our need for creativity and language? Let’s dig deeper into this brain science…

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How to Make Our Blog Images Tell a Story

February 21, 2017 Over-Achieving Perfectionist
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Many forms of writing include visual elements, but there’s a difference between images that simply provide a visual element, and images that add to the writing. Let’s take a look at how we can make the visuals we include with our work add to the meaning of our words.

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The Best Reason to Blog — 2016 Edition

November 24, 2016 Random Musings
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I purposely follow those I don’t agree with on social media because I want to learn. It’s that same thirst for knowledge that makes me so happy to share my blog with guest posters during NaNoWriMo month. Through the power of guest posts, we’ve been blessed to learn from other perspectives here.

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Helping Writers: Writing Coaches, Guest Posts, & More!

October 13, 2016 News
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We’re talking guest posts—both my upcoming posts at the Writers Helping Writers site as one of their Resident Writing Coaches and an opportunity to guest post here on my blog during the month of November. And *psst* I need advice for NaNoWriMo too…

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Self or Traditional: Choosing Our Publishing Path

August 16, 2016 Writing Stuff
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Over the years, a sharp division has split the writing community into two camps: traditional publishing and self-publishing. However, the current us-vs.-them attitude doesn’t seem nearly as bad as it used to be. When writers research their options for which path they should take, what advice do they encounter now?

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Blogiversary Winners & a Bonus Contest!

July 12, 2016 News
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Are you one of my Blogiversary winners? If not, never fear—there’s a bonus contest!

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6th Annual Blogiversary Contest — Prize: Me! Wait…er, What?

June 28, 2016 For Readers
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It’s that time of year again. My six-year blogiversary is coming up on July 12th. And I’m once again amazed by the fact that I’ve been writing this blog for six years. How can something feel like yesterday and forever at the same time?

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10 Tips for Making Tumblr Work for Writers — Guest: Davonne Burns

June 9, 2016 Over-Achieving Perfectionist
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As writers, we’re always struggling to find time for everything, including social media. But every social media platform is different, so just because we don’t like one platform doesn’t mean another one won’t be a perfect fit, especially if we want to be where our readers are.

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Does Missing a Deadline Make Us Unprofessional?

April 5, 2016 Writing Stuff
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As writers, we face deadlines and commitments every time we turn around. So we’re likely to be familiar with the pressure of deadlines and the expectation of meeting our commitments. But what happens when we can’t meet them? How bad is it for us and our reputation?

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