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Writer Burnout: How Do You Deal?

Huge cloud of smoke behind car "burning out" with text: Is Burnout Clouding Your Writing Career?

As writers, we can burn out in so many different aspects of our lives that it’d be a surprise if we never burned out. And if we don’t deal with our burnout, the problems are likely to get worse, so we might need to make changes.

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May 31, 2018

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Reader Connections, Fake Personas, and Catfishing

Yellow figurine on pile of fake coins with text: When Does "Fake" Become "Fraud"?

Many authors try to create a sense of friendship and connection to their readers. But some “authors” aren’t authors at all—they’re marketing people using ghostwriters and fake personas to trick readers into forming those connections.

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April 17, 2018

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Yay! It’s a Surprise Party Giveaway!

Thesaurus books in background with text: Help Writers and Win Books!

To celebrate the 10-year blogiversary of Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi’s Writers Helping Writers site, I’m giving away their books to those who help make my Writing Skills Master Lists project as complete as possible.

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February 22, 2018

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