Want to build a solid library of writing reference books but don’t know where to start? I asked a group of writers to tell me their favorites. Here are the top 10 books for writers – chosen by writers like you! Every one is a bestseller no matter how long they’ve been in print – […]
I used to want my writing to be perfect. I wanted every word to go perfectly with every other word. My sentences had to sparkle. My wisdom had to astound and inspire. And my prose had to captivate people and take them to new heights of motivational ecstasy. That’s a standard higher than Mount Everest. […]
Are you writing your first novel? The journey from the first page to the last was different than you thought it would be, isn’t it? Kris Loomis knows how you feel. In this post, she shares the lessons she learned along the way that surprised her. In the spring of 2016, I published my first […]
What if there were some Medium strategies that promise you more claps, more followers, and more attention? Imagine having all the influence you dreamed of when you wrote your first blog post. What would your life be like if your words reached people around the world? What opportunities would you create when you package your […]
When did you say to yourself, “I know I’m a writer? Was there a specific moment you said it? Or did something happen to confirm it? For me, several times stand out. First, I can’t remember a time when I didn’t want to write. When boys my age were playing war with toy solders, I […]
Do you have a book launch in your future? I’ll bet you have tons of questions. What should I do first? What is important and what isn’t? Do I need to spend lots of money or are there things I can do for free? Mike Loomis has been helping authors launch their books for over […]
Daily writing is essential to becoming a great writer. In this post, James Prescott shares how in just 10 minutes a day, you can unleash the fearless writer in you! 5 years ago I had a writing crisis. I could find my true voice, I didn’t know what I was here to write. I had […]
This is guest post by Shayla Raquel. A memoir is more than the true story of your life. It’s your legacy. So if you’re going to write your legacy, don’t you want it to be unforgettable? Can you imagine spending all your time on your memoir, only for it to fall short? While I could’ve […]
Every author’s dream is to get a book contract. A book contract means a publisher thought your work was good enough to take a risk with in the crowded book marketplace. Emily Clark did it three times in one day! In this post, she shares how she did it – and how you can, too. […]
Are you a writer who has tried everything to get attention for you work, but still struggle to get people to read it, share it, and respond to it? Blake Powell knows how you feel. I found him on Medium.com and noticed he had massive success there. I chatted with him recently to find […]
This is a guest post by my friend and fellow blogger Danielle Bernock. She writes from the heart, teaching people that they’re loved, they matter, and that their lives can be extraordinary. Today she shares what a caring and committed community can do for any writer!
You’ve probably heard a lot about how to find your calling. There are scores of books. You could listen to hundreds of speeches. They might even talk about it at church. Today I’m going to boil it down to one sentence.
You may have heard that acting and writing have some things in common. They’re both creative. They both require imagination. And both are hard to make a living doing. In this post, working actress and writer Joelene Wolfe shares how you can do both better.
This is a guest post by Leslie Newman. I met her at the Tribe Conference after following her work this year. In that time she went from a total newbie to a writer with a list of over 1900 subscribers, 1300 Social Media followers, and over 2 million monthly views on Pinterest. Her top […]
Supercharge Your Instagram Success Laurie Wright is an accomplished children’s author, writing coach, and Instagram expert. Here she shares how she built her business, gets attention for her work, and connects with her audience. If you’re a writer who wants to make a living from your work, these tips will help you build a loyal […]
If you read my post last week, you know I learned 3 Unforgettable Lessons at the Tribe Conference. One person who heard me on stage said I sounded like Paul Harvey. So in that spirit, let me say: Now you’re going to hear the rest of the story. I asked attendees what they loved most […]
This year I attended the Tribe Conference for the first time. It all came about by happenstance. One day I was tallying up my book sales and noticed that the grand total had exceeded 25,000! I felt as excited as a foam snake compressed in a can – you know, the 3 foot long […]
Why do you love writing? I asked 54 writers I know to finish the following sentence: The one thing I love most about writing is ______. Their answers will surprise you, challenge you, and inspire you. What I love about writing…it helps me process my thoughts. It’s awesome for the introverted me. […]
This is a guest post by seasoned freelance writer and writing coach Maya Spikes. In this post, she demystifies the process of getting all the freelance clients you want. With these tips, you’ll be getting paid for your work in no time! You hear about other writers who are busy writing for their clients. But […]
Does your writing engage your audience? If not, these 8 tips will change everything. This is a guest post by Dalene Bickel. She has worked in the publishing business since her junior year of college, serving as an editor for both small and large publishers. She also has experience as a ghostwriter and has been […]
This is a guest post by Jewel Eliese. She wears lots of hats. Blogger. Mom. Wife. How does she juggle it all? You can find out at her blog, Write Away, Mommy. It’s filled with stories, lessons, and inspiration for all moms who blog. If you’ve ever thought that great writers live in isolation, Jewel […]
Have you ever wanted to talk to a serial entrepreneur and pick his brain? I have. If you’re a writer, artist, or other creative, you probably long for the chance to make a living from your art. But maybe you shy away from self-promotion. Maybe the whole idea of going out on your own scares […]
Want to be a positive writer? What does that even mean? I asked Bryan Hutchinson, creator of the award-winning blog Positive Writer, and the author of the iconic book (which changed my life!) Writer’s Doubt: The #1 Enemy of Writing (and What You Can Do About It). What he shares isn’t theory – it’s been […]
Writing Success Can Be Yours Writing success. It’s what every writer who wants to go pro dreams of. I recently spoke with Shayla Raquel, an expert editor, seasoned writer, and author-centric marketer. Her mission is to help writers like you make their books the best they can be. In this interview, she shares tips that […]
Have you heard of Medium.com? It’s a great place to get exposure for your writing! Paul Ellsworth did an experiment in one of my writing groups. He invited us all to write an article on Medium.com. Then at a specific time – like 1PM on Monday – we would all green heart (recommend) each other’s […]
YouTube for Business: Is it for you? This is part 2 of an interview I did with Greg Narayan, Founder of Dear Blogger. As of this writing, he has 20,420 subscribers. His channel offers help with WordPress, Blogging, SEO, Design, Advertising, and more! He also shares his insights on how to build and sustain a […]
Do you want to create a blog that supports you? If you dream of making a living blogging, this is a must-read. Here is part one of an exclusive interview I did with Greg Narayan, founder of Dear Blogger! It’s filled with hard-won insights gathered from Greg’s experience. If you want to create a blog […]
You’re sitting in church and the woman in front of you is letting her kids run wild in the pews. You smile, nod, and try to make a snide expression – hoping she’ll pick up on it and take them to the nursery. She doesn’t. You vow to give her a piece of your mind […]
Would you like to turn your passion into profit? Nicole Akers has done it. In this interview she shares how to engage readers, test your ideas to see if they’ll sell, and build a tribe that will help you make your dreams come true!
Today my article, What Art School Failed to Teach Me About Writing & Rejection went live on Positive Writer! Positive Writer is a great resource to visit when you’re filled with doubt about your writing. Bryan Hutchinson has filled it with resources to kick you in the butt, inspire you, and get you writing! You […]