When Starting a Blog Affects Other Areas of Your Writing Life

When Starting a Blog Affects Other Areas of Your Writing Life

When Starting a Blog Affects Other Areas of Your Writing Life So, you started writing the first draft of your new book. You got a chapter or two in and then you thought, "Hey, I should start a blog." Starting a blog is a great way to allow readers to improve their lives through your words right now, right? They won't have to wait for you to publish your book to reap the benefits. And what if you decide later on that writing a book isn't for you? It's true that you can inspire people right now through a blog. You can publish a blog article, send it out to your friends and followers on social media, and get people reading your inspiring words in a matter of minutes. Blogging is also a great way to start building your readership and growing your website rank for when your book does get published. But let me ask you an important question... Have you stopped writing the first draft of your book since...
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Taking Baby Steps Toward Your Writing Goals

Taking Baby Steps Toward Your Writing Goals

Taking Baby Steps Toward Your Writing Goals As babies, we first learned to crawl. Then as we grew bigger, we took our first step and stumbled through until we could maintain our balance and footing. It wasn't long before we were walking without stumbling and beginning to run like little banshees! Much that we do in life must be handled in a similar way, especially writing goals. Often, we start out thinking we can accomplish a lot, only to be let down and discouraged when it gets hard. When you're learning to overcome something challenging, you need to take baby steps. One little thing at a time until you feel confident that you can move forward and break through your barriers and limitations. When you break through your barriers and limitations, you have a greater sense of accomplishment because you see that you can advance down your road to the success you want. But before you get to that point, taking baby steps will...
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How to Get Really, Really Good at Writing and Become a Great Writer

How to Get Really, Really Good at Writing and Become a Great Writer

How to Get Really, Really Good at Writing and Become a Great Writer Want to get really, really good at writing and become a great writer? I hear a lot of complaints about writing… how hard it is, how boring it is, how it takes so long, how they're just not interested in what they're writing about. The list goes on and on. I think every writer has struggled with at least one of these problems at some point in their writing career. I know I have, especially when it comes to writing for my blog. The number one trick to solve this problem is simple: do a lot of writing. How do you get so good at skiing that you think black diamonds are a cake walk? Practice. How do you increase your endurance to compete in the Olympics? Practice. How do you learn how to write a great novel? Practice. How do you… Okay, you get the idea. It's a simple answer, but becoming a great writer requires...
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