Cut Deadline Overwhelm with These Simple Steps

Cut Deadline Overwhelm with These Simple Steps

Cut Deadline Overwhelm with These Simple Steps Got deadline overwhelm? When you need to complete a project on a tight deadline or when you're running late and out of time, getting the work done can seem nearly impossible. You can't imagine how you're ever going to complete the work in time. It can also be really stressful. It doesn't matter if the deadline is self-imposed or issued by someone else. Sometimes our own personal deadlines can seem unrealistic once we get started. But surely, it can be done.   With just a few steps, you can turn a seemingly impossible project into a doable one. Here's how to beat deadline overwhelm: Map out your project. When you break a large project into small tasks, suddenly the project doesn't seem so daunting. You start to think it really is possible to complete the work on time. Instead of thinking of a big project and how little time you have to complete it, divide out the work per day. For instance,...
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For Writers: How to Use Newsletters to Build Relationships With Readers

For Writers: How to Use Newsletters to Build Relationships With Readers

For Writers: How to Use Newsletters to Build Relationships With Readers Are you a writer looking to build your author platform? Ready to grow a fan base and start connecting with your readers? As you know, if you're a novelist marketing your books, you're in business to sell a product and your goal is to gain loyal readers and prospective readers. A newsletter is a great way to help you achieve this goal. What is a newsletter? A newsletter is an effective way to validate your existence as an author and to build reader and prospective reader confidence in your writing skills and stories. It's like an official stamp that says, "Hey, I'm still here plugging away at writing great stories for you to read." Regular newsletters help you develop relationships with readers and prospective fans and it's a way to get you in front of them on a regular basis. The saying goes, "out of sight, out of mind." And it's true. If it's been a month or longer since...
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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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