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4 Ways to Beat Frustration in Your Writing Career

Image by Chris Devers A writer named Yvonne Kohano reached out to me recently and told me this was their biggest challenge: “I’m feeling scattered. Too many ideas for novels and nonfiction writing, all screaming for attention. I get distracted by marketing and outreach to develop an audience. Focus, which …

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The Secrets We Keep

Flickr Creative Commons: T Let’s talk, just for a moment, about social media. I love Facebook and Instagram for the connection they provide, with people I see rarely and with people I see often. I love the unexpected laughs, the bits of beauty or joy, feeling a part of other’s …

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Please Do Not Support My Patreon

Warning: Hacks for Hacks tips may have harmful side effects on your writing career, and should not be used by minors, adults, writers, poets, scribes, scriveners, journalists, or anybody. Have you heard of Patreon? It’s a company that empowers crowd-sourced patronage of the arts, including but not limited to authors. …

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3 Hashtagged Sermonettes for Writers

Inside Duomo di Milano. Image – iStockphoto: Anshar #CreditWriters You may have heard me rail about how strange it is that authors are so bad about crediting their fellow writers. Consider this sentence: “The Washington Post says the special counsel is investigating Trump for possible obstruction of justice.” That’s wrong. …

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