The Ultimate Guide to Writing Your First Book

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How to Stop Feeling Like a Wannabe and Turn Pro in Your Writing Career

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“If you find yourself asking yourself (and your friends), “Am I really a writer? Am I really an artist?” chances are you are. The counterfeit innovator is wildly self-confident. The real one is scared to death.” – Steven Pressfield I know what you’re thinking. You write, but you don’t think you’re a real writer. The […]

7 Insanely Useful Books That Helped My Writing Career in Many Ways

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I eat people’s brains… I love to crack open their skulls and peek into the inner workings of their mind. Metaphorically, of course. Reading feeds your brain, fosters creativity, and makes you a better writer. “To be a great writer, you need to be a great reader.” – Thousands of writers. Today I wanted to […]

How to Write Even When You Don’t Feel Like Writing

  I get it… Some days you just don’t feel like writing. The inspiration isn’t there and you feel like you don’t have anything important to say. Your writing career is on the back burner because you have so many other things to do with — your job, your kids, your life, everything. You keep telling […]

7 Things You Must Give Up to Become a Successful Writer

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Can you hear that? Pop. It’s the sound of me bursting your bubble. I started a blog to help other writers because I know it’s possible to succeed. Encouragement helps, but sometimes a cold splash of truth is what it takes to get people in motion. I’m going to tell you the truth today. Are […]

How to Keep On Writing (Even if You Feel Like a Fraud)

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Admit it, you feel like a fraud.  You have dreams of building a writing career you love, but when you compare yourself to real writers, you can’t help but feel like you’re just pretending to be one. Sure, you write every day, but it doesn’t compare to the writers you admire — not even close. […]

5 Concrete Milestones You Can Use to Track Your Success as an Online Writer

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Everybody wants to start a blog and be an online writer these days. Many people do start blogs — a few with success, and most with none. If you’re in the beginning stages of building a blog, you have a ton to learn. If you stay the course, you will learn, and you’ll be amazed […]

How to Start a Blog the Right Way (And Why You Should Do it Today)

I started this blog because I want to help aspiring writers like you — people who know they have the words inside them but need help in all phases of building their online writing career. This includes the writing itself, building consistent habits, marketing, and technical aspects. I conducted a few surveys and was surprised […]

How to Pick a Writing Topic (and Stick With it)

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Odds are you’re falling into a trap. I’ve seen many aspiring writers fall into it and I’ve written about many times, but it needs to be said again. If you want to stand a chance at becoming successful as an online writer, you can’t start a blog that reads like a personal journal. I get […]

3 Books That Had a Major Influence on me While I Wrote My Second Book

  As a writer, I look to a bevy of different influences for knowledge, style, and because I love to read. The magical powers of reading widely come into play when you find yourself remembering quotes, anecdotes, and pieces of ideas you can use to bolster your own writing. They are stored in your mind […]

4 Important Lessons Learned From Writing My Second Book

I sold five times as many books during the launch of my second book than I did on my first one. Now, I am still not a New York Times Best Selling author, but I’m starting to see the true power of online writing. In fact, this second book launch has given me enough confidence […]