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Surviving Writer Purgatory

By Lorraine Ambers

Sometimes life outside of being a writer becomes hectic, and juggling the many demands of life takes its toll. In times like these something has to give, and I’ve already cooked too many oven chips for dinner and stopped walking my dog every day.

While no writer wants to sacrifice their writing time, that precious outlet for their sanity, there comes a time . . .

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The ultimate Pinterest 101 for writers and bloggers

By Lorraine Ambers

There are many ways to drive your audience to your blog and one of my favourites media sites is Pinterest. In this post we’ll be taking a look at how to set up an account, to maximize your chances of gaining new viewers, and how to set up visually enticing boards so that your followers can visually connect with your novel and get to know you a little better.

If you’re new to building your brand then I recommend reading The Importance of Building a Platform and How to Identify your Target Audience. Setting up solid foundations for your business is a vital first step, but don’t worry if you’ve jumped in feet first, sometimes simply beginning is the hardest part and I commend your enthusiasm.

Here are my four awesome tips . . .

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14 Tips from Stephen King

By Joanne Guidoccio

Here are 14 tips, distilled from Stephen King’s book On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft, a must-read for all writers and wannabe writers. . . .

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Three Tips to Harness your Creativity

By Lorraine Ambers

Today I want to introduce my 3 tips on how to keep your creativity cup full and overflowing.

We all have divine times where our creativity is bursting into life. Where the sun sparkles, the birds chirp and we become our own version of a Disney character. Filled with the joy of a new quest, the pen becomes an extension of our essence and the words simply flow.

Unfortunately, the opposite is also true. . . .

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5 ways to fuel inspiration

By Lorraine Ambers

In this week’s post, I’ll be sharing the top 5 ways I find inspiration for my flash fiction, novels and short stories. So let’s dive straight in.

1. Music is . . .

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Tell Again Tuesday

A blog series where we shamelessly share posts from others that we have enjoyed.

 Who would keep plugging along after all that rejection? An Author that’s who. Here is an interesting story with some fun, active pictures that tell a story of perseverance and success.

Getting a Yes after 47 Noes

by Asa Maria Bradley July 1, 2014 Agents & Editors, Business of Writing, Firsts, Inspiration, Rejections, Submissions & Queries

No matter what Jim Hanas says about writers being caught up in the lottery of “rejection porn,” I love reading about successful writers who made it after a gazillion rejections. I’m a sucker for lists that tells me how many times authors like J.K. Rowling, Louis L’Amour, Dan Brown, and C.S. Lewis were rejected.

Why? Because knowing others found success after rejections is what kept me submitting my manuscript even though I gained a total of forty-seven forty-nine rejections. (Update: after I sold, I received 2 more rejections from retracted queries.) Fifteen of those were on full requests. And, to make things worse, it wasn’t the first book I queried and pitched. I had two other books out there gaining noes. But I kept going.

If you find this as interesting as we have then follow this link to read the rest of the story (oh yes and see some interesting action pics):

http://www.asamariabradley.com/2014/07/getting-a-yes-after-47-noes/

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