Striving for greatness requires practice

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Striving for greatness requires practice

Striving for greatness requires practice

I know you’ve heard it a thousand times before. But it’s true — hard work pays off. If you want to be good, you have to practice, practice, practice. If you don’t love something, then don’t do it. Ray Bradbury Growing up, we all had a dream of being something. Maybe a dancer in the Nutcracker, or a singer in a band. I wanted to be a famous author like the ones who wrote the books that I escaped into when my life was too demanding. So far, not famous. Not that I am not still hanging onto my dream!

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Writer Groupie Episode 37 The Entertaining King Twins

Writer Groupie Episode 37 The Entertaining King Twins

Welcome to October and the start of a whole new month of Writer Groupie! On the audio portion of the show, I catch you up to date on industry news, what’s the latest from me, and who’s coming on the show today. I will always have good stuff in the intro to the audio (podcast) so be sure to tune in either here on the blog or at iTunes. Now off we go, and on with the show! _____________ My guests this week are Margaret and Kat King, also known as, The King Twins. You may remember they came on

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Five tips for marketing your book today

What is working so far as marketing your book is concerned? I can recall a great number of things that used to work and work well. But in reality, book blog tour and Goodreads giveaways for promoting your new release is SO 2011. They have joined the ranks of things that used to work. Along with a slew of other things, like a constant stream of “my book is free” and “my book is 99 cents” on every site that would allow it. Now? Not so much. Book buyers are smarter, more savvy, and way way more into mobile apps.

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How to Write: update

How to Write: update

Good morning fellow writers! How is it going? Are you following along in the How to Write series? Do you have any questions? I am here to give you a little update and talk about plotting and pantsing. I took off the fourth of July to celebrate our glorious Union, got into the writing chair late that evening and finished the first chapter(click here for first chapter). I also penned Sunday’s blog post. I am doing more writing at the moment than I have done in a few months. It’s wonderful. I hope you are also being productive. You should

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Writer Groupie Episode 31 Interview with Tof Eklund

Writer Groupie Episode 31 Interview with Tof Eklund

Tof Eklund is a nonbinary transgender author, parent, and professor at Full Sail University, where they teach Creative Writing and Game Design. Their interests include fantasy, romance, comics, videogames and RPGs. Tof is currently editing RPG book The Unconventional Elf (sequel to The Unconventional Dwarf), and working on a videogame set in the world of Autumn Harvest. In this episode, we discuss their book, Autumn Harvest Maiden, being a parent, and being genderqueer(a form of transgender identity). My little dog, Tink, decides she wants time on screen again, so she appears on the show! SHOW NOTES: We learn about Tof’s

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