how to start writing a book

How to Start Writing a Book: A Proven Process

March 8, 2022

You have a great idea and you want to start writing a book. You love to write. You’re told you have a way with words. Your friends and family might even be encouraging you to write. But you struggle with: How to begin How to start fleshing out your ideas How to know whether the […]

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writing exercises

16 Daily Writing Exercises to Unblock You, Improve Your Craft, and Trigger Your Next Big Idea

October 26, 2020

Writing can be grueling. Some days you feel you have what it takes. Other days, you want to go back to bed. Even after writing almost 200 books, including 21 New York Times bestsellers, some mornings the blank page just stares at me. I feel like a fraud, fear I’ve lost it or never had […]

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How to Get Inspired to Write

How to Get Inspired to Write: A Proven Process

May 18, 2020

Slogging through the writing of your book and running out of gas? Or have you trashed most everything you’ve written and find yourself  back at square one? Maybe you can’t picture ever finishing—or starting again. I can tell you from experience, you can rekindle the inspiration to write. Just look at Stephen King. Ever notice […]

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writing quotes

Inspirational Writing Quotes From Famous Authors

February 4, 2020

Ever been told your writing belongs in the toilet?  I have.  As a 19-year-old sportswriter for a daily newspaper, I wanted more than anything to place an article in the Features section. I submitted one, complete with photos, to the editor.  He responded quickly in red at the top of the first page: “Great pictures. […]

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Unique Gifts for Writers

Unique Gifts for Writers

December 23, 2019

I LOVE finding just the right gift for the people I most care about, don’t you?  Believe it or not, writers are easy—and fun—to buy for.  If you thought there weren’t many options beyond: Paper and pens An Amazon or bookstore gift card A notebook A book by their favorite author You’ll be happy with […]

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