Getting It Together: Tips & Tricks to Write Like a Pro
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Getting It Together: Tips & Tricks to Write Like a Pro

Being a freelance writer can have its perks and its pitfalls. I have the freedom to go to lunches and throw laundry on during the day, but every piece of freedom I grab takes away from the time and effort needed to finish a project. It can quickly become chaotic if you’re not careful, and…

The Surefire Cure for a Lack of Self-Discipline
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The Surefire Cure for a Lack of Self-Discipline

Writers must be disciplined. The world begs for our attention and—let’s face it—at any given moment, anything can be more compelling than the manuscript in front of us. I’d like to blame this on the digital age, on the Internet but I’ve read Walden and even Thoreau was distracted by more than one squirrel during…

The Cover/Title Combo that Sells Books
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The Cover/Title Combo that Sells Books

Last time, I discussed various approaches to getting people to read your books. I mean, sure, writing is fun and all, but it’s even more fun when someone is actually reading. The one important aspect I did not discuss is the cover, which of course, also contains your title. We have heard all our lives that…

The Future of Writing in 2020–and Beyond
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The Future of Writing in 2020–and Beyond

Making predictions about what will happen in the future is a dangerous game, and if I were smarter, I probably wouldn’t even attempt it. But as I prepared the new Red Sneaker book, What Writers Need to Know, I revisited my predictions for 2019—and they weren’t half bad. I did see some trends coming, missed…