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Poof! How to Make Your Inner Critic Disappear


Sometimes, your biggest critic is yourself. Nobody plans to be their own troll. It just happens. You sit down to work on your book, or to write something for a client. And then your inner critic slowly creeps in. “Who do you think you are?” “Why would anyone read this?” “You’re stuck and overwhelmed.” “Give […]

6 Powerful Writing Lessons Learned from a Year of Blogging


Why do you write? Why do you blog? The first blog post I wrote a year ago, to restart my blog, was my answers to these questions. I restarted this blog to help other writers and bloggers. Here are 6 powerful lessons I’ve learned during the past 365 days while writing and blogging. Image source […]

How to Find Guest Blogging Opportunities


Do you want more people to read your writing? Do you want to find more writing clients? If so, try writing a guest post for another blog or website. I recently shared one way to find guest post opportunities. Also, my most recent guest post, for author Frank McKinley’s blog is one of his blog’s […]

Writers’ Roundup: Helpful and Inspiring Posts on Writing and Blogging


It’s time to take a look at a few great recent blog posts and news articles that will help and inspire you! This month’s roundup includes: how to find guest blogging gigs and how to write an amazing bio to introduce yourself to your readers. I also included an inspirational story about a woman’s journey to […]