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Poof! How to Make Your Inner Critic Disappear

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]