Essential Elements for Writing Success

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In this video I cover the 5 Essential Elements for Writing Success 1. Don’t treat writing like a hobby Set up a time to write and write consistently at that time, no excuses Here are some links to tools that help keep you from being distracted: https://freedom.to/ or for mac users there’s a free version at http://visitsteve.com/made/selfcontrol/ Another good one is https://www.focusboosterapp.com/ Put your writing schedule on your calendar to make sure you carve out that time. Perhaps you set aside an hour a day, or maybe you reserve all your Saturdays like best-selling author Phillip Margolin did while working full-time as an attorney. Set your time up and then respect that time as much as you would any other …

Power Habits for Writers

New Goals

1. Understand Your “Why” Knowing what your reason is for writing will give you momentum when times are tough or you don’t feel like writing. Maybe you want to make enough income from your writing that you can stay home with your kids, buy a new car, or build up income for retirement. That “why”, if you use it to remind yourself, will help you make choices about your time that you might not make otherwise. 2. Plan Your Writing Time Don’t wait until the mood strikes you or the house is in perfect order—or whatever it is that you think has to happen before you sit down and write. The circumstances you think you need before everything can come …

10 Things A Writer Should Know

10 things to know about writing

1. You’re On Your Own For Publicity Unless you’re one of the top income producing writers for a publishing house, you’re going to need to do your own publicity. The days where publishers devoted time and money to promoting each author are over. Don’t despair. The good news is there are more ways than ever to get word out about each book you write and about who you are as an author. The best news is if you’re doing this as a self-published author, you can keep your books visible for a long, long time. 2. Beware The Cheap Route Many writers are on a budget. There are ways to keep to a tight budget, but getting a lower priced …

28 Steps to Writing Success

28 Step Success Plan

Twenty-Eight Step Success Plan For Platform Building, Book Sales And A Winning Book Launch The best time to start would be when you’re first thinking about becoming an author! That’s unlikely to happen, nor will you necessarily begin these steps when you first start writing your novel or your non-fiction work. Don’t despair if you’re coming to this list late in the game. Just pick up where you can and go from that point forward. Everything you do makes a difference! (When dates are shown, these are indications of ideal time allowances before book releases.) 1. consider adding in elements to your book that will assist you with targeting specific demographics 2. have your book professionally edited 3. make sure …