Category «Author Inspiration»

Writing During Tense Times

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This is a tense week.  People on all sides of the political debate in the US, and even people in other countries, are holding their breath, waiting for something terrible to happen. So how can you still write or work on your business?  Most of us cannot take a week off from our responsibilities Here’s …

3 Ways to Show Gratitude to Your Readers

It’s Thanksgiving week, and I want to thank you for being part of my family!  I was thinking about gratitude and how grateful I am that you read my articles, publish your books with me, coach with me, or come to my retreats.  You trust me with your ideas and words….and I am deeply honored …

Curing the Author Inferiority Complex

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Have you been plagued by AIC- Author Inferiority Complex?  AIC rears its ugly head when you least expect it: The hour you finally set aside for writing Right before a media interview Smack in the middle of chapter 12 The day before your book is set to launch Every author, even the ones with multiple …

The Trucker and the Artist

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I know several professional trucker drivers.  I am in awe of the way they can maneuver those huge trucks into tiny spaces, back them up, and drive safely mile after mile. I was thinking about them the other day when I was procrastinating on a writing project.  I wasn’t feeling too inspired and wondered if …

Who is the Villain of Your Book?

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Every book needs a hero and a villain, even non-fiction ones. A while back I wrote a blog post about finding the hero of your book. If you missed that article, you can review it here There is a flip-side to that conversation. It’s also important to identify the villain of your book. I don’t …

Stuck in the Writing Wasteland?

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In last week’s training call we talked about the 12 stages of the Author’s Journey. Step 6 is one that presents many challenges for authors. I call this step The Writing Wasteland. It’s the stage where you are in the process of writing your book and experiencing joy, frustration, fear, elation, pride, and extreme doubt. …

The Author and the Hero’s Journey

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Last week I was doing some research on Joseph Campbell and his famous Hero’s Journey. Campbell studied the great myths and legends from around the world and found a 12 step process common to all great heroes. I started thinking about authors and their experience of writing and publishing a book. Hours later I was …

Authors- This Book is for YOU!

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It’s so easy to get stressed out over your book writing, marketing, and business building activities.   We all work so hard and are so focused on our goals and timelines that our book writing efforts can feel like drudgery instead of creative joy. The remedy to all this stress waits for you in Marney K. …