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4 Things Authors Can Do To Keep It Fresh This Fall

Sunday marked the First day of Autumn, which means change of scenery, cooler weather, pumpkin flavored everything (for me at least), and for many authors out there, a new season of writing, editing, publishing, and marketing.  So in light of the changing season I came up with a short list of things authors can do […]

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Guest post by author J.M. Garlock on how The Tao of the Alligator and the Crocodile came to be

Today I have the honor of hosting J.M. Garlock, the author of The Tao of the Alligator and the Crocodile, in which I recently posted a book review for a couple weeks back. In this guest post, J.M. discusses the challenges that came with writing The Tao of the Alligator and the Crocodile and how he was […]

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The Benefits of Reading Your Writing Out Loud

I have never been a fan of reading writing out loud. A) It makes me uncomfortable, and B) What’s the point? Recently I joined a writing group that meets in person every Sunday. It is a wonderful group of writers. I am truly impressed, not just by their writing, but at the immense amount of […]

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I Will Be A Writer: Guest post by author Michael R. Stern

Today I have the honor of hosting guest writer, Michael R. Stern – the author of Reflections on a Generous Generation, an Amazon best seller. As a new writer, Stern experiments with different genres and styles.  His goal is to be a recognized storyteller and to help others who want to write  find their voice.  His […]

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It’s Tragic What Not Writing Can Do To Your Writing

This week I learned this lesson well. Monday was Day 1 of my new Creative Nonfiction Online Writing Bootcamp Class. I was so excited, even though I haven’t written creatively in…well, let’s just say it’s been a while. Each time I sit to write, I struggle. I’m not even writing very well anymore. Instead of […]

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Why Every Writer Should Attempt NaNoWriMo

Today I have the honor of hosting guest blogger, Stephany of Stephany Writes! Stephany blogs about writing, life in Florida, faith, and her travels. If you are interested in guest blogging on any topics related to publishing, writing, goals, and inspiration, (or just something fun!) email me at katie@katiemccoach.com. Why Every Writer Should Attempt NaNoWriMo Last […]

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