Category Archives: Community

Plan Your Conferences The Right Way

by Jane Steen It’s Conference Season! What now? Ever finished a conference season feeling you didn’t get much value for your money? Or are you still waiting to go to your first writers’ conference, paralyzed by the choices out there or worried about the cost? Here are some practical tips to help you approach next year’s … Continue reading Plan Your Conferences The Right Way

Five Signs To Keep Writers From Going Wrong

By TLC Nielsen Are you a Writer Gone Wrong? 10 minute novelists are an upbeat, happy group of writers striving to be all they can word-ly be. But unbeknownst to many is another, small group of writers who hoard their words, shudder from social interaction with other (competing) authors, and cannot restrain themselves from talking/chatting/emailing … Continue reading Five Signs To Keep Writers From Going Wrong

Top 10 Pro Tips For Attending A Writing Conference

by Christina Alexander February is upon us and that means conference season approaches. If you are attending your first writing conference, CONGRATULATIONS! You have made the first step to furthering your writing career. While each conference is unique in the opportunities it offers, there are some universal tips to remember in order to get the … Continue reading Top 10 Pro Tips For Attending A Writing Conference

Eleven Truths I Learn When I Delegate Responsibility

If I didn’t delegate my household chores, I wouldn’t be able to do what I do. To delegate responsibility means to give a task to someone else. In a way, by allowing someone else to do something, you’ve doubled your efficiency. (I have five kids. This means I can do a lot more than double … Continue reading Eleven Truths I Learn When I Delegate Responsibility

How To Fit Writing Into Your Time-Crunched Life

We’re all time-crunched. Fitting writing in is a huge challenge. If you’re time-crunched you’ll find writing is a tough fit. To write, you squeeze in a few minutes here or there. You may lug your laptop around everywhere you go, or you may have a notebook and a favorite pen in your bag, ready to … Continue reading How To Fit Writing Into Your Time-Crunched Life

Top 10 Signs That You May Be A 10 Minute Novelist by Katharine Grubb, 10 Minute Novelist

Are Your Big Writing Dreams Worth Finding the Time? Writing a novel takes hard work. It takes order. It takes discipline and planning. It takes courage and determination and tenacity. Anyone can do it, even if they have only ten minutes a day. (How do I know this? I wrote a novel in ten minute increments. Hence the … Continue reading Top 10 Signs That You May Be A 10 Minute Novelist by Katharine Grubb, 10 Minute Novelist

Practical Ways To Find Extra 10 Minutes To Make Your Dreams Come True

I get asked often what my Twitter handle, @10MinNovelist means. If I’m feeling generous, I say, “it means I have to write in the smallest bits of time that I can.” If I’m feeling a bit snarky, I say, “it means I have five children who like to eat and have clean clothes.” I call … Continue reading Practical Ways To Find Extra 10 Minutes To Make Your Dreams Come True

Why Writers’ Community Is Like Icing On A Big, Delicious Cake

If we are rich writers, we use words like Paula Deen uses butter and cream. We liberally pour  out our ideas and our vision into our paragraphs and prose. We add in sweetness and flavor and texture who we are and what we care about in every book. We sculpt our words together like sugary … Continue reading Why Writers’ Community Is Like Icing On A Big, Delicious Cake

Plan Next Year’s Conference(s) The Right Way — A Guest Post by Jane Steen

Ever finished a conference season feeling you didn’t get much value for your money? Or are you still waiting to go to your first writers’ conference, paralyzed by the choices out there or worried about the cost? Here are some practical tips to help you approach next year’s conferences in great shape. Decide on your needs … Continue reading Plan Next Year’s Conference(s) The Right Way — A Guest Post by Jane Steen

#Top Ten Ways To Beat Insecurity As A Writer (At Least Temporarily) By Katharine Grubb

  We are insecure for a lot of reasons. We’re insecure because we probably have artistic temperaments that makes us feel deeply. We overthink and over analyze. We find it’s easier to dwell on what it negative in our life rather than what is positive. We may have lived in environments in which confidence and … Continue reading #Top Ten Ways To Beat Insecurity As A Writer (At Least Temporarily) By Katharine Grubb

The Real Reasons You May Hate Marketing And What You Can Do About It

  The reasons you hate marketing may have to do with real fears and anxieties. But you can overcome them.  You poor, poor writers. You pour your heart and soul into your books. You create these magical worlds, these vibrant, three dimensional characters, these intricate plots, these thrilling stories that culminate in an figurative or literal explosion … Continue reading The Real Reasons You May Hate Marketing And What You Can Do About It

#Top10Tuesday Top Ten Local Resources That Could Help You Sell Books

The first rule of marketing is finding the right people who want what you have to sell. And the truth is that selling books is hard. But assuming that your book is an excellent one, it’s free of grammatical and artistic errors, it has a nice, professional cover and you’ve done all you can do to … Continue reading #Top10Tuesday Top Ten Local Resources That Could Help You Sell Books

Top 10 Tuesdays! Top 10 Ways To Love Your Local Library

It seems fitting to me to incorporate a tribute to libraries in my theme of Beautiful Words. Where else can you get access to free  beauty?   My local libraries have been very generous in helping me with author signings and events. I’d like to suggest the sooner you start loving your local library (and the … Continue reading Top 10 Tuesdays! Top 10 Ways To Love Your Local Library