Tag Archives: Love Your Art

Top 10 Ways To Respect Your Art As A Writer by Katharine Grubb

Thank you, Internet!  Because of you, I have to do so little work to expose myself and my family to the works of the world’s greatest artists. Gone are the days when we have to pay for parking at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts. Now, all we have to do is click the mouse a … Continue reading Top 10 Ways To Respect Your Art As A Writer by Katharine Grubb

What’s Wrong With Art? (A Complaint by Author Katharine Grubb) for #MondayBlogs

Art! Hey, ART! What is wrong with you?  From someone on the outside, you  like something simple. And yet the closer I get to you, the more complicated you are. You’re like a first love, you’re like adolescence, you’re like a cat. I’d like to think that my art comes from  words. I’d like to … Continue reading What’s Wrong With Art? (A Complaint by Author Katharine Grubb) for #MondayBlogs

Beauty, Truth, and the Power to Transcend: A Guest Post by Carolyn Astfalk

  Sometimes we recognize beauty on sight. Where beauty exists in the natural world, it’s often easily discernible. Other times, we have to dig to see the beauty or observe from a different perspective to grasp its intricacy or totality. Whether we readily recognize beauty or not, its creation isn’t a slapdash affair. It can … Continue reading Beauty, Truth, and the Power to Transcend: A Guest Post by Carolyn Astfalk

Top 10 Signs You Aren’t Ready To Market Your Book

    For the last two-ish years, I’ve had books to sell. I’ve learned a lot about, but certainly not everything, about marketing. I’ve made plenty of mistakes. I think a good marketing author is always prepared to talk about their books, but timing is everything. You may not be ready to market. These are … Continue reading Top 10 Signs You Aren’t Ready To Market Your Book

Polishing Your Beach Rocks: All Beautiful Words Start Out Plain — A Guest Post By Christine Hennebury

‘Comparison is the thief of joy.’ – Theodore Roosevelt Have you ever read someone else’s work and been struck by the sheer beauty of their words? Did you then turn to your own work in despair because it could never match what the other writer had produced? Did the comparison take the joy out of … Continue reading Polishing Your Beach Rocks: All Beautiful Words Start Out Plain — A Guest Post By Christine Hennebury

How The “There Are No Rules” Rule Can Set You Up For Failure & Mockery

I’m not sure who started the “there are no rules in writing” rule. It certainly wasn’t an English teacher. There ARE rules. Rules for grammar, spelling and punctuation bring order and dignity to our language. There are also rules for storytelling, rules for submissions, rules of common sense, rules of general communication that YOU MUST … Continue reading How The “There Are No Rules” Rule Can Set You Up For Failure & Mockery

Why You Need To Practice Writing Long Before You Publish

It’s really too bad that we don’t have a Quality Control Department for the written word. And Amazon Reviews, sadly, aren’t enough.  Writing is cheap — anyone can type out a sentence — and because of this cheapness, many people may not think that it’s worth much. Anyone and their dog can publish a book, … Continue reading Why You Need To Practice Writing Long Before You Publish

How Do You Discover Your Writing Voice? A Guest Post By Ally Bishop

How do you discover your writing voice? Sounds like a crazy question, especially if you’ve been writing for some time. But I recently worked with an incredibly talented writer who hadn’t quite nailed down her voice, and when she asked what I meant when I said as much, I realized that it’s something that we … Continue reading How Do You Discover Your Writing Voice? A Guest Post By Ally Bishop

How Thinking Like A Sculptor Can Help You Write Your Novels 

  When I was a new writer, I had a lot of misconceptions of how writers wrote.   I had a mental image of a writer sitting in front of a typewriter with a stack of blank paper next to them. I thought that was how all writers worked. I thought that the first sentence … Continue reading How Thinking Like A Sculptor Can Help You Write Your Novels 

Six Great Ways To Love Your Readers

Admittedly, I’m new at this whole author gig. In the last two years , I’ve self-published a romantic comedy, signed a contract for a non-fiction book and started a Facebook group for 10 Minute Novelists. It’s only been in the last two year that I have readers! There are people who have read my book, liked it … Continue reading Six Great Ways To Love Your Readers

Love Your Reader, Love Your Art, Love Yourself A Guest Post By A. E. Snow

  The first two weeks of February are #ethicalauthors weeks here at 10 Minute Novelists. As an author and a reader, I got to thinking about authors who misbehave and how that can affect their readers and how it affects their art and their writing. Love your reader! There are lots of ways to love … Continue reading Love Your Reader, Love Your Art, Love Yourself A Guest Post By A. E. Snow

Author Spotlight: Meet Jane Steen

10 Minute Novelists is a community of writers from all over the world. Twice a month, we feature one of our writers. Today? It’s Jane Steen, author of House of Closed Doors and champion of Author Ethics. Welcome Jane! 1. How did the topic of ethics for authors become an interest of yours? It just started … Continue reading Author Spotlight: Meet Jane Steen

#Top10 Tuesday Top Ten Ways To Love Your Art

In the first two weeks of February, the writers over on my Facebook group, 10 Minute Novelists, will be talking about  Love Your Reader, Love Your Art, Love Yourself.   Today’s top ten list is about what that means, to love your art.  To read our Top 10 Ways To Love Your Reader, click here. 1. If you … Continue reading #Top10 Tuesday Top Ten Ways To Love Your Art

Our 2015 Editorial Calendar! We’d love for you to write about this!

We publish 1-2 guest blog posts a week. If you’d like to be a guest blogger and need ideas, check out what we’re planning for 2015! But keep in mind, we plan months in advance. The sooner you contact us, the better. Click here to find out how. FEBRUARY: The month that we celebrate love … Continue reading Our 2015 Editorial Calendar! We’d love for you to write about this!