10 Things Indie Authors Do Wrong & 7 They Nail

Great blog and Infographic that I wanted to share from Derek Murphy.  I think this is a great summary on what to do as well.  Take a peek below and check out the full blog via the link, good points well made; certainly worth your time.

In the comments below let me know what else Indie Authors are doing right or wrong – let’s add to the list.

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I wrote an article a year ago about what I see most self-publishing authors doing wrong. They’re still doing it. So I made a new post… with a big infographic. If you want to help indie …

Source: 10 things indie authors are doing wrong (and 7 things they’re doing right) | Creativindie

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How to Stay Motivated in Your Writing

I’ve been struggling lately with my edits and rewrites.  What is boils down to isn’t necessarily time, its motivation.  I’m in a little rut with a timeline that’s looming and I can’t seem to get in gear, I’d rather spend time with the family or get to bed at a decent hour and try for 6 hours sleep over 4.  It’s awful my excuses, I think we all go through it.  I came across this article and it hit the nail on the head for me and it may do the same for you, therefore, I’m sharing below.

I’m making the time and pushing through a particular section in my book today.  At least I’m well rested today 🙂

Let me know below how you stay motivated in your writing or editing process – sharing is caring and inspiration is free.

~Cassie

Sometimes you’re not in the mood to write, but you know that you should.  Maybe you’ve set a goal and hope to reach it, or you’re on a deadline.  Here are a few strategies that you can use to get s…

Source: Getting Started – David Farland | Story Doctor

How to Enjoy National Poetry Month

Each April is set aside as National Poetry Month every year.  What is the best way to enjoy National Poetry Month?  Some of us go all out and read our favorites and discover new poets.  Others, try our hands at writing and honing in on an art of various poetry styles.

Here are a few ways to enjoy poetry month stress-free.

  1. Take a haiku walk outside.  The haiku form of poetry that is nature inspired and is simple in its form.  Be one with nature and breathe in the rhythm.
  2. Dare to dream and relax.  Poetry speaks to wants, desires and experiences.  Find yours with a simple bubble bath or a rich dessert.
  3. Visit a poetry house, and this doesn’t mean you have to go to a jam session.  A library, cafe, bookstore, and a nook can all be your poetry house as you sit, read, and discover a new poet.

Poetry is like wine.  Some poetry is succulent and beautiful where you pause and slowly consume it.  Some poems serve its purpose directly, whereas others have you yearn for simple juice.  The point is if you have an interest in poetry whether it’s to write it or read it, now is a perfect time to take on this interest.

To learn more about National Poetry Month, click here.

If you’d like to read a few of my amateur poems that I find special you can easily click on their titles below:

Poem: You Deserve

Poem: A Day of Time

Poem: Will You

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Poem: A Day of Time

 
A Day of Time

Midnight whispering just before sleep, where 

sunrise smiles from thieving toddlers, as

noon professions fling waves of inspiration, while 

evening rest falls upon a new cycle. 

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