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If you’re a regular reader of this blog, chances are you’re as much of a lover of the written word as I am. I am a professional writer and marketer by day, and my side hustle, blogging, also involves writing. While I have an editor for the writing that I do for my clients, when [...]

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My readers at the productive pen blog know that I’m not about hype, and if I promote something it’s because I have tried it myself and I know firsthand that it works. A little over a year ago, I discovered a website called paper.li, which has both a free and a paid option for creating [...]

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Please enjoy this guest post by Ruth Hinds from All The Top Bananas:   For budding writers, the internet has opened up a whole world of new opportunities. With writing gigs becoming much more publicized and accessible to just about anyone with some skill and a broadband connection, there’s never been a better time to [...]

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School is back in session, the summer is coming to an end, and this is the time of year when we kick off the flip-flops, slip on the pumps and get back to business. If you’re a writer and you still have school-aged children at home, summer can wreak havoc on your writing schedule. Your [...]

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Welcome to the dog days of summer. On the east coast of the U.S. it’s been a sizzlingly hot summer with heat wave after heat wave keeping people indoors to escape the 90 degrees plus temperatures. But writers must write everyday despite the distractions of the oppressive heat, kids coming in and out of the [...]

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Lately I’ve been in a quandary about what to do about this blog. I’ve been filling in with guest posts and trying to buy time while I figure out how to proceed. I wasn’t sure what the problem was. I’m a writer. I love to write. I write for my clients all day long, but [...]

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By Robert Middleton One of my favorite marketing sayings is, “Writing is to marketing strength as pumping iron is to muscle strength.” So, if you want stronger, more effective marketing, you need to write. There’s really nothing else that has that impact. But writing, for most people, is a real struggle. That is, it’s not [...]

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Guest post by Debra Johnson You’re stuck. You have no idea what to write, how to start writing, or even where to set your story. You are frustrated, getting angry and wanting to give up this gig. Don’t give up. There is one simple trick to get writing- write what you know. What do I [...]

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Today we’ve got another guest post about how authors can make the best use of social media without feeling overwhelmed. This is a topic that I know many writer’s struggle with including myself, so I hope you’re able to glean some helpful insights from Amy’s article. Social Media: Balm or Bane for Authors? By Amy [...]

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Last week I published a blog post, Blogging Tips: How to Blog Your Way to Writing a Book. I wrote about the process that I used to write the content of my upcoming book from a series of blog posts.  I received a comment from a reader named, Tamara who said, “Congrats on finishing your [...]