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22 lessons from Stephen King on how to be a great writer

In his memoir, "On Writing," King shares valuable insights into how to be a better writer. And he doesn't sugarcoat it. He writes, "I can't lie and say there are no bad writers. Sorry, but there are lots of bad writers."<p>Don't want to be one of them? Here are 22 great pieces of advice from King's …

Creative Writing

Build the Perfect Productivity System with Paper Notebooks and Digital Tools

Apps aren't everything. Despite the plethora of to-do apps and note-taking apps available, pen and paper can still be a valuable productivity tool. …

Productivity

5 Insanely Useful Books That Helped Me in My Writing Career

Note: If you're into audio books and haven't tried audible by Amazon before, you can sign up here and get two free audiobooks with no obligation.<p>I eat people's brains...<p>I love to crack open their skulls and peek into the inner workings of their mind.<p>Methophorically, of course.<p>Reading feeds your …

37 Best Blog Post Topics to Cure Your Writers Block

It happens to all bloggers. The day to post has come around and you’re still scratching your head about what to write. You can’t shake that ugly …

6 Tips For Getting More Traffic on your Author Blog - Anne R. Allen's Blog... with Ruth Harris

Shares 4<p><i>Is your author blog getting crickets?</i><p>by Anne R. Allen<p>You finally did it! You started your author blog. And put up your first post..and the …

Writing

Lessons in Travel Blogging

<b>1. Anyone can be a (travel) blogger</b><p>A funny thing has happened within the blogger sphere. Once upon a time, everyone had a blog. Building on …

These 5 Ways to Feed Your Child's Faith Are Too Important (and Simple!) to Miss

<i>“To some this world may seem like no place to bring up a child. And in some respects they are right. But we take that risk anyway with the comforting</i> …

Parenting

6 Fundamental Tools For Social Media Success

Do you manage several company social media channels?<p>Are you finding it difficult to manage it all?<p>If you're the one responsible for sharing, …

10 Top Twitter Tips to Improve Your Engagement

<b>This guest post is by Josh Sayers of</b> <b>Adventure Connections</b><p>One of my biggest bugbears in the world of marketing are people that do not have Twitter. …

Blogging

A Practical Guide For Working Parents To Divide Household Responsibilities

Even when both parents work, moms end up doing more of the household chores. Here’s how to make home life more equitable.<p>Whose job is it to sign the kids up for summer camp, fill out (and fax) the tedious forms, make sure that peanut-free lunches are packed every evening, and drive children to …

10 Important Reasons to Work Seriously On Your Small Business Blog

How the heck do they do it?<p>You know who I’m talking about. I’m talking about those successful small business entrepreneurs who get tons of business …

Checklist of ADHD Symptoms

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a condition that people discuss a lot these days, often ascribing the term casually to persons who …

Mental Health

8 Negotiating Skills Everyone Should Master

There was a time when a bit of haggling was expected in nearly every transaction — from the price of shoes to the cost of a loaf of bread. Sadly, …

Frugal Living

How To Organize Your Life By Priority And Not Urgency

Lists, notes, follow-ups, calendars — these are all great tools to manage your ever-growing list of things you need to accomplish on a daily, weekly, …

Time Management

10 Characteristics of a highly successful entrepreneurs

Share22<p>Tweet<p>Share1<p>+1<p>Shares 23<p>Successful entrepreneurs aren’t just lucky or magically talented–they approach work and life differently than most …

Entrepreneurship

Finally! Your "Me" Home: Decorating for Your Myers-Briggs Personality Type

Who knew that four letters could bring so much clarity to your life? It's like the Myers-Briggs personality test looks deep into your soul to see the most genuine parts of you-the way you make decisions, the way you look at the world. And once you get in tune with those aspects of yourself, you …

So You Want to be a Writer…

Sitting in your underwear, hearing voices, talking to people who are not there, mumbling to yourself, Googling how to dispose of bodies and the …

Creative Writing

Best Ways to Stay Organized Even with a Busy Life!

One of the best ways to increase your stress level is to be unorganized. Since I am trying to REDUCE the stress in my life, I decided to start …

Minimalism

What's All the Fuss About Evernote? Should I Be Using It?

Dear Lifehacker,<br>It seems like everyone is always raving about Evernote, but I don't really understand its appeal. Isn't it just a notes app that …

How to Grow a Writing Career

Writing careers are not like many other careers, where there is at least the appearance of order and predictability. For the nurse, the lawyer, the software engineer there are degrees to earn, résumés to write, and finally companies to be employed by, where a ladder of sorts can be climbed to more …