Caroline Fry

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14 hour days, marketing and dealing with snobbery: my life as a self-published bestseller

I’ve sold 2m copies of my five novels, but I am still not considered a ‘serious’ author because I self-publish<p>Last week I looked at the complex set of spreadsheets I use to track my ebook sales and gave a whoop of delight: I had just sold my two-millionth book, something I would never in my wildest …

Writing

Seven Zen Stories That Could Open Your Mind

For centuries, Zen masters have used stories and koans, or paradoxical riddles, to help students realize their true nature. These stories are often …

This addictive browser game will make you finally write a novel

Have you ever wondered if you’ve got the commitment and willpower to write a book? Well, whether you’ve tried and failed or you’re just toying with the idea of exercising your writing skills, this free browser game might be just what you need for inspiration.<p>Eveline is a game where you play the …

Living Rooms

Stephen King Used These 8 Writing Strategies to Sell 350 Million Books

The best-selling novelist shares his secrets to selling so many books.<p>Stephen King is one of the most prolific and commercially successful authors of the past half century, with more than 70 books of horror, science fiction, and fantasy to his name. Estimates put the total sales of his books at …

How to Be Happy: 10 Science-Backed Ways to Become a Happier Person

A boatload of research offers practical advice you can use to start being happier today.<p>Science has landed a probe on a comet hurtling through space, wiped smallpox from the face of the earth, and split the atom. Surely research can come up with a few ways to make humans happier.<p>Thanks to the …

50 Writing Tips From My 15 Years As An Author

One of the questions I’m asked on a daily basis is some form of, “I want to become an author. Can you help?” There are certainly better people to ask than me. But after writing hundreds of articles and nine books in 15 years—both traditionally published and self-published, both non-fiction and …

Writing

Create an Extraordinary Life: 5 Questions to Ask Yourself Daily

<b>“We have one precious life: do something extraordinary today, even if it's tiny. A pebble starts the avalanche.” ~K.A. Laity</b><p>Do you have a vision of a …

What You Need To Know About Life – Paul Miller

Around May time last year I learned something that would change the way I approach things and reduce the amount of stress that I had in my life. It …

Mastering the Art of "Just Start"

For most of us, there is nothing more daunting than coming face-to-face with a blank page. Sure, a <i>tabula rasa</i> means you can take a project in any …

Best time ever to write novels by Lary Crews

Because there is no barrier to publishing on your own, more writers are self-publishing, using new technologies and low costs of publishing on their …

Three Things To Do Before You Write A Book

By BookBaby author Jerry JenkinsThis excerpt from “How to Become an Author: Your Complete Guide” spells out some recommended steps to take before you …

5 Pieces Of Garbage You Should Throw Out Of Your Life - INFORMATION NIGERIA

Here are five pieces of garbage you should quickly toss out and never hoard.<p><b>Doubt</b><p>When my husband started law school, we moved hundreds of miles away …

Procrastination

13 Reasons You Are Not as Successful as You Should Be

If you really want to do something, you will find a way. If you don't, you will find an excuse.<p>If you're not quite where you expected to be, you probably spend time wondering why.<p>Focus on some common causes--so you can figure out why you are not as successful as you want to be--and start addressing …

28 Ways We Sabotage Our Happiness (And How to Stop)

<b>“The simplest things in life are the most extraordinary.” ~Paul Coelho</b><p>Life can be frustrating. Things don’t always go according to plan.<p>People let …

Happiness

Super New Moon in Pisces: Dreams Can Come True.

<i>*Eleditor’s note: Astrology isn’t a religion. We’re not sure it’s a science, either. It’s magic, maybe. But, as with feng shui, say, things affect</i> …

Happiness Breeds Happiness

After spending twelve years at Harvard University, Shawn Achor has become one of the world’s leading experts on the connection between happiness and …

Happiness

13 Writing Lessons From Stephen King’s On Writing

Stephen King is an American author of horror, suspense, science fiction and fantasy, who has sold more than 350 million books. King has received many …

Creative Writing

25 Ways to Stop Feeling Overworked and Overwhelmed

<b>Begin each day by doing your most difficult task first.</b> Set your timer for 30 minutes and begin. Usually that’s all it takes to get going. Work until …

Taxicabs

Reedsy's writing tool to change the way authors create books

Today, Reedsy changes the way millions of authors will create books<p>February 16, 2016 - Reedsy News - 28 Comments<p>We are incredibly proud. After months …

Writing

Here's an Easy Two-Minute Trick to Calm Your Racing Mind

<b>Obsess much? Here's a way to stop the cycle (and basically tell your brain to STFU).</b><p><i>By Amanda Schupak</i>, SELF<p>Photo: Kyle Ericksen/WWD<p>Replays of awkward interactions, missed opportunities and embarrassing regrets distract us during the day and keep us up at night. Think about how many times you've …

Mindfulness

Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan Novels Are Headed to Television

For an author who writes under a pseudonym and refuses to reveal details of her life, Elena Ferrante is quite popular: her Neapolitan Novels, a …

10 Habits of Unsuccessful People You Don’t Want to Copy

Do you really think you’ll be successful if you simply copy other people’s habits? If that was the case, success would be easy.<p>I never met a …

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Book writing online: 10 effective tools for writers

Finishing a novel takes focus, dedication, motivation and time. Tools for book writing online make it much easier for you to plot a story, create a …

43 Life-Changing Books You Need To Read

Eat, pray, read.<p><i>Note: Some entries have been edited for clarity and length.</i>

Little Steps – 30 Day Personal Development Course

<i>Little Steps</i> is an email course that gives you 30 actionable steps, one each and every day, to help you overcome the challenges you're experiencing …