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Jerry B. Jenkins Guest Post — Overcoming Writer’s Block

<b>Today I’m pleased to feature a guest article by Jerry B. Jenkins, author of the Left Behind series. Here is his advice on how to deal with that</b> …

Authors

Motivate Yourself with Ten Tips on Self-Motivating Yourself

<b>Get a writing coach.</b> Pay someone to literally stand behind you and whack your head with a ruler if you stop typing for more than ten seconds. Click …

Oops

Writing a book? Be the weirdo who enjoys it

We thought how we could use our collective experience to help other writers and the Inspiration Project was born

News (Ireland)

How Daily Journaling Can Change Your Life

<i>Remember when you were in 4th grade and you kept a diary full of your deepest, darkest secrets? A detailed description of what you ate for dinner</i> …

Scientific Research

Seven Perfectionism Pitfalls to Avoid in Your Writing [Infographic]

Writing can take a lot of time. Sometimes that's because research needs to be done; sometimes the business owner you're working with may have …

Writing

Amazon.com: Kindle Instant Preview

Do More Than Just Reference Your Favorite Book – Let The World Preview It For Free<p>We all know how easy it is to share our favorite pictures and …

Behind the Scenes with a Penguin Random House Book Cover Designer

We’ve all heard the saying, “don’t judge a book by its cover.” But when it comes to books, the cover is actually extremely important, and is, quite often, the first thing that is judged by a potential reader. When browsing through hundreds of books in a store, it’s the covers that stand out, not …

Publishing

Making much of the moment: A guide to the micro-memoir

After finishing my last book – a novel I co-wrote with my husband – I planned to get right back on the saddle and begin another novel. I mean, sure, …

Authors

Kaweco AL Sport Fountain Pen Review & Giveaway!

Hello, again! This week’s exciting review and giveaway is for the Kaweco AL Sport Fountain Pen. Kaweco started in Germany in the year 1889. That’s …

Fountain Pens

A quick look at the Parker Reflex fountain pen.

I spotted this pen in the window of a shop selling mostly greetings cards and only a few pens, most of which were ball points. It was in a small grey …

Cool Stuff

A Review of the Wing Sung 698 clear piston filling fountain pen

Fountain Pens

Wing Sung | 698

The joy and pain of ordering pens that come from China is:<p>Joy: They are inexpensive<br>Pain: It takes weeks for them to arrive.<br>Joy: It arrives and you …

Shopping

How to Choose a Domain Name for Your Blog

What’s in a (domain) name? Before you can search for and purchase your ideal internet vanity plate, you have to <i>first</i> decide on the combination of …

SEO

Character Motivation Examples: 7 Tips for Clear Motives

Believable character motivations drive all of literature’s most famous characters. Characters, like real people, have desires, wants and needs. They …

Writing

Indie Authors: Are You Making This One Major Mistake? | WTD

Shares 1<p>It feels like a gamble, doesn’t it?<p>You’ve been in your writing cave for months, maybe even years, hammering out the words of your novel …

Publishing

Writing Tips: What Is Emotional Shielding and Why Does it Matter For Your Character?

<i>When we create characters for our fiction, we bring aspects of ourselves into their personalities. That may include emotional wounds, flaws, false</i> …

Psychology

309 Powerful Verbs That Will Instantly Supercharge Your Writing

Pentaloons Fit Your Pens Like a Comfy Pair of Pajamas

My pens work hard for me. So when it’s time to give them a much-needed rest, I let them lounge around my desk in something comfortable. Something …

Clothing

Conklin Mark Twain Coral Chase

I can’t pass up a good deal when I see it, and these Conklins were going at a tenner during the London Pen Show!<p>It’s my first modern American pen, …

Mark Twain

Marlen Aleph Fountain Pen Review

Marlen is an Italian company that makes a range of reasonably priced fountain pens. The Aleph is at the more expensive end of their range and is the …

Fountain Pens

RE-REVIEW: EDISON COLLIER FOUNTAIN PEN

The first time I reviewed the <b>Edison</b> Collier, it caught me by surprise. I wasn't completely convinced of the bulky, rounded design of the pen. And on …

Shopping

LAMY Aion (black)

Few weeks ago, Lamy has introduced a new pen called Lamy Aion. It’s pure and quite minimalistic look, which is is rather characteristic to Lamy in …

Shopping

When Your Grail Pen Is F**king Expensive

I’ve had three grail pens on my list since I began using fountain pens. None of them are cheap, but isn’t that the definition of a grail pen, that …

Money

Pronoun Is Dead: The Ebook Retail Universe Redux

By David Kudler<p>I’m bummed.<p>On November 6, Macmillan’s Pronoun, the distributor that I had begun to rely on more and more over the past year, announced …

Publishing

Tips to Help Maximize Your First Five Pages

by Katy Kauffman @KatyKauffman28<b><br>Follow an outline.</b><b>Make the first line of every paragraph attention-grabbing.</b><b>End every paragraph with a mini-cliff</b> …

Sailor 1911L Fountain Pen Review

The Sailor 1911L lives up to Sailor’s reputation for incredibly smooth nibs.<p>This fountain pen adds to their reputation as a smooth writer with its …

How to create a book publicity tip sheet

When Irish children’s author Avril O’Reilly sent a tip sheet to media outlets throughout Ireland, she had immediate success that included newspaper …

Publishing

Can Beta Readers Replace Editors?

Beta readers are an invaluable resource. They provide feedback on content, what’s working and what’s not working, and usually catch some of our pesky …

Writing

Introducing the Pelikan M200 Brown Marbled Collecition

Pelikan has just added a new pen to their marbled collection, the Pelikan M200 Brown Marbled. This newest Pelikan pen joins their 200 series as both …

Matched

Baystate Blue, Chapter 2

I’m still using Baystate Blue and I’m still grateful for the gift. Of course I would throw the bottle to perdition if it tried to get anywhere near a …

Steel