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How to beat anxiety without medication

A few years ago, my father was diagnosed with a fairly common form of prostate cancer. As a result, he needed surgery to get it out of his body before it spread anywhere.<p>When he got out of surgery, we were informed by the doctors that they could not remove the breathing tube at the moment. He’s a …

Mental Health

100 Writing Practice Lessons & Exercises

by Joe BuntingWant to become a better writer? Perhaps you want to write novels, or maybe you just want to get better grades in your essay writing …

Creative Writing

10 Success Books That People In Their Thirties Should Read

Your twenties are behind you. You have a job and responsibilities, but you know there’s more to life.<p>You’re looking for inspiration for that next …

How To Write A Book: 20 Tips from World-Class Authors

Do you dream of writing a book?Maybe you have a great idea but just can’t get started.Or maybe you’ve started, but now you’re stuck.Whether your book …

Writing

Meet the Kindlepreneurs

The bestselling authors you've never heard of<p>Swapping a high-flying career in law to become the author of romantic thrillers was a change of gear that surprised even Louise Ross. Nevertheless, while on maternity leave with her son Ethan, now two, the 30-year-old from Hertfordshire decided to give …

Writing

Writer's Key To Success: Make Your Own Luck (Case Study)

In 2012, I wrote a post at Janice Hardy’s blog, <b>Fiction University</b>. In it, I shared what I believed to be the key to success:<p>Making your own …

Writing

What I Learned When I Self-Published My Book

I had written my first book, <i>Traveling Daisy: A Generational Cancer Book of Disease and Dysfunction</i>, for over four years. I kept editing, rewriting and reading it and analyzing every word that I wrote. I knew it would never be perfect but I felt it was good enough, so I was ready to publish it. I …

Why You Need A Creative Writing Mantra

I think everyone has an internal champion that pushes them on with colloquial phrases. Aside from the “you can do it” self encouragement I think it’s …

Workstations

Cool Rules for More Compelling Storytelling

The most important element to include in a book or a speech that attracts clients are stories. But not just any type of story.<p>Consultants and coaches need to share stories in which they are not the hero. The client needs to be the hero of the story. There needs to be a villain problem that is …

Writing

Six tips to help you write and publish your first book

For many years I have been fielding questions on how to publish a book. Is it my imagination, though, or have the frequency and the intensity of the pleas for help and access increased? It is now a rare week in which I don't get sent a pitch for a historical ghost-mystery novel or a memoir about a …

Ebooks are changing the way we read, and the way novelists write

Our attention spans have shortened, we’re distracted, and authors have changed their style to suit, but these changes are part of the wider digital transformation<p>If you hand me the original paperback edition of Thomas Pynchon’s Gravity’s Rainbow I can, quickly and without too much scrabbling, find …

Writing

13 Platforms To Turn Your Blogging Skills Into Freelance Writing

You always loved expressing yourself through blog writing? You are constantly full of new inpsirational ideas and thoughts you want to share with …