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Getting Writer’s Block? Here Are 21 Ways To Find Inspiration For Your Next Story

“It ain’t whatcha write, it’s the way atcha write it.” — Jack Kerouac<i>Bonus tip: Bookmark this story for future inspiration!</i>Back in January, I was …

Writing

I'm a financial planner — here's why I won't buy a home

Some people seem surprised when I tell them I rent by choice.<p>I'm a business owner and financial planner, I'm married, and by all counts I'm well established in my life. I should own a house, right?<p>But that's where a lot of people get into trouble: They feel like they "should" do one thing or …

Personal Finance

This Couple Went From Having $150,000 in Debt to $1.5 Million in Savings. Here's How

16 years ago, they had $150,000 in debt. Now, they have $1.5 million in savings.<p>When Al and Lesia Riddick got married 16 years ago, they had about …

Personal Finance

This Cold Brew Soda Rules

It won't give you caffiene-induced heart palpitations<p>Sometimes when I drink cold brew I accidentally have too much. Like, three cups too much. I sip …

Coffee

Want to Do the Impossible? 7 Things to Learn From the Navy SEALs

It's no surprise Navy SEALs got the call in Thailand. Here's how they organized the rescue of the Wild Boars--and how they had the humility to ask for help.<p>The world is focused with gratitude on the incredible underwater rescue of 12 youth soccer players and their 25-year-old coach from a submerged …

Military

9 Navy SEAL Sayings That Will Improve Engagement And Accountability In Your Organization

Engagement and accountability are critical elements for growth, productivity and profitability in any organization. But in this fast-paced twenty-first century age of disruption, improving engagement and accountability seems more challenging than ever before.<p>According to the 2017 KPMG Global CEO …

Employee Engagement

Everything you ever needed to know about investing, scribbled on cocktail napkins

Warren Buffett once said “there seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.” Those words, of course, can …

Investing

This Tiny Espresso Machine Fits in Your Pocket and Keeps You Caffeinated Wherever You Go

If you've been putting off buying an espresso machine until you have the counter space, check out the Nanopresso from Wacaco. The gadget is smaller …

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How to Earn Money as a Writer

When you tell people you’re a writer, one of two things will happen. Either they instantly assume that you earn big bucks or they give you that look …

Writing

10 ridiculously simple steps for writing a book

“Writing is easy. All you have to do is cross out the wrong words.” — Mark Twain<p>As the bestselling author of five books, I can tell you without …

Writing

This is What Happens to Debt After Seven Years

Seven years is a well-known time limit when it comes to debt. It's referred to so often that many people have forgotten what really happens to debt …

Personal Finance

How to Fall in Love with Writing… Especially if You’re Not a Writer

There comes a point in every writer’s life when they can’t face the blank page again. Whether you’re a copywriter or a fiction writer, that damn …

Writing

Unlock your character’s inner voice. Write top dialogue with this simple trick.

I use this method to flip my dialogue from clumsy and turgid into something more raw and compelling.There are hundreds of ways of accessing the …

Creative Writing

5 Tips For Writing a Book People Will Actually Read (From a First Time Author)

My first book comes out this month. Here's what I learned.<p>I was sitting alone in a garage surrounded by packing boxes.<p>My usual morning routine, which started with coffee back then (and now is more about black tea), segued into a new idea for this column. I started writing about what it means to be …

Writing

Author who studies millionaires: 240 minutes a day separates the rich from everyone else

There are 1,440 minutes in each day. That is the one common denominator we all share. With respect to time, we are all on equal footing. And most …

Self-improvement

Writing Apps

<b>by Hayley Milliman</b> Jun 06, 2018<p>There are tons of free writing apps and tools that you can use to improve your writing. Here are ten of our</b> …

Creative Writing

How to Write Historical Fiction (without a history degree)

Andrew M. Greeley said, “History and historical fiction are necessarily not the same thing. The purpose of history is to narrate events as accurately …

Creative Writing

How Much It Really Cost Me to Publish a Kindle Book

Amazon lets you upload a book to the Kindle store for free, so I guess that means there’s no costs involved in self-publishing a book anymore, …

Writing

It Begins with One Sentence

How Life Changing Events Can Ignite the True Writer in You<b>“Becoming a writer is about becoming conscious.” -Anne Lamott, author</b>Often, when I tell …

Writing

Infographic: Timeless tips to make you a better writer

Writing is darn near impossible to master, but there are methods to ease our editorial madness.<p>An infographic posted by GrammarCheck serves up eight …

Writing is an ‘every-single-day kind of job,’ says author Andrew Sean Greer

<i>Our June pick for the PBS NewsHour-New York Times book club, “Now Read This” is Andrew Sean Greers comic novel “Less.” Become a member of the book</i> …

10 Sure-fire Ways to Write a Story a Week (that publishers want to accept)

Are you ready to be a professional writer?For the last two years, I’ve been writing a story, article or script every week that has either gone on air …

Writing

What I’ve learned from writing about writing

I’ve been actively writing for several years now — six, to be exact — and since then, I’ve written about a plethora of topics from…Continue reading …

24 things I learned publishing 3 books in only 6 months

After I published my first book, it took six years before I published my second book. Today, only six months after publishing my second book, I’m …

Here’s How to Write a Book in 100 Days: 10 Steps

“Have you ever had a great book idea, tried to write it, and then failed?” I’ve asked this question to thousands of writers, and over eighty percent …

The 25 Best Coffee Roasters in America

What does it take to be one of the best coffee roasters in America? To some critics, it’s innovation — the willingness to throw “rules” by the …

Eight Proven Steps To Write, Publish, Promote And Profit From A Book

Anyone can write a book, but almost nobody does. It’s hard.<p>If you choose to write a book — as well as publish, promote and profit from it — understand two things: First, it’s going to be a slog, so you’ll need to be mentally prepared. Second, most authors tend to throw the literary equivalent of …

Writing

So You Want To Be A Writer Huh?

Do you want to know a secret? If you want to improve as a Writer… You need to hone your craft every single day.<b>Writing Is A Hard Skill To …

How to Create a Sustainable Writing Practice that Yields Results

In 2016 I brought my first domain name. I remember spending weeks trying to come up with my website name.After I finally came up with a name and set …

Are you a budding writer? Here's what JK Rowling's typical writing day looks like

Hack:<p>Harry Potter author JK Rowling has walked her fans through what her typical writing day looks like<p>Taking to her blog, Harry Potter author JK …