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Sketchy Tacos Launch Day Celebration!

I can’t believe launch day for <i>Sketchy Tacos</i> is finally here! I’m beyond excited!!! It’s been a long and incredible journey, and I have so many people …

An Inside Scoop on Sketchy Tacos: My Year in Mexico

My YA travel novel, <i>Sketchy Tacos</i>, has been four years in the making, and it’s now available for pre-order on Amazon. I could not be more excited! In …

Three Games to Strengthen Your Skills as a Fiction Writer

As I was growing up, we had family game night at least twice a week. We played all sorts of card games and board games, like Stratego, Family …

Board Games

How to write a series: 10 tips for writing smash hits

If you want to make the big time, learn how to write a series. Why? Because once readers are hooked on book one and know that books two through four …

FAQ: How to Write Character Arcs in a Series

“How should I write character arcs in a series?” This is the question I’ve been getting probably more than any other of late. These days, more …

Top 12 Tax Deductions for Online Business Owners

Shares 647<p>Learning about tax deductions can be intimidating and let’s just say it- kinda boring. You’ve probably heard about how you can “<i>write it …

Self-Publishing: An Insult to the Written Word or a Boon to the Industry?

In an article by author Laurie Gough titled <i>Self-Publishing: An Insult to the Written Word</i>, she argues that self-publishing is devaluing to the art of writing, disrespectful, and less desirable than sharing "a cabin on a Disney cruise with Donald Trump."<p>A divisive statement, in more ways than one. …

Writing

Seven Powerful Ways to Improve your Blog Writing Skills | Founder's Guide

Blog writing isn’t as easy as most people think. You can’t simply write a blog post and say “Okay, I’m done. It’s great, and people will love it!” …

10 Modern Editing Tips for Meticulous Bloggers - Copyblogger

I watch a lot of YouTube videos about the best ways to clean your bathroom.<p>In fact, I realized that I spend way more time watching “hacks, tricks, …

12 Great Places to Go In 2017 - and How to Do Them on a Budget

A year of great destinations.<p>Where should you go in 2017? For frequent travelers that need a little bit of inspiration, MONEY has mapped out the best …

Best new hotels to check out in 2017 | CNN Travel

(CNN) — Whether it's an island escape or an urban destination, the world's top hotels are tailoring their treats to suit ever more discerning travelers.<p>As the most exclusive resorts go to even greater lengths to differentiate their offerings, we pack up the designer luggage to find the best new …

5 of the greatest oceanside road trips on Earth | Adventure Sports Network

These iconic road trips will have your lungs filled with fresh salt air and your heart soaring. From 7-mile thrills to 1,000-mile life-changing …

See the most beautiful sights in America on this $213 train trip

If one of your 2017 resolutions is to see all of the beauty and history that America has to offer on a dime, then you're going to love this supremely …

Trains

Step Outside Your Comfort Zone

So the 12-days in Europe backpacking extravaganza (check out my posts on Munich, Venice, Sienna, and Rome Part 1 or Part 2) is the thing daydreams …

Things you were taught at school that are wrong

Do you remember being taught you should never start your sentences with "And" or "But"?<p>What if I told you that your teachers were wrong and there are …

Linguistics

The 20 best destinations to visit in 2017

From the charms of Chile to glorious Granada and the beaches of Bermuda, our experts select the 20 best destinations to visit in the coming months.<p>1. Chile<p>If Brazil owned South American travel last year, Chile takes over for 2017. Slowly, methodically, the continent’s most overlooked wonderland has …

3 science-backed rituals that will boost your motivation

You know what you're supposed to be doing… but you've come down with a really bad case of "<i>I-don't-feel-like-it."</i> You just don't have any motivation. …

9 Apps to Kickstart Your Mental Health Resolutions

While it’s always a good idea to make it a resolution to get fit and eat healthy in the New Year, we’re also making it a priority to get our brains in shape by trying to live more mindfully in 2017. That’s why we decided to set ourselves up for success (because let’s be honest — sticking to a New …

Mystical Myanmar

“I’m going without expectations.”- Donnie SextonPhoto by Donnie SextonMyanmar Pagoda PhotoThat was my mantra when I stepped off the plane in Yangon, …

South-east Asia

Improve Your Craft With These Point of View Writing Exercises

Learn How to Practice Point of View Writing Exercises<p>Work on Craft and Technique<p>Updated August 28, 2017<p>No matter what stage you're at with your …

Creative Writing

The bad habits you should give up if you want to be successful

Sometimes, to become successful and to get closer to the person we know we can become, we don’t need to add more things to our lives—we need to give up on some of them.<p>There are certain things that are almost universal. These things, if you give them up, will help you become more successful (even …

Motivation

What Is a Hybrid Publisher?

Over the last year, I’ve received more questions than ever—usually from journalists—asking me to explain “hybrid publishing.”This is a confusing term …

Self-Publishing

The Need For Speed: How To Write Faster In Five Easy Steps - Writer's Relief, Inc.

When November rolls around, writers who are participating in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) log many hours at their computers all in the …

How to Write a Bestselling Book This Year — The Definitive Resource List and How-To Guide

I get at least a dozen email a week from friends who want to write books.<p>After three #1 bestsellers from 2007 to 2012, and publishing in 35+ …

8 essential trips that should be on your bucket list

From Canada to Saudi Arabia, where to go in 2017.<p>For wildlife: East Africa<p>Unique new safari lodges make a trip to spot the Big Five in East Africa’s …

5 Powerful Rituals to Become More Resilient

Every now and then, life punches below the belt. How can you be resilient when times get tough and you feel bad?<p>There are all kinds of strategies for …