Author: jeanoram

How to Create a Successful Writing Habit

I assume you are a writer if you are reading this and that you want to take your game up to A-Game level. You want to create a writing habit that is efficient, effective, and ultimately successful. Being within the

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Setting Goals Work Better Than Resolutions

Happy New Year. Smack, smack, smack. What was that? Me smacking the sense back into us. New Years is a fabulous time to make promises to ourselves we just can’t keep. Instead of grand resolutions and promises to ourselves we

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How to Get Your Author Newsletter Blacklisted

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF SPAM? In Canada placing someone on your newsletter mailing list without their permission (without them opting in) can lead up to million dollar fines for breaking international SPAM laws. What I’ve noticed over the years

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How to Finish Your Novel (After NaNoWriMo)

There’s no doubt about it, NaNoWriMo* is a rush. And it’s over. If you were participating this year you either made it past the 50,000 word mark or you didn’t. Yes, it is that simple. The problem isn’t whether you

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How ‘The Little Train That Could’ Got it Wrong

Short and sweet take away: Telling yourself “You can do it!” doesn’t cut the mustard long-term. Did you know that those ‘pep talks’ where people say to themselves: “I can do it!” is actually less effective than if they were

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How to Know When You are Boring Your Reader to Tears

Ever wondered why your books maybe aren’t getting purchased? Finding an agent to rep them? Or just plain and simply catching on? There are a ton of reasons why books don’t connect. Timing, luck, voice, content, etc. Some of these

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