Avoid This Publication Pitfall | #IWSG

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August 1 question for The Insecure Writer’s Support Group – What pitfalls would you warn other writers to avoid on their publication journey?         This is a hard question for me to answer as I am still in the midst of my publication journey. I can speak towards the pitfalls of where […]

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Reinventing Yourself: Career Changes

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Today is the day you find happiness in your career.   Do you feel satisfied with your current job? Monster.ca conducted a study, and found that over half of Canadians want a career change. So you are not even close to alone. One quarter of Canadians feel they are overqualified for their jobs, indicating they don’t […]

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Writer’s Block Doesn’t Exist

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Never let ‘Writer’s Block’ slow your progress, and break your confidence again.   Writer’s block has plagued all writers, and it hits you when you least expect it. This doesn’t need to be a big, bad, terrible thing – look at it as a learning experience. This is the time for you to get in […]

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Learning to Love Anxiety

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The painful knowledge I’ve gained through experiencing anxiety, and loving someone suffering from anxiety.   Anxiety is slowing becoming more understood, but tragic misconceptions still exist that need to be changed. Have you ever made an excuse to skip a get together with your friends, because you know they won’t understand, “I’m feeling anxious”. Or […]

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World Building Guide: Fantasy Novels | TheMobileAuthor

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The characteristics of World Building you need to know to create a fully immersive world that your readers will be immersed in.   I first became enthralled with fantasy novels when I read The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. I may have read other fantasy novels before that one, but the incredibly unique and outrageous […]

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How to Avoid Stereotypes and Clichés

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“a phrase or opinion that is overused and betrays a lack of original thought.” When you first hear the definition of a cliché I bet your mind goes towards a negative thought, not a positive one. The terms, overused, and lacking in original thought don’t exactly reek of confidence. When I think of a cliché, […]

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Motivation War: Money VS Happiness

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What type of motivation is the most successful at helping people achieve their goals?   I have had several conversations on the topic of motivation recently, and it has come to my attention that motivation is widely misunderstood. Everyone has fallen into the same trap of blaming a lack of motivation for not getting something done. […]

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4 Sassy Dialogue Tips for Fiction

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Dialogue can make or break your novel — and you don’t want to be part of the later. We talk everyday, and often all-day for some of us, so you would think writing dialogue would be a simple task. You would be doing yourself a disservice if you didn’t harness your dialogue skills. That’s where I come […]

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