February, 2011

should you be blogging to help your writing career (or is it a big waste of time)?

1 Maybe it’s just me, but there seems to be a bit of a backlash against blogging and “building author platforms”. Well-written, intelligent posts like this one point out – quite rightly – that blogging might be a waste of time. But perhaps these posts operate from the wrong set of assumptions. They assume that…

Feb 22, 2011 · 58 Comments / ADD YOURS

why you don’t know who you are until you know what you can do

I came across this idea that you can know what you want by first figuring out who you want to be. True goals, what I think of as ‘north-star goals’, have a way of changing you. You need to push yourself past your comfort zone, do the things you fear, wrestle with the Resistance, acquire…

Feb 17, 2011 · 17 Comments / ADD YOURS

this is your brain on fiction

1 Most aspiring fiction writers don’t read enough fiction, which is like a fighter going into the ring with one hand tied behind her back. The game is over before it started. I’ve written about this before – Reading is the Inhale, Writing is the Exhale: Developing Writer’s Intuition – and posted about it in…

Feb 10, 2011 · 16 Comments / ADD YOURS

On Conquering The Fear Of Criticism and Judgement

check out the book trailer to Joanna Penn’s new thriller PENTECOST Very pleased to present Tribal Writer’s first (…drum roll please…okay, enough with the drums) guest post. And how fitting it should be by Joanna Penn, whose site www.thecreativepenn.com is absolutely indispensable for anyone trying to figure out how the *#&$^ to be a viable…

Feb 9, 2011 · 7 Comments / ADD YOURS
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