Sunday, September 27, 2009

Yes, You Can.......


Read the last post for the book review.... and here are my thoughts on the subject.

  • I am on Chapter 4. This is what spoke to me first.

STOP COMPARING MYSELF TO OTHER WRITERS.

This is what spoke to me second.

HAVE FUN.

WOW.... both of those statements are advice directly from Nancy Sanders book and they struck a cord with me immediately after I read them. I do compare myself and the inner critic compares me to others and I never come out on top. Translated that means.... I stop writing or I give up on a project because it isn't as good as the latest published author I have read...the excuses go on and on.

And I do get so focused on not being as good as the next writer, that I forget to have FUN.

Sooooooooooooo, My plan for October is first HAVE FUN WITH THE PROCESS OF WRITING

and to make a sincere effort to STOP COMPARING MYSELF TO OTHERS.

What is your plan for the rest of the month? How about next Month? Set a few goals now to begin the FUN journey to your writing dream.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Yes! You Can....Book Review



I am encouraging all of you who want to write for children to get your own copy of Nancy I. Sanders new book

Yes! You Can Learn to Write Children's Books, Get Them Published, and Build a $uccessful Writing Career

This book is encouraging from the first pages. It is giving you permission to write for children in a variety of ways while working on your craft and honing your writing skills. I have just read the first few chapters and I am sold .

  • Follow the tips along with all of the other things you have learned, and I believe we can all be successful.

  • Stay tuned for my progress. I will keep referring back to what I am learning from this book and others, my mentor and coach Suzanne Lieurance, and my own critique groups and let you know if it works for me. You do the same. Together we will become writers and not only that, we will be happy writers.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Donna McDine- Author of The Golden Pathway



As a new writer, often you look for books, authors, and website that offer inspiration and direction in your new found passion.

Award winning author, Donna McDine offers inspiration, information, and guidance on her website and blog.


Announcing a new book by this talented author: The Golden Pathway.


Visit http://www.thegoldenpathway.blogspot.com/ for details about this great new children's book.


Visit her website at http://www.donnamcdine.com/ to sign up for her free newsletter. It offers so much for the writer in you regardless of your experience. Check it out.

Browse her site for information, other products, tips from published authors and for guidelines from Stories for Children Magazine. Check that online publication at http://www.storiesforchildrenmagazine.org/


Take some time to browse the sites mentioned, have fun, and gain fantastic inspiration. Ready, set, go!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

A great site for information for new writers

Check this out. This site has a lot of great information for the beginning writer .... especially those who want to become not only published but those of us who want to create a brand and get paid for what we write.
Check out www.thecreativepenn.com and browse around the site for articles on reaching your writing goals, finding a focus, deciding on your brand or niche... there is an enormous amount of free information to indulge you.
Click on the past posts about Tweeting, social networking, and promoting your writing. Read articles on researching, selling, and promoting your work.
Sign up for the newsletter too. You will find so much information here and all of it is helpful. Let me know what you think.

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