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The minimalistic guide to copywriting – 6 secrets to tell a story that spreads like wildfire, with minimum effort

You hate marketing. All writers are the same. We love to tell stories. We love the process of story writing. We love to elaborate and fill this blank page. The white, empty space drives us nuts. But marketing is the dirty, ugly word nobody wants to whisper in the artistic gathering. The sound of it

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Why writers are the best marketers – 5 book marketing strategies that will make your sales explode

Connoisseurs from all over the world swear: wine tastes better from a Riedel glass. Really? Scientific tests have proven that there’s no difference between his glasses and others. Why has his company remained in business for over 4 centuries, despite the ridiculously high prices? Because Riedel has adapted a powerful marketing strategy. He told a

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The only secret of success for writers

I’m tired of living this way. It was a cold autumn morning. My husband had a short break when we talked on the phone, my daughter was running circles around me. I was staring at our bank balance. A huge debt staring back at me. I had to hurry: drop my toddler off at daycare

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Collaborative Writing – how to avoid burnout and soar with creative excitement

Squeezed out. That’s how you feel. Like a lemon when pressure is applied from all sides. The never-ending pace of everyday life, expectations, stress, to do lists piling up – life is all about giving. In this state, inspiration is a paradise island you’ll never be able to afford. An effective antidote? Collaboration. Working with

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12 habits that made Tolstoy a highly prolific author – conquer the writing battle

The earth shook with cannon fire. Debris flew around his ears, the screams of the dying suffocated by the sound of the impact. Yet still he wrote—even on the battlefield. Tolstoy produced 119 works of literature, at least two of them considered the best novels of all time. He proved that being a prolific author

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10 Cunning Techniques to Divert the Creative Muse

The 10 Commandments of the Couch-Potato Lord Read the original post on the amazing Just How Cool Is That Blog. Times are getting rough for us inner couch potatoes. We have to fight for our existence in an age of fitness, health coaching, and books of how to be prolific. And while there have never

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How to know if you are called to create

Ordinary people (if there is anything like this) will think you crazy. Insane. And being honest with yourself, you’ll also notice your craziness. But in reality, you haven’t lost your mind. You just have the heart of a creator. Here’s how you know: 1. There is a constant urge inside of you We’re not workaholics, even if

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Seeking progress is masochism (or the paradox of audience)

The lights are dimmed. The theater is nearly full. The title of the film appears, and my palms sweat. It’s been 2,5 years since I’ve seen my film „Prometheus Rising“ on the big screen. Back then, I was proud. But this time … it hurt. I was not prepared for that. But the audience tells

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If it’s one of those days – don’t lose heart

I wake up with an uneasy feeling. It’s snowing outside, the first snow this year. But I don’t really care. I open up Facebook and Instagram and see how all the people I follow are doing so great. All those photographers, lifestyle bloggers, writers, all those people are living their dreams. The beautiful photographs, videos, selfies,

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