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    If I could invite Hugh Howey for coffee and pick his brain, this is what I’d ask.  Sadly, I couldn’t buy him a cup of coffee because of the 3,965 miles between us, but I’m so incredibly thankful that he took the time to answer my questions.  I’m always humbled by the way he talks about writing

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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 marketers5 book marketing strategies that will make your sales explodeConnoisseurs 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

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The only secret of success for writersI’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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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,

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