Get Past Fear of Failure as a Writer

Today’s video is another pep talk. Almost every writer deals with the fear of failure. You overthink and go to the worst-case scenario of what could go wrong. Everyone fails, including the big famous authors we love, and success starts with failure! So let’s get to the writing motivation and start chatting!


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5 Reasons to Start Writing Your Novel Today!

You say you want to write a novel, but why haven’t you started yet? What’s stopping you? I’ve got 5 reasons why you should start writing your novel today. So let’s get to writing!

Why do you want to start writing today? Let me know in the comments below!

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Why You’re Not an Aspiring Writer

Today’s video is an important one. It’s a little pep talk. I’m telling you why you’re NOT an aspiring writer. Because if you write, there’s nothing else to aspire to. So let’s get to talking!

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Create Your Author Newsletter to Find New Readers

Today I’m talking about email newsletters and why they’re so beneficial to get direct access to your readers. I also made the announcement that I’m now doing one-on-one consultations: Create & Grow Your Author Newsletter. Book your consukltation with me today!

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Set Measurable Writing and Publishing Goals for 2019 w/ Meg LaTorre

2018 is coming to a close and the new year is just around the corner! For today’s video I’m talking with fellow AuthorTuber, Meg Latorre from iWriterly to talk about setting measurable goals for 2019 so you can achieve all your 2019 writing and publishing goals. Meg and I also go into some talk of the writing and publishing journey, so be sure to stay tuned for the entire video!

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The Effects of Empathy & Emotions in My Writing (Collab w/ Destiny Murtaugh)

Today’s video I’m teaming up with fellow AuthorTuber, Destiny Murtaugh, to talk about empathy and how that affects our reading and writing, so be sure to check out Destiny’s video before you go!

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4 Tips to Deal with Writer’s Burnout

If you participated in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) then you might be feeling a little burnt out. You’re tired of writing or you’re feeling uninspired or you’re just looking for the motivation again. Writing isn’t supposed to cause stress, and if it is, it might be time to take a step back to reevaluate things a bit. Here are my top four tips to deal with writer’s burnout.

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Why I Can’t Write a Novel in a Month

I’ve been participating in NaNoWriMo for a few years now. Some years the timing just isn’t good and other years I just never hit my word count goal. I’ve always gone with the theory that any words written is better than no words written. In fact, I started writing my third novel, She’s Not Here, for National Novel Writing Month 2015. However, I’ve never officially won. This year I was a NaNoWriMo Rebel and made my goal to write 20,000 words, which I did! However, I’ve never actually won. So I’ve come to terms with the fact that I just can’t write a novel in a month. And I’m sure I’m not the only one!

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How to Write a Killer Plot Twist!

What makes a great novel that makes you want to read every book the author has ever written? That answer would be up for debate but I think it’s safe to say a killer plot twist can convince any reader to read more from that author. While plots twists aren’t a must-have when it comes to writing books, it can certainly make a book more interesting, so today I’m talking all about how you can add a plot twist to your novel with some simple foreshadowing tricks.

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10 Tips to Win NaNoWriMo

We’re just about at the halfway point of National Novel Writing Month. Some of you are probably starting to feel burnt out while others might have the finish line in sight. Regardless of how many words you’ve written, I have ten tips to get you write more, write faster, and to win NaNoWriMo so you can get the first draft of your novel finished! So, let’s get to writing!

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