All posts by Donna Best

  • Enough Fooling Around ... Get to Work Writing! - Writer's Life
    Enough Fooling Around … Get to Work Writing!

    Share, Pin or Retweet If You Love Writing! I’m writing this from a friend’s borrowed apartment in New York City.  Sun streams in through the east-facing windows.  The air-conditioner hums.  Outside, a bus sighs — that’s how...

    • Posted September 7, 2015
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  • You Don’t Have To Write Every Day

    Share, Pin or Retweet If You Love Writing! There's one kind of blog post I dread seeing in my feed reader. They're the blog posts that sport headlines like "The ONE Thing You Need to do to...

    • Posted September 4, 2015
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  • Your Rules For Getting That Novel Done!

    There are lots of lists out there for how to be a writer, but most seem for newly minted MFA grads trying to keep up spirits and output in the sudden absence of grades and semester deadlines....

    • Posted September 3, 2015
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  • Should You Use Crowdfunding to Write Your Book? - Writer's
    Should You Use Crowdfunding to Write Your Book?

    Share, Pin or Retweet If You Like Writing. Jon Yongfook didn’t even intend to write a book at first. But the growth-hacking expert and software entrepreneur decided to give it a shot when Guy Vincent, founder of...

    • Posted September 2, 2015
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  • Should Amazon Self-Publishers Write Longer Books?

    Share, Pin or Retweet If You Love Writing! Authors who use Amazon’s KDP Select program, which includes the Kindle Lending Library and Kindle Unlimited, will be compensated in a new way as of July 1, 2015. Previously,...

    • Posted September 1, 2015
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  • 3 Ways to Be A Better Empathic Writer - Writer's Life.org
    3 Ways to Be A Better Empathic Writer

    Share, Pin or Retweet If You Like Writing! Becoming a better writer down to three simple steps: 1. Study – you learn the principles of good writing and the conventions of your chosen form. You study the...

    • Posted August 31, 2015
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  • Overcoming Writer Negative Self-Talk - Writer's Life.org
    Overcoming Writer Negative Self-Talk

    Share, Pin or Retweet If You Love Writing! A Caravaggio painting can take my breath away. A lunar eclipse, when the shadow cuts the light, entrances me. Consider, though, the dark without the light, the shadow crossing...

    • Posted August 28, 2015
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  • Why Each Writer’s Process Is Unique and Not To Be Compared!

    Share, Pin or Retweet If You Love Writing. When I get frustrating news from my literary agent, and then I see famous writers I admire tweeting about their successful careers, it can make me feel bad. Likewise...

    • Posted August 27, 2015
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  • Why Publishing Your Book For 99 Cents Might Not Be a Good Idea! - Writer'
    Why Publishing Your Book For 99 Cents Might Not Be a Good Idea!

    Share, Pin or Retweet If You Love Writing! This post was intended to be a comment on Joanna Penn's recent article explaining why she chose the 99-cent price point for her novel. My thoughts are directed at...

    • Posted August 26, 2015
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  • Why Selling Your Self-Published Book For 99 Cents Might Be A Good Idea!

    Share, Pin or Retweet If You Love Writing! There’s a lot of talk about the 99 cent ebook at the moment, so I thought I would just throw in my own 99 cents worth. My book Pentecost...

    • Posted August 25, 2015
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