All posts by Donna Best

  • Why You Should Self-Publish Your Short Fiction - Writer's Life.org
    Why You Should Self-Publish Your Short Fiction

    Share, Pin or Retweet If You Love Writing! What—short stories? Aren’t they just for writing classes? Why would I waste time on stuff that doesn’t pay? Because it does. And this isn’t an April Fool joke. Last week...

    • Posted August 24, 2015
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  • What To Do When You No Longer Love What You Do - Writer's
    What To Do When You No Longer Love What You Do

    Share, Pin or Retweet If You Love Writing! No matter how much I try not to, every so often I fall out of love with my work. The thing that I love and cherish becomes a dreaded...

    • Posted August 21, 2015
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  • Why No One Pays Attention to Your Work -- What to Do! - Writ
    Why No One Pays Attention to Your Work — What to Do!

    Share, Pin or Retweet If You Love Writing! Everyone wants to know how to get more attention for their work, but not everyone is willing to do what it takes. The question you have to ask yourself is...

    • Posted August 20, 2015
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  • How To Create Your Own Media List - Writer's Life.org
    How To Create Your Own Media List

    Share, Pin Or Retweet If You Love Writing! Building your own author media list isn't complicated. If you already know the best local and niche outlets, it might be a simple matter of Googling appropriate editors' names...

    • Posted August 19, 2015
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  • Overcome Crippling Doubt The Einstein Way

      Share, Pin or Retweet If You Love Writing. A four-year-old boy sits at home, playing with his toys. He’s hungry, but he doesn’t tell anyone. He’s tired, but only his posture reveals it. Four years old...

    • Posted August 18, 2015
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  • Why You Need To Build That Author’s Platform Now!

    Share, Pin or Retweet If You Love Writing! A famous and often repeated piece of advice to writers is: The time to start working on your author platform is three years before your book is published. I’ve...

    • Posted August 17, 2015
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  • It’s Time For Writers to Take Charge Of Their Writing

    Share, Pin or Retweet If You Love Writing! The Cabinetmaker John Doe, a cabinetmaker, was wandering through the stacks in the farthest, darkest corner of his local hardwood dealer’s lot one fine spring day, when he came...

    • Posted August 14, 2015
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  • Should You Give Away Copies of Your Book?

    Share, Pin or Retweet If You Love Writing. Should you give away books for free? The value of book give­aways can’t be assessed by for­mula. The pre­vail­ing mythol­ogy sug­gests that the goal of pub­lish­ing is to sell...

    • Posted August 13, 2015
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  • Using The Power of Observation to Write Great Stuff - Writer's Lif
    Using The Power of Observation to Write Great Stuff

    Share, Pin or Retweet If You Love Writing! Athletes practice. Musicians practice. As a writer, you need to do the same. Whether you have dreams of writing a novel, a memoir, or a collection of poems, or...

    • Posted August 12, 2015
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  • Thoughts on Using a Pen Name for Self-Published Works

    Share, Pin or Retweet If You Love Writing! I’ll never forget the divorce court scene in the Tina Turner movie, What’s Love Got to Do with It, when Tina battles for her name. She didn’t care about...

    • Posted August 11, 2015
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